American Medical Student Association

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is a national community committed to involving its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine through service; assisting in the understanding and improvement of world health problems and promoting the welfare of students.

To learn more about AMSA, visit their BeInvolved Page

Pre-Dental Society

We are dedicated to preparing students to be professionals, leaders, and active members in the community. Membership involves coming to monthly meetings, service events in Harrisonburg, pre-dental professional opportunities and networking in the dental community. We also prepare students to apply to dental schools and provide opportunities for visiting dental schools.  

To learn more about the Pre-Dental Society, visit their BeInvolved Page

Pre-Med Association

This group is committed to students interested in medicine at James Madison University. The Pre-Med Association will increase the awareness of different medical schools and help prepare students for the admission process. We strive to have a positive impact on JMU`s pre-med students while providing services to students interested in pursing a career in the health profession in a manner to reflect professionalism, leadership, and intellectual integrity. The Pre-Med Association will strive to improve our networks in the medical & JMU communities.

To learn more about the Pre-Med Association, visit their Be-Involved Page. 

Pre-Optometry Club

Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Andre (

Pre-Occupational Therapy Association

The Pre-Occupational Therapy Association consists of students interested in pursuing Occupational Therapy as a career. The organization volunteers at various clinical settings such as daycare centers, therapeutic riding stables, and retirement facilities. POTA also provides its members with updated information regarding graduate programs and invites guest speakers to explain the application process and what it means to be an Occupational Therapist. In addition, members often examine case studies and strategist effective occupational therapy interventions. 

To learn more about the Pre-OT Association, visit their BeInvolved Page

Pre-Physician Assistant Club

The purpose of this organization is to gather a community of students with like-mindedness who are interested in pursuing or learning about the field of Physician Assistant.

To learn more about the Pre-Physician Assistant Club, visit their BeInvolved Page

Pre-Pharmacy Society

The Pre-Pharmacy Society provides opportunities for its members to become acquainted with professionals and offers educational opportunities in the field. It also fosters an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the field of pharmacy. 

To learn more about the Pre-Pharmacy Club, visit their BeInvolved Page

Pre-Vet Society

The main purpose of this organization is to inform students interested in a career with veterinary medicine about the various veterinary schools and the admissions process. This organization also aims to promote cooperation over competition by connecting members with experts and each other through academic, service, fundraising, and social events.

To learn more about the Pre-Vet Society, visit their BeInvolved Page

Faculty Advisor: Chris Rose,

Pre-Physical Therapy Society

To learn more about the Pre-Physical Therapy Society, visit their BeInvolved Page

Faculty Advisor: Louise Gilchrist (

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