During Club Lunch Day Thursday, new and continuing students had the chance to explore and join multiple NUHS clubs and organizations. In the Student Center gym, officers of each club answered questions and spoke with students about their group’s activities. Students were also served lunch catered by El Burrito.
National University offers a wide variety of clubs including those dedicated to sports, health care specialties, community service, student professional organizations and common interests.
Clubs are not only a great way to socialize and meet other students, they can also expand educational and networking opportunities before graduation. Student professional clubs like Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) and Naturopathic Medicine Student Association (NMSA) offer valuable networking opportunities with local professionals and free resources on professional development. The groups regularly host fundraisers to help fund travel expenses to educational conferences, as well.
Regional clubs like the Ohio Club, Michigan Club and Wisconsin Club help connect students who plan to practice in these states after graduation. The clubs also offer lectures from physicians who practice in these states.
“First and foremost we want to get students interested in practicing in Wisconsin, but we also want to advance knowledge in the profession,” said Max Gatzke, president of the NUHS Wisconsin Club.
Each year, the number of student clubs at NUHS continues to grow. Some new clubs include the Hemingway Club and Pride Medical Alliance. Formed in early 2017, the Hemingway Club’s mission is to expose students to the arts through activities like belly dancing, drumming and painting. “Our classes are so science-based, our club can be a great creative outlet,” said Paul Grumish, vice president of the Hemingway Club.
Pride Medical Alliance is a club open to all students interested in learning how to provide health care to the LGBT community. Some of the group’s upcoming events include at-school lectures and volunteer work with local LGBT community groups. “It’s important for students to learn about the different populations so they know not only how to treat but
how to refer them elsewhere,” said Douglas Valdez, president of the Pride Medical Alliance.