The AMSA Chapter at UC Merced prides itself in being involved both on and off campus, as well as being a place for members to learn to lead. We thus have formed committees within our chapter to facilitate our efforts of improving healthcare delivery and healthcare education, as well as to explore and develop member interest. These committees are led by a committee head who are responsible for organizing, operating, and effectively leading the committee. Our current active committees are below, check them out!

Interested in starting your own committee?

1. Please read the committee guidelines found here.

2. Complete a committee proposal found here.


AMSA Spanish Medical Terminology Committee 2017

AMSA Spanish Medical Terminology Committee 2017

Spanish Medical Spanish Terminology Committee

The purpose of this committee is to expand and coordinate events where AMSA members can educate others about Spanish medical terms used in hospital settings. We would also soon like to branch out to the local community and educate them through workshops. Finally, we would like to eventually start an initiative for members to serve hospitals through shadowing opportunities - where members can communicate in Spanish with patients.

Interested in joining this committee?

Contact Committee Head Lorena Moreno Aguilar at


AMSA Members at their CHFI trip to Argentina

AMSA Members at their CHFI trip to Argentina


CFHI committee offers AMSA members a unique experience abroad in which they can participate in global health programs. Students can work in a variety of health-promoting projects in both public health and clinical settings. They will learn more about the health field while immersing themselves in the cultures of the countries they visit. AMSA accomplishes this through a partnership with Child Family Health International (CFHI). CFHI has "30+ programs in 10 countries connect students with local health professionals and community leaders transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing." Learn more at

Interested in joining this committee?

Contact Committee Head Eric Lebish at



Relay for Life is a day long event to commemorate those battling cancer. It signifies that cancer never takes a break,  neither do the patients stop fighting and for one day neither will we. The purpose of this is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.