President | Third Year
“Having wanted to pursue Art History for most of my high school career, to think God had a plan for me in Biology was a difficult decision for me to accept. GMMA, however, was the answer to my prayers, offering me a source of motivation, countless role models, and a loving community to help me push through the difficult years so far. I now serve in the club because of how faithful the Lord has been in using the organization as a vessel to bring people to know His love not only in the mission field but also in the club itself.”
Vice President | Third Year
“I love GMMA because of their vision to take part in the Great Commission through health care! It is the best of both worlds! GMMA has shown me the beauty of medical missions. The health professionals who are a part of GMMA are so inspiring and I learn so much from them— through their life stories and while on the mission field. Through them, I have seen what it is like to be a Christian health care professional. It is such a privilege to be a part of this organization!”
Internal Affairs | Fourth Year
“I joined GMMA because I wanted to find greater opportunities to be able to integrate medicine with my walk with God. GMMA provided me the opportunity to be able to serve the Lord in ways that I could never imagine. GMMA provided me with a community that encourages me to become more and more like Christ.”
Public Relations | Third Year
“I initially joined GMMA to discover how to honor God through health care. I stuck with it because of how much I have grown spiritually. When I went on a missions trip, it was one of the most life-changing things I have ever done. In just three days, I grew so much as a person, really opening my heart to God. It’s amazing to see a huge group of students come together in Christ and to have a community of loving brothers and sisters.”
Treasurer | Third Year
“I joined GMMA because I wanted to explore what medical missions are and what its like to be a medical missionary. Through GMMA, I was able to meet many healthcare professionals who shared their testimonies and journeys on how they became doctors and why they chose to do missions. GMMA opened the door to many missions for me, and through it, I learned much about what it is to be a missionary, and what it means to be a medical missionary as well.”
Fundraiser | Fourth Year
“I joined GMMA because of the missions trip. I stayed bc of the family I gained through Christ.”
Secretary | Second Year
“I joined GMMA because it uses medicine as a tool to serve God. I’ve been able to see how God works not only in missions, but also in our daily lives as students. It’s amazing to be able to grow together as a community with healthcare professionals and other students like myself.”
External Affairs | Fourth Year
“Through GMMA, I made unforgettable memories with brothers and sisters who have the same spiritual and professional goals as myself.”
ABOUT UCI GMMA
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about UCI GMMA and our vision. Please let us know if you have a similar vision, and would like to collaborate or support.
Mentor | OB/GYN
Mentor | Nurse
Mentor | UCI Alum
Mentor | Oriental Medicine
We meet every other Monday (Week 3, 5, 7, 9) @7:30 PM. Meetings consist of prayer, worship, a guest speaker, and fellowship afterward. This quarter we plan to have fellow UCI GMMA alumni come and speak about their post-grad experience, a joint meeting with another UC GMMA, and more. Please come and join us!
Week 3: Pastor Isaiah
Week 5: Health Panel
Week 7: TBA
Week 9: TBA
- November mission team members: Katherine Kim and Ethan Kim both shared their testimonies at the latest general meeting.
- March mission applications are coming out soon. Please apply!
- GMMA’s annual health panel is happening at UCI during Week 5 (February 5)
- Board applications are coming out soon! Please pray about it and consider applying!
What’s UCI been up to?
GMMA Fellowship Night
We are having a fellowship night on October 2, 2017 at 7PM. We’ll be introducing the board members and what we do as a club. We will also be playing a lot of fun games and the winner will get a yummy surprise (You also get free food). Come and join us!
Please RSVP by Sunday, October 1, so we can have an accurate head count of who’s coming.
P.S. Don’t lose.
Post Fellowship Night
GM #3 (@Biola)
Did you guys have fun with our Biola sisters, Rachel and Janice, at Irvine Lanes last night?!
If you’d like to join us next Monday, Nov 7th at Biola to support our sister chapter, please let us know ASAP! Rides will be provided. It’ll be a great opportunity to review your vitals checking skills AND meet our GMMA brothers and sisters! See you there~
November Mission Trip
Diane Hong (3rd year, Anthropology Major) :
Even though Mexico is so broken and torn apart the people continue to find ways and reasons to keep smiling. They choose to look at the good over the bad, and always find the silver lining in every situation. Every single child and patient that I interacted with made me realize how thankful I need to be for God because even in our brokenness he loves us endlessly and continues to pour onto us. He never stops stirring that fire in our hearts.
Irene Jung (1st year, biology):
From this mission trip, I could realize how big is our God’s love. Seeing this ordinary family building and running a clinic to serve the entire community! How can this happen without God’s amazing grace and love?! I am so grateful that our God is loving and caring God, and we are all his children 🙂
Runrong Kuang (1st year, biology):
Going on mission trip to Sileo allowed me find my faith for the first time. It was such a powerful experience, for I had grown spiritually stronger and stronger as I get to know God more. To top off the whole mission trip, I was able to interact with health professionals, which solidified my goals for the future.
*check out the photo gallery below for more pictures!
GM #2 (Week 4, Oct 17)
FREE VITALS TRAINING AND VALUABLE RESOURCES ON WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL JOBS YOU CAN TAKE AS AN UNDERGRAD??!?
What is this you ask? Join us next Monday, Oct 17th at SSPA 1100 to find out more! Missions applications are also coming out so you won’t want to miss out!
Hey guys! Hope everyone is studying well for their midterms!
Enjoy this little clip highlighting our meeting yesterday 🙂
Thank you for signing up with us at the UCI GMMA booth during welcome week. We have very exciting things planned for this year! A short pdf is attached regarding *VERY* important information on the club. If you are not going to read this email, at least read the pdf (We promise it’s very reader friendly).
- First, when you know for sure you can make it the fellowship event next Monday, September 26 at 7 PM, please RSVP to the event page and rides form found here by Friday, September 23 at 11:59. If you do not RSVP, there is no guarantee we will have food or rides for you! https://www.facebook.com/events/1588127208150459/
- Sign up for rides to the fellowship here: https://goo.gl/forms/JKD4QSLNNyluO1113
- Find us on the UCI GMMA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucigmma/
For more information:
- Find us on Instagram @gmma_org
- Check out what other GMMA chapters all around the nation are doing: www.gmma7.org
With His love,
UCI GMMA FAM
General Meeting #3 | Mini Health Panel
UCI GMMA will be hosting a mini health panel TONIGHT (10/6) @ 7:30PM at SSL270 with the following health professionals who graciously took the time out of their super busy schedules to come to our campus and meet you guys:
– Oncologist- Dr. Choi
– Anesthesiologist- Dr. Michelle
– Podiatrist- Dr. Charles
– Family practice/Urology- Dr. Michael
– 2 medical students- Simon Kim and Alex Nam
Come with questions and be met with wisdom from and opportunities to network with these health care professionals!!
General Meeting #1
Hi! We’re having out first general meeting on 10/9 at 7:30PM in SSL 270! We’ll be discussing about the history of GMMA and what we do as an organization. We will also be having mission testimonies from the recent trip to Cambodia. If you have any questions, please refer to the facebook page, thank you!
Post Meeting #1
Thanks to everyone for coming to our first general meeting! We had our past president Bryan Yi give us wonderful advice on what to do to prepare for post-grad.
GM #4 (Week 10, Dec 28)
Amanda Sekiguchi is a nurse with a LOT of experience. Amanda spoke about her life experiences leading up to how God turned her around to be involved in the medical field. We we’re able to gain a lot of insight into how God worked in her life, and how she emulates Christ in her workplace!
Amanda is one of the most welcoming people I have ever met, and you can clearly see it as she and her husband went around the room meeting new students and sparking conversations. THEY AIN’T SHY, and I absolutely love their boldness and charisma in their intentional spirit with people and their professional lives.
GM #1 WINTER QUARTER (Week 4, Jan 30th 2017)
The man behind it all, DOCTOR SANG HOON AHN, AKA Doctor Jimmy, AKA Jimmy Hyung, is speaking on our first general meeting of winter quarter 2017!
In case you don’t know, Doctor Ahn is the president of the student chapter. But to get to the point, he’s HILARIOUS. He’s an amazing doctor who SPOILS us…a lot. (If you went on mission with Dr. Ahn as the leader, you know exactly what’s up). Everyone really loves this guy, and we’re extremely excited for him to come all the way from LA in his super busy schedule to come and share his insights of his career and how God carried him and continues to carry him in his life.
RSVP on our facebook event page!
Location: Social Science Hall 100
Date & Time: January 30th, 2017. 7:30 PM
See you guys there!
GM #3 (Week 8, Nov 14)
Our very own GMMA members, along with UCLA just came back from Mexico! Diane Hong, Irene Jung, and Runrong Kuang are sharing their mission testimonies, as it’s some of their first time going on a mission trip!
Pastor Justin from Bethel English Church is also speaking on what it looks like to be a Christian healthcare professional in today’s world. Pretty heavy stuff! He’s an amazing pastor and a really loving mentor. He’s extremely excited to meet with you students, so I hope you’re excited to meet him as well =)
Live-stream of mission testimonies and special sermon by Pastor Justin!
GM #1 (Week 2, Oct 3)
“What is the most important thing in your life? Some people may say God, but what is the second most important thing? Your spouse to be. If your spouse is messed up, your whole life will be messed up. So forget your profession. Forget everything. Start praying for your spouse to be.”
Important life tips from Dr. Choi, our very own love guru :’)
Thank you to those of you that came out today! Come out to GM #2 to start vitals training with our one and only President, Bryan who was an Emergency Medical Technician and now works as a Medical Assistant! #cyamonday