Melody Lee

Melody Lee

President | Fourth Year

 

Jisu Eom

Jisu Eom

Vice President | Third Year

 

Chrissie Alexander

Chrissie Alexander

Public Relations | Second Year

 

Liz Hwang

Liz Hwang

Missions Coordinator | Fourth Year

 

Enoch Koo

Enoch Koo

Treasurer | Fourth Year

 

Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim

Fundraiser | Third Year

 

Terry Lee

Terry Lee

Secretary | Fourth Year

 

Marta Kwak

Marta Kwak

External Affairs | Fifth Year

 

Narin Chung

Narin Chung

Outreach | Fourth Year

 

Irene Jung

Irene Jung

Outreach | Third Year

 

ABOUT UCI GMMA
The UCI GMMA student chapter started in 2013 as KAMHC @ UCI student chapter. Dr. David Choi and Dr. Sanghoon Ahn both contributed significantly to making of KAMHC @ UCI student chapter and the other student chapters as well. The purpose of student chapters was to allow networking and mentorship between students and doctors with Christ in the center. We aspire to bring pre-health students in college into realms of Christian doctors who vision the Great Commission together with these students. This is done through opportunities that are provided, such as medical missions and volunteering. Contact Information: Melody Lee ucigmma@gmail.com 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. John 13:35

Mentors

 

Dr. Lee

Dr. Lee

Mentor | Pharmacist

Dr. Oh

Dr. Oh

Mentor | Oriental Medicine

Nurse Lee

Nurse Lee

Mentor | RN

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Student Mentor

Meeting

Meeting

We meet every even Mondays (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) @7:30 PM in Humanities Hall 178. 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 2: Kevin Ma, Adapted Physical Education Specialist

Week 4: Grad/Post-grad Health Panel.

Week 6: IV Workshop with Nurse Eveling Jho. Click here to RSVP

Week 8: TBA

Week 10: Praise and prayer night

Missions

Missions

  • Apply for the upcoming March mission trip! The application link is on our Facebook page!
    • Apps are due 2/9/2019 at 11:59PM. 
Updates

Updates

  • GMMA Fam has been revealed! If you applied, check your email to find out who your big is!
  • We are implementing a “membership” program for the 2018-2019 academic year. “Membership” is $10, but it is NOT mandatory to be a “member” to attend GMMA meetings and events. You may still be a part of GMMA as a general member. The purpose of “membership” is to encourage greater participation and commitment throughout the year. Apply to become a member here

What’s UCI been up to?

2019 Winter GM #2: Post-Grad/Grad Panel


Thank you to everyone who came out to our meeting, especially our grad panelists who took the time out of their busy schedules to share their journey to where they are today! Here are some of the advice that they had shared with us.

Karo, third year (D.O):

  • School
    • 1st and 2nd year is mostly in the classroom while 3rd and 4th are clinical rotations
    • Work with a different specialist each rotation
    • Schedule varies based on the doctor or whatever the hospital has sent to you; typical hours are from 9-5
  • Why he chose his field
    • Enjoyed biology and chemistry classes
    • Explored different fields with volunteer opportunities and lab and found himself as a natural fit
    • Enjoyed working with the clinicians
  • Advice
    • Take what you learn and apply it to the real world

Audrey, gap year (Pre-med):

  • Wants to do medicine and law
    • Dermatologist (own products and patent)
  • Postdoc at UCLA for science classes
  • Currently a medical assistant at a cardiologist clinic; gets 40 clinical hours a week
  • Why she chose her field
    • Passionate about what she’s doing
      • Loves reading, writing, makeup and skincare
    • GMMA mission trip helped her; hoping to go on more mission trips in the future
  • Advice
    • Dream big, if you want to do something, go for it
    • Think broadly and be creative with what you want to do in the future
    • Think longterm on what you’re going to do in the future; be passionate about it

Serena, first year (PT):

  • Currently doing mostly didactic courses
  • Why she chose her field
    • Went into undergrad thinking she would become a doctor
    • Did an internship for different careers
    • Ultimately chose PT to have a relationship with her patients and to continue to be active

Eveline (Nurse):

  • Got license as a nurse and is currently working as a patient caregiver (personal nurse for the family)
  • Why she chose her field
    • Originally wanted to be a pediatrician but saw how the nurses were the ones who were interacting and taking care of the patients
    • Didn’t want to do all the years of school if she were to pursue pediatrics
    • Many options that comes with nursing
      • Business, teaching

Joanne (DH):

  • Dental hygiene program at USC; overall hygiene and health of her patient (health of mouth, gums, oral health)
  • 2 year program; Associates, Bachelors, or Masters
  • Currently applying to DDS
  • Why she chose her field
    • Originally premed (pediatrician)
    • Took intro to Occupational Therapy and enjoyed it; wanted to become an OT but her parents were not okay with it
    • Liked the aspect of helping older adults
    • Initially forced into dentistry, but gave it a try and volunteered and shadowed dental students
  • Advice
    • You can go into the health field even with a bad GPA! You may have to work harder and it may take longer, but it will be okay!
  •  

 

Fellowship

A couple of our members and post-grad, Audrey, went to UTC for fellowship! 

2018 Fall GM #1: Medical Missions

Come out to GMMA’s first general meeting! Dr. Sarah Oh, DDS will be speaking about her experiences on both the mission field and in a clinical environment. We will also be sharing more about the upcoming missions trip as well! Click here to RSVP 😀

2018 Spring GM #2: Suturing

For the second meeting of Spring Quarter, we had medical student Kwang come and show us the skills we need to suture. Members practiced on pig’s feet after his testimony!

UCIxBiolaxUCR GMMA Fellowship
Come out to meet other students from 3 chapters! Pizza and churros will be provided and we will be playing a fun game of Jeopardy as we get to know each other! Please click here in order to RSVP and please click here to sign up for rides!
General Meeting #2
We had Nurse Jennifer come and speak about her journey in becoming a nurse. Afterwards, we had the Nursing Organization come and help us with vitals!
GM #3 (@Biola)
14632974_1340260889319070_3743556445838401464_n 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~

GM #2 (Week 4, Oct 17)
14639604_1317550988256727_3211643926062605571_n 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! https://www.facebook.com/events/1619047361727674/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1476208885519646#

Post-meeting:

Hey guys! Hope everyone is studying well for their midterms! Enjoy this little clip highlighting our meeting yesterday 🙂

Welcome week!
14369937_1298922803452879_1370416130591306934_n 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). file:///C:/Users/pub-asl.LIB.008/Downloads/GMMA%20Intro.pdf

For more information:

  • Find us on Instagram @gmma_org
  • Check out what other GMMA chapters all around the nation are doing: www.gmma7.org

Thank you! With His love, UCI GMMA FAM

2019 Winter GM #1: Adapted Physical Education Specialist

Welcome to our first GM of Winter quarter! Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Kevin Ma came to talk to us today about his career. He works with kids with disabilities, helping them physically. He also teaches VBS at Bethel Church and even taught us some moves as well. 

2018 Spring GM #4: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

For the fourth and last meeting of this quarter, we will be having Dr. Park who is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician! We are so excited to hear from her, so please come out for the final general meeting! Please RSVP here.

Spring Quarter General Meeting #1 | Post-Grad Panel
For the first meeting of Spring Quarter, we will be having a grad student health panel! In addition, the new board members will be revealed and March mission testimonies will be shared! Click here to RSVP.
Post-Meeting
Our post-grad panel was a success! All of the graduates shared their journey to where they are today. It gave a sense of relief to the undergraduates that sometimes their path won’t always be a straight one, as long as we depend on God, everything should work out.

Two members from the March mission team also shared their testimonies!

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. RSVP HERE!
Post Fellowship Night

Thank you to everyone who came out!

Fellowship night

The punishment for the losing team during fellowship night

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

First general meeting! (10/9)

Our VP Liz

Thanks Bryan for coming out and talking to us.

 

First general meeting

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 #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! https://www.facebook.com/events/242512599507274/ Location: Social Science Hall 100 Date & Time: January 30th, 2017. 7:30 PM See you guys there!      
GM #1 (Week 2, Oct 3)

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Thank you to those of you that made it to the fellowship event or helped us out at the Spam Musubi fundraiser! We sold out by the end of the day! PTL.
We just wanted to remind you that UCI GMMA will be having our FIRST general meeting on OCT. 3RD, MONDAY, 7:30 pm at the social sciences plaza A 1100 (map attached). We’ll be using this time to get to know you on a professional level in terms of your career path, career goals, and introducing you healthcare professionals to network and build relationships.
Check out the GMMA introduction pdf if you haven’t already and make sure you are a part of our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucigmma/

Post meeting:

14606543_1311030628908763_9109651545682791456_n “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

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Healthcare Professionals Ministry (HPM), a network of Christian healthcare professionals, is hosting a Regional Fellowship gathering for all healthcare professionals across Southern California on May 3, 2015 2:45pm at YNCC (Young Nak Celebration Church).  This is part...

GMMA January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

"The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his...

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that...

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that...

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"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." (2 Corinthians 9:8) GMMA August 2018 Monthly Newsletter President's Greeting Dear Beloved GMMA Family, Happy August! August...

[GMMA 2018] Keynote by Eugene Cho

Date: June 23, 2018 Speaker: Eugene Cho Source: GMMA 2018 Language: English Length: 45 Minutes 21 Seconds Biography Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington –...

Process of Turning the Fear of Evangelism and Mission Into an Adventure

Date: June 23, 2018 Speaker: John Lee, DSc Source: GMMA 2018 Language: English Length: 19 Minutes 58 Seconds Biography Pastor John Lee is a graduate of Melbourne University, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Dental Science. He also has Diploma of Art...

[GMMA 2018] Keynote by Patrick Fung, MD

Date: June 23, 2018 Speaker: Patrick Fung, MD Source: GMMA 2018 Language: English Length: 55 Minutes 00 Seconds Dr. Fung is the 10th director of OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission) and is the first Asian to lead the ministry. He is a...

[GMMA 2018] Keynote by Loren Cunningham

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2018 Fall GM #3: Chiropractic Care

Come and join us for our 3rd general meeting of the quarter to meet Dr. Sean Kim, a skilled chiropractor who recently went on the Guatemala missions trip! He will be sharing his testimony about being a chiropractor and about his experience on missions. Also, join us for practical tips on pursuing healthcare and chiropractic care, to learn some helpful stretches, and for everything you need to know about chiropractic! **NOTE TO MEMBERS: Please plan to stay a little after the meeting! We will be going over tips for pre-health majors at UCI so you can hopefully avoid the mistakes we made. Come out with any questions about classes, schedules, professors, resources, etc.! Click here to RSVP!

2018 Spring GM #3: Dentistry

For the third meeting of Spring Quarter, we had Joanne Lee, a dental student and Chris Kang, a dentist come and teach us about the world of dentistry! The members were then tested on their knowledge by playing a game of Kahoot. Congrats to the winners, Rachel Lim, Marta Kwak, and Terry Lee!

2017 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!!
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 #3 (Week 8, Nov 14)
15036442_1353335914678234_7083739060184226652_n 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 =) https://www.facebook.com/events/1787785664827629/

Post-meeting:

Live-stream of mission testimonies and special sermon by Pastor Justin! https://www.facebook.com/bryan.yi/videos/vb.1077300424/10209214046403038/?type=3&theater    

November Mission Trip

Missions testimonies:

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!

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