2020-2021 UCLA OFFICERS
President | 4th Year
“The medical mission trips I went on with GMMA initiated my new, ongoing prayer request: for humbleness because being passionate about medicine and eventually becoming a medical professional is not for my pride but for God and His glory. GMMA gave me a community to trust and that will make sure that I prioritize God before anything and everything and help me follow my passion through Christ first. The individual people I met through GMMA have been showing me how wide and deep Jesus’ love is, how He is personally working in and for each and every one of us, and how He is so present in everyone’s lives.”
Internal Vice President | 3rd Year
“GMMA to me is a family. I have had countless opportunities of meeting so many people that keep me accountable spiritually and academically, and that help guide and mentor me in different aspects of my life. My short time here has taught me how my passions can intersect with God’s plans as well, and how to stay humble in everything that I do for it is ultimately all for His glory. GMMA has been so much more than just a club or medical missions, but a community in which we can all grow to share and thrive in God’s love together!”
External Vice President | 4th Year
“I joined GMMA because I had a heart for missions. I wasn’t too caught up on the medical aspect but it appealed to me since I knew that I wanted to enter the medical field in the future. I’ve been teaching children for the past 9 years and because I’ve cherished every student that I’ve come across I knew I wanted to be a pediatrician and give my kids a healthy path to adult life. I wanted to branch out and try to reach out to communities that were outside of my own. GMMA is an opportunity for me to pursue both my medical and missional dreams.”
Missions Coordinator | 3rd Year
“GMMA has been the most impactful organization I’ve been a part of both in my future aspirations and my spiritual life. From the mission trips I’ve been on to the mentors and lifelong friends I’ve met, GMMA has provided me countless opportunities to witness the incredible love, power, and mercy of God on display across all the nations. Because of this, I now hope to become a medical missionary in the future, serving with the love that Christ has shown me. Additionally, being a part of a community so rooted in the love of God has helped me strive to live missionally, always looking to serve his kingdom and make disciples of all nations. I am so grateful for the family God has given me in GMMA, and I look forward to fostering the heart of Christ together.”
Treasurer | 3rd Year
“Being involved in medical missions since a young age, I wanted to find an organization to continue my involvement while finding a community of students to be a part of, something I have not had very much experience with. I was introduced to GMMA, joined, and have been a part of it ever since. I look forward to going to missions with everyone I met and to meet people in the medical field whom I can turn to for advice. I hope to continue serving God and the community with newfound friends while having fun at the same time.”
Secretary | 2nd Year
“Attending GMMA meetings myself for the first time as a non-science major, I kept telling myself this would be a temporary thing. Yet, I found myself keep going back. I became more and more interested in medicine and how I would like to serve His kingdom through it. After deciding to pursue medicine, I realize that the desire and excitement I first witnessed when I met GMMA members was God and His loving heart for these members! My heart for GMMA is growing and I am incredibly excited to be serving for UCLA’s GMMA chapter this year!”
Public Relations | 3rd Year
“When I first joined GMMA, I was amazed at how loving and spiritually driven the members and mentors were. Through GMMA, I was able to find a Christian community of students who share the same passion as me to serve in the healthcare field. GMMA has blessed me with lifelong friendships and supporting mentors. Observing healthcare professionals work humbly and selflessly on medical missions fostered my desire to serve with a missional heart for God’s kingdom.”
Dr. Peter Chung Jr.
Lead Mentor / Campus Supervisor
“GMMA has taught me how to worship God in work, in service to others, and in everyday life. It is a tremendous JOY and HONOR to serve alongside students and professionals of all ages. It is Kingdom work and the most amazing expression of Christ-centered living that I have experienced.”
About UCLA Student Chapter
The UCLA GMMA student chapter started in 2013, when the KAMHC Doctor Board decided to empower the future generation of health professionals to take ownership of God’s calling. The majority of our student chapter comprises of undergraduates, who seek not only mentorship, but also guidance as they aspire to become health professionals. As a student chapter, we aspire to provide opportunities to network with Christian health professionals from various medical fields to help students acquire a direction for their lives.
We founded the UCLA GMMA student chapter to provide an organization in which students can grow as both God’s servants and as future health professionals. We strive to provide guidance for students to develop their identities centered on Christ.
All in-person meetings have been suspended, but we will be hosting virtual general meetings! Our general meetings are held on Mondays every week through Zoom at 7:30 PM. The meetings will usually last about an hour to an hour and a half. If you want more details about our general meetings, please check the event page posted on our Facebook group page and our Instagram account for Zoom links. We welcome you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
Fall Quarter 2020
Monday, 10/5 (Week 1): UCLA GMMA Informational Meeting
Monday, 10/12 (Week 2): GM #1 | Guest Speakers: Dr. Peter Chung Jr. and Dr. Marshall Chey
Monday, 10/19 (Week 3): Virtual Fellowship – Game Night
Saturday, 10/31 (Week 4) @2PM: GM #2 | Prayer Meeting with Vanderbilt GMMA, Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Chung Sr.
Monday, 11/2 (Week 5) @6:30PM: GM #3 |West Coast Health Panel, Led by UCI GMMA
Monday, 11/9 (Week 6): GM #4 |Guest Speaker: Dr. Young Chae
Monday, 11/16 (Week 7): GM #5 | Prayer Meeting with UCSB GMMA
Monday, 11/23 (Week 8): Virtual Fellowship
Monday, 11/30 (Week 9): GM #6 | Guest Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Kang
Monday, 12/7 (Week 10): Study GM
Throughout the school year, we will be organizing numerous medical mission trips including one-day mission trip, winter mission trip, and summer mission trip to bring both physical and spiritual healing to the community around us. A group of missionaries will be sent to medically underserved communities to provide medical treatments alongside health professionals and, most importantly, to spread the love that God has first shown us on the cross.
Due to COVID-19, mission trips will be suspended until further notice.
- GMMA has started a national prayer movement! To join us, please download the Echo Prayer app, and search for GMMA under feeds! You’ll find all the prayer topics that GMMA has been praying over, and if you make a reminder to pray at 9pm on the app, you can join everyone in the movement praying together at the same time!
- On the same Echo Prayer app, we’re gong to be combining with another West Coast GMMA chapter to share prayer requests, and hopefully host virtual GM’s together! Please join us in this private group by messaging someone on staff your email address to be added to the group!
- The biennial GMMA Conference has been postponed until Summer 2021. Everyone that has been registered will be refunded for their registration fee.
GMMA Student Chapter at UCLA is committed to:
- Providing a network among Christian students and health professionals to bring about healing towards all nations.
- Fostering a unique community and fellowship among peers and mentors committed to medical mission and healing ministry.
- Inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals to passionately give back to the community for the gospel.
- Bi-weekly meetings to promote networking and mentorship
- Resume and interview workshops
- Opportunities for One-Day Mexico Medical Missions, Winter Medical Missions, and Summer Medical Missions
- Joint-campus events with USC, UCSD, and UCI
- GMMA 2016-2018 California Regional Conference
- GMMA 2016-2018 National Conference
Our focus for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Local Missions
UCLA GMMA has grown to a great extent throughout these past years, but this is just the beginning. God has a plan to use GMMA for his great kingdom. We aspire to know him more and align ourselves with his vision as his beloved sons and daughters.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about UCLA GMMA and our vision. We are also willing to collaborate with any other organization who may also share our same vision to expand God’s love through our careers as health professionals.
In His Love,
Ellie and UCLA GMMA Chapter