“I became involved with GMMA because of the approach it takes towards missions. GMMA shows how medical missions can involve God, and by doing so, it effectively brings not only physical healing and hope, but also spiritual restoration and revival. It is inspiring to see that through our career aspirations and various healthcare professions, God can tangibly encounter His people through his servants.”MAJOR : Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
MAJOR : Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
External Vice President
“Though many say college is the “best time of your life,” it’s also a time where you can feel so little, lost, and hopeless—a journey to finding one’s identity in the world is daunting and paralyzing. It’s essential for us Christians to have our lives centered around a vision that is God-fearing and God-loving. GMMA harnessed opportunities for me to hear God’s voice in my life amidst my studies and the worldly distractions I face daily as a college student. Placed at the intersection between my spirituality and professional goals, GMMA allowed me to develop a better, practical understanding of who God wants me to be in this world.”
MAJOR : Gender Studies & Health & Human Sciences
Internal Vice President
“GMMA is an incredible organization that intersects the field of healthcare and Christianity. It is truly a blessing to be a part of a community of such qualified and Christ-minded individuals, and I can really see God moving through it. Throughout this year, I hope to contribute to the growth and development of USC’s GMMA student chapter as well as the organization as a whole. Fight on!”
MAJOR: Medical Biophysics
“One thing I love about GMMA is the relationship you build with fellow students and healthcare professionals. Not only do you learn about different medical fields, but you also come together as brothers and sisters in Christ to serve the local community. This organization made me realize that there’s more to life than just having a job and earning a stable income. In the future, I hope to continue going on medical missions trips and spread the word of God.”
MAJOR : Psychology
MINOR : Natural Science
“GMMA is an organization that is different from many others because it provides mentorship and relationships amongst Christians who have a passion for the medical field. Not only does it provide guidance in a professional sense, but also in a spiritual sense, teaching prospective medical students the true meaning of glorifying God through their works. By mobilizing collegians through medical missions, GMMA embodies the possibilities of physical and spiritual healing, as we serve others, through the love of God. Through GMMA, I am able to express my passion for missions, relationships, and medicine, which ultimately magnifies my love for GMMA.”
MAJOR : Health & Human Sciences
“GMMA has been such a blessing to me by providing an environment in which I have been given an opportunity to develop and strengthen my professional career, as well as experience God’s power and love through the mission trips. GMMA has given me a clearer goal and purpose in my life as I’ve been blessed to see so many Christ-centered health professionals who dedicate their lives and professions to God for His greater plans. Additionally, the communities of God-loving people whom I’ve been very lucky to work with on mission trips are those that I’ve formed lifelong relationships with that continue to encourage my spiritual growth. If you are looking for a community of pre-health students as well as a way to deepen your relationships with God, GMMA is the perfect place that will satisfy both your desires.”
MAJOR : Biochemistry
Our USC GMMA student chapter was established back in 2013 as KAMHC @ USC. Through the caring mentorship and active shaping done by Dr. Sanghoon Ahn, our chapter has experienced significant growth throughout the years. As a student chapter comprised mostly of undergraduate students, we hope that GMMA acts as a shepherding aid for young, budding Christians on campus. Our ultimate purpose is to glorify Jesus as one body and we aspire to do so by providing tangible, practical ways for Pre-Health students to implement their faith. Because college is a pivotal episode for many, we wish that GMMA serves as a guiding prelude of one’s walk with God transitioning into adulthood. Thus, we desire for Pre-Health students to hone in on God’s purpose for them during their undergraduate years so that they can dive into their professions with an armored heart for God. We hope that through GMMA, young collegians can cultivate a yearning for His Kingdom to come down not only onto our campus, but also overseas.
Our current goals are:
- Coordinate bi-weekly general meetings to facilitate Christ-centered networking and mentorship.
- Provide fellowship opportunities amongst students outside of our general meetings.
- Implement semesterly Mexico mission trips throughout the school year.
- Provide short-term Summer medical missions opportunities for students.
- Promote a global, missional culture on campus.
We pray that our organization and our vision is grounded on the merciful grace of Christ. We hope that as we continually expand on our campus and into the rest of the world that we maintain steadfast humility and a serving heart for our community and one another.
USC currently is on summer break. Detailed information about General Meetings will be updated and released promptly closer to the start of the new school year. Be on the look out!
Guatemala Mission Trip – August 11th-18th
Applications have been released through email. Please contact us for more information.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions, comments, or concerns about USC GMMA and our vision.
All collaborations and interests are welcome!
In Him, Cathrine Ha and USC GMMA