Meet our 2018-2019 officers!
“Solidifying one’s identity in the world is daunting, especially as a college student. It’s essential for us Christians to have our lives centered around a vision and community that is missional and God-fearing. GMMA harnessed opportunities for me to hear God’s voice in my life amidst my studies and the worldly distractions I face daily here on campus. Placed at the intersection of my faith and professional goals, GMMA allowed me to develop a clearer, more practical understanding of who God wants me to be in this world.”
MAJOR : Gender Studies & Health & Human Sciences
Internal Vice President
“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
External Vice President
“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.”
“I am serving for GMMA because I want to be more involved behind what GMMA stands for and do what I can do to further its mission. Through getting to know health professionals and going on mission trips, I really enjoyed learning about and observing first hand how Christian health professionals can heal the underserved both physically and spiritually. Being in GMMA has encouraged me and constantly serves as a reminder of why I’m pursuing medicine and what I will be able to do as a health professional to serve those in need.”
MAJOR : Human Biology
“The mission behind GMMA is something that I truly support. As Christians we are called to be missional to God’s people, spreading the good news to the ends of the Earth. GMMA has provided me not only a sense of community but also a look into how various healthcare professions can be used to ultimately serve God. Serving in GMMA has been nothing but a privilege and blessing.”
MAJOR : Health Promotion
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 GMMA is back for Spring Semester! Our GMs are held biweekly on Mondays. Hope to see you there!
Spring mission trip applications have been released! We’ll be sending out a team to Mexico on April 27th. Apply now! Applications are due on Sunday, March 17th @ 11:59 PM.
THH 212 8PM
Our General Meetings are held at THH 212 (new room) at 8PM. These meetings are held every two weeks and we welcome everyone to come out!
Spring 2018 Schedule:
Week 1 (Jan 9) – Involvement Fair
Week 2 (Jan 14) – GM #1 – Intro to GMMA!
Week 4 (Jan 28) – GM #2 – Joy Park, PA
(Jan 28) – KCM x GMMA Outreach – Sandwich Making for Midnight Missions
Week 6 (Feb 11) – GM #3 – Gyeombi Lee, OT Student
Week 8 (Feb 25) – GM #4 – Rachel Koo, Med Student
Week 10 (Mar 18) – GM #5 – Sandwich Making for Midnight Missions
Week 12 (Apr 1) – GM #6 – UCLA Joint Fellowship
Week 13 (April 13) – Intercampus Picnic Fellowship
Week 14 (Apr. 15) – GM #7 – Dr. Michelle Moon, PharmD
Week 15 (Apr 27) – April Mexico Mission Trip
Week 16 Good Luck on Finals!!
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