UCB GMMA Officers
President | 4th Year
It feels like I grabbed that GMMA flyer on Sproul by chance, but it was truly by God’s providence that I was led to join a medical organization with the Gospel at the very center. During the first semester of my freshmen year, I had many unexpected contemplations; I frequently imagined how nice it would be to have a big house, a fine car, and a comfortable life with a family, as a practicing surgeon. But what would that mean at the very end of my life when I stand before the Lord or when Jesus returns? Is living out my passion in my career all there is to life? GMMA personally redefined what a Christian pre-med student and medical professional meant: Christians living for the Gospel, who happen to be interested in medicine and whose careers are not their calling. And how encouraging it is to run with friends and mentors who love Jesus.
Co-Vice President | 5th Year
The most important thing that I’ve learned through GMMA since joining during my freshman year is how to seek first after God’s Kingdom. In a highly competitive environment with various distractions all around, it’s extremely difficult to live out our identities as children of God. But through everything that GMMA has to offer, this community kept me grounded and accountable to hold fast onto the gospel and to remain in His Word. Being a healthcare professional is great and all, but GMMA taught me just how much more valuable I am in the eyes of God when I am simply His child. And from that place of recognizing my identity in Christ, I saw just how powerfully God can use healthcare to not only heal people physically, but also spiritually.
Co-Vice President| 4th Year
GMMA is the intersection point between my two worlds: passion for healthcare and passion for Christ. I remember walking into Dwinelle 109 alone with an anxious heart. At the time, I had no idea that GMMA would one day become an integral part of my college years. I discovered my passion for dentistry here and even more amazing, I found driven and compassionate brothers and sisters in Christ who spur each other on as iron sharpens iron. Networking with both current and future health professionals, I saw one thing that was common between all of us: a heart that desires to glorify God, unwavering by circumstance… God led me to GMMA that first day and every meeting afterwards so that I could clearly see and experience what God can do with even just our small Berkeley chapter.
Secretary | 3rd Year
GMMA stumped me. GMMA got me real good. In just this short time with this community, my image of what a healthcare professional is was completely revamped. When Dr. John placed his own hands on top of the weathered hands of his patient and recited a prayer that was longer than the medical procedure itself, I knew that there was something I didn’t understand. It wasn’t the doctor that healed. It was God who healed. A doctor was someone who simply translated God’s almighty love into healing. And yet, I’m still slowly discovering the role of a true doctor. But where I first made this realization, where I’m fostering this curiousity, and where I’ll continue to dig a little deeper into God’s purpose for me all intersect at one point, at one community. And that’s GMMA.
Missions Coordinator| 3rd Year
As a college freshman, I was so blessed to have been introduced to the GMMA community right from the start. GMMA unites people intergenerationally who seek to bring glory to God in their work as healthcare professionals. This community has provided me with a deeper understanding of how my work and faith are intertwined as well as a community of brothers and sisters I can share all of life’s uncertainties with. I am challenged by and seek to pursue the faith journey of my GMMA mentors and peers to build God’s kingdom together through missions (local and global) as well as forming God-centered relationships with one another. I am so excited to see how God uses GMMA to transform faiths and bring us closer to Him!
Treasurer| 3rd Year
Having joined GMMA during a virtual year, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I initially anticipated a challenging year of spiritual and relational growth, but God provided a community of fellow pre-health brothers and sisters in Christ all dedicated to glorifying Him. I truly treasured the edifying conversations and fellowship spent with this community, from sharing personal memories and struggles to challenging me to ask tough questions about my faith. Through GMMA, I have had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of how the Gospel is able to transform lives and unite God’s people from around the globe. Having had a positive GMMA virtual experience, I cannot wait to see how much more fruitful relationships will develop going forward!
PR | 3rd Year
GMMA is so much more than an organization to me. I joined GMMA in the middle of my freshman spring semester, not really knowing if pre-health was the route I wanted to pursue. Not only did GMMA help me gain confidence in my desire to pursue a profession in medicine, but GMMA also provided me a wonderful group of brothers and sisters that look to pursue God more than anything. GMMA has been my community and spiritual accountability, especially through the difficult virtual semesters. Through our Zoom calls, impromptu hangouts, and meals together, I truly think of GMMA as a my closest friends and family who will point me back to Him.
Dr. Alex Chang
Dr. Chang has been serving as the GMMA Berkeley mentor since 2019. He enjoys going on medical mission trips with the students and encouraging them in their faith. As an internal medicine and pediatrics physician, he loves teaching the students about medicine and investing in their personal and spiritual growth.
UC Berkeley Alumni
GMMA is my favorite community. I love surrounding myself with diligent, God-fearing, mission-minded individuals who continue to strive for excellence both in this world and the heavenly one! I believe GMMA is a great platform to explore one’s faith in the immediate workplace and in the global community to which we are all connected to. I believe there is a place for me in GMMA no matter what life-stage from college and beyond. I love getting to know new people in GMMA!
About UC Berkeley Student Chapter
GMMA Student Chapter at Berkeley 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
Contact us with any questions: email@example.com
We are excited to collaborate with other organizations or professionals who also share our same vision to expand God’s kingdom through our careers as health professionals.
Our general meetings (GM) are held every other Monday @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM PST in Dwinelle. Our meetings will usually last about 1.5 hours consisting of, but not limited to: health professional speakers, mentorship, workshops, and fellowship.
Fall Semester 2021
Sept 13 GM #0 | Info Session
Sept 20 GM #1 | TBD
Oct 4 GM #2 | TBD
Oct 18 GM #3 | TBD
Nov 1 GM #4 | TBD
Nov 15 GM #5 | TBD
Nov 29 GM #6 | TBD
Aside from our regular general meetings, we will be announcing fellowship/outing, outreach, fundraising, and other GMMA related events. We have a lot of exciting opportunities for this fall semester! For more details, please visit our GMMA Berkeley Facebook group page or our instagram page @berkeleygmma.
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel as been made difficult and all mission trips will be postponed until an unspecified time.
However, we will continue to foster our mission mindset through local missions in a respectable approach.