The Graduate Student Organization is a student-run association that promotes the interests and represents the views of graduate students enrolled in the Biomedical Science (BMS) Graduate Program at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Through its leadership, the GSO communicates and collaborates on issues such as classes offered in the program and student admissions with the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC). The GSC comprises faculty from each of the research clusters.
All students enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program are considered to be members of the GSO. We invite and encourage students in all of our graduate programs, including the Medical Sciences and Clinical and Translational Science programs, to attend and participate in the GSO meetings. GSO meetings provide a great forum for informing students of important upcoming events, addressing the concerns of the students, and socializing with others in the graduate program.
In addition to its regular business, the GSO tries to provide as many social opportunities as possible to currently enrolled students. Regular events include:
Volunteering events are held once or more per semester as a way to increase positive impacts that Marshall and the GSO have on the community and each other. These volunteering events include collecting toys for Jared Box, volunteering at Lily’s Place, and running/walking marathons for charities such as The Heart Walk for the American Heart Association.