The Pre-Med Society is in existence to inform youth of the Saint Ignatius student body about the medical profession. The society has guest speakers, volunteer opportunities, and activities (e.g. Health Fair and suturing clinic) to promote interest and expand knowledge about the medical profession. Membership to this society is open to all grade levels of Saint Ignatius High School.
The Pre-Med Society came about in 2011 after students approached Ms. Tara Henderson, a biology and chemistry teacher, expressing interest in starting a club geared toward the medical profession. It proved so popular that Henderson, the moderator, and Michael R. Anderson, M.D., hatched a plan to create a credit-bearing Health Sciences Program at the school.
Members of the Pre-Med Society who are not in the academic Health Sciences Program still have access to many events and opportunities, including on-campus presentations and clinics by physicians, shadowing and internships. There are also tours of clinics, universities and hospitals, as well as volunteer opportunities.
The club meets after school on Wednesdays twice a month. Interested club members who satisfy the above Health Sciences Program requirements will also receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of their senior year.