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Graduate Student Organization


The goal of the Texas A&M School of Medicine Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is to encourage student participation in the affairs of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University, thus enhancing the quality and scope of graduate research education. The GSO shall also promote communication between the administration, system schools, and student body.

Purpose of the GSO

The purpose of this organization in achieving the aforementioned mission shall be:

  • To serve as the voice of the graduate student body of the School of Medicine.
  • To prepare, coordinate and execute an annual Texas A&M Health Science Center Graduate Student Research Symposium.
  • To interact with faculty and representatives of the other branches of the health science center to optimize graduate student participation in the annual health science center Graduate Student Research Symposium.
  • To ensure the maintenance of open lines of communication between graduate students, administration and faculty.
  • To further the careers and intellectual development of the graduate student body.


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Robert and Anabelle Bruce Travel Award


The Robert and Anabelle Bruce Travel Award was established in the spirit of both recognizing outstanding work by the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMUHSC) School of Medicine (COM) students and contributing to their professional development. The purpose of the Robert and Anabelle Bruce Travel Award is to promote the attendance of TAMUHSC COM graduate and professional students at scientific meetings by providing them with financial aid.

Award Details

Award Types and Amounts:
Eight (8) awards will be distributed yearly. Four (4) Awards of up to $500 will be dispersed in the fall and spring semester of each academic year.
Award Uses:
Awards may only be used for expenses related to travel to the scientific conference. This may include accommodations, transportation, registration fees, and poster printing. Funds may not be used for expenses unrelated to travel or to pay society dues. Funds will not be disbursed until after attendance at the conference.
Eligibility: Any degree-seeking student in good academic standing enrolled in a Medical Science Graduate Program (including MS, MD/PhD and PhD programs) and presenting as a first author/speaker at a conference is eligible to apply for this travel award.

Due Dates and Rules

The fall semester application due date will be August 31st and the spring semester due date will be January 31st. The application process will close at 11:59 PM on both dates. Only abstracts accepted to present at a scientific conference are eligible for this award; in addition, acceptance letter/email, CV of the applicant must also be submitted.

Contact Information


2023-2024 Bryan College Station GSO OFFICERS

  • President: Sarah Benstock
  • Vice President: Kaitlyn Armijo
  • Secretary: Mackenzie Smith
  • Treasurer and Ph.D. GPSG Rep: Rosaline Kumar
  • Media and Outreach: Victoria Arismendi
  • Social Chair: Brendan Olson
  • Master's Students Rep: Grayson Kotzur
  • First-Year Rep: Savana Green
  • GAC Reps: Heather Barreda and Daniela Ayala
  • GPEC Rep: Heather Barreda
  • DEI/GIC Rep: Brittany Shapiro
  • ABS: Samantha Beevers
  • LEEP: Cristobal Rodriguez
  • Immediate Past President: Daniela Ayala