The American Medical Student Association at American River College (AMSA ARC) pre-med Chapter was chartered in February 2003. It is one of only a few pre-medical chapters at the community college level that is recognized and charted by National AMSA. AMSA ARC has taken steps to ensure that guidance for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. During the last 8 years, AMSA ARC has been active in the local Sacramento region by promoting awareness about medicine and providing opportunities in community service, research, and visits to prestigious medical schools such as Stanford, UC Davis, UCSF and Touro. AMSA ARC is also active in the community by mentoring elementary students in reading, math, and science, and spearheading several projects with the Habitat for Humanity Sacramento chapter.