Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, the SNMA boasts over 40 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.


  • Topaz Sampson was selected the 2013-2014 president-elect of the Student National Medical Association at American Medical Education Conference (AMEC) 2013 in Louisville, KY
  • Kim Code was selected as the Region V Assistant Regional Director at AMEC 2013 in Louisville, KY
  • The annual Pie Throwing Fundraiser is back!
  • Willie Harrington III was selected 2012 Member of the Year by members from Region V at AMEC 2012
  • Topaz Sampson was elected to the Regional Executive Board as Region V Webmaster at AMEC 2012
  • Daisy E. Conduah was elected to the Board of Directors in the capacity of Co-Chair of the International Affairs Committee at AMEC 2012

Sponsored Events

  • Regional Leadership Institute
    September 27, 2014
  • Region V Fall Conference
    October 17-19, 2014
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Simulation Lab
    October 23, 2014
  • Minorities in Medicine
    February 3, 2015
  • Cultural Competency of the 21st Century
    February 17, 2015
  • Violence Prevention Movie Screening
    March 31, 2015
  • Annual Medical Education Conference
    April 1-5, 2015




Established in 1964, SNMA is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to serving the needs of underrepresented minority students who wish to pursue careers in the field of medicine, as well as eliminating health disparities in underserved communities. SNMA was born from a need to produce sensitive physicians dedicated to providing quality health care to African-American, Latino, Native-American, disadvantaged and indigent communities.

On the local level, the WSU Chapter initiates and participates in several community activities including the Gem City Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Society; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Program; the Senior Recognition Banquet; and various local health fairs. The organization also has an active involvement with pre-health undergraduates at local colleges. The SNMA chapter at Wright State University is part of Region V. Our region is comprised of medical school and associated undergraduate chapters in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. SNMA Region V upholds the mission of the SNMA through our community service and other outreach programs. SNMA welcomes all medical students to share in the organization's goals and activities. For information, call (937) 775-2934.

2014 SNMA Senior Reception

2014 SNMA Senior Reception
2014 SNMA Senior Reception
2014 SNMA Senior Reception
2014 SNMA Senior Reception
Last edited on 11/05/2015.