The Boonshoft School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted the 2013 SNMA Region V Conference, “Leadership in Medicine: Going Beyond the Clinic,” last fall at Wright State University.
About 100 medical, pre-medical, and high school students attended the regional conference, which was sponsored by the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Premier Physician Services, and Doctors in Training.
“We designed the conference to enhance the leadership ability of medical students, offering them substantive knowledge in transforming health care, promoting health policies and practices, and exploring the need for leadership in medicine,” said Uchenna Conley, second-year medical student and conference chair. “Each workshop is designed to provide medical students with the proper leadership skill sets needed as a physician- leader in the clinic and beyond into the community.”
The SNMA is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. SNMA Region V includes chapters from medical schools in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.