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 at Howard University and Meharry Medical College, the SNMA boasts over 50 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.
- In Boonshoft School of Medicine SNMA fashion, Clara Joseph was recently selected as the Region V Secretary at the 2022 Annual Medical Education Conference in Orlando, FL.
- Several of our past members have also served on both the regional and national levels, including several past alumni serving as past national president.
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Student National Medical Association is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.
- Annual Medical Education Conference
- Regional Medical Education Conference
- Mahogany Medical Gala
- Senior Recognition Banquet
- Student Led Town Hall
- Aspire Program
- Shop with the Docs
- OSCE Practice
- Match Panel
- Physician Round Table Talks
Established in 1964, SNMA is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to serving the needs of underrepresented minority medical students and committed to eliminating health disparities in underserved communities. SNMA was born from a need to produce sensitive physicians dedicated to ensuring equity in health care and providing quality care to African American, Latino, Native-American, disadvantaged, and indigent communities.
On the local level, the SNMA chapter at Boonshoft School of Medicine 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 upholds the mission of the SNMA through our community service, advocacy, and other outreach programs. SNMA welcomes all medical students to share in the organization's goals and activities. For information, please visit our social media.