National Leadership Institute & BOD Meeting, September 2020
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National Leadership Institute & BOD Meeting, September 2020

The September National Leadership Institute will be virtual and hosted by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. This event is open to members of the SNMA Board of Directors, current SNMA members ($5) and non-members ($35). If you are in doubt about your SNMA membership status, please contact before attempting to register and updating your membership status, if necessary. Please note, payments not made by the deadline date for registration will be deleted.

9/18/2020 to 9/20/2020
When: Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting On-Line
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Student National Medical Association

National Leadership Institute – Fall 2020

September 18-20, 2020

Leadership in A Time of Crisis

The September National Leadership Institute will be virtual and hosted by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine! We will be discussing how to hone one’s leadership skills during a crisis, how to market yourself and share your story within your CV and personal statements, and much more. You will have the opportunity to network with Black Men and Women in Leadership across the nation at our Friday evening virtual get-together.  We will hear from thought-provoking leaders, such as our keynote speakers, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, and Dr. Leon Dougle, who have lived through crises.  Additionally, in line with the SNMA's heart for service, all attendees will be provided the opportunity to serve communities around the nation through a virtual pipeline mentorship session with elementary, junior high school, and high school students!  If you are interested in understanding what it is like to be a leader on the SNMA's Board of Directors, you will also have the opportunity to sit-in on our board meetings, occurring after the main program on Saturday and again on Sunday. I

Please see the Agenda, below.  It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend, but we are bringing together a program that we know will leave you inspired to continue down the path of leadership in the medical field.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Internal Affairs Committee



Updated 9/4/2020.  All time are EST. 


Friday, September 18, 2020

6:30 pm -   7:45 pm         Welcome - Wanda Lipscomb, PhD.

                                        Black Men/Women in Leadership Medicine Chat - Rachel Villanueva MD, Christen Johnson MD,

                                        Fiyin Fawole MD, Oyetewa Oyerinde MD, Monique Gary DO, Brandon Henry MD, Italo Brown MD,

                                        Earl Campbell MD, Brian Clair MD, Michael Harrell MD and special guest from MSU CHM.

7:45 pm -   8:45 pm        "Culture Tags" - BOD hosted bonding activity, moderated by Brigette Hudson, SNMA Executive                                                    Director. 


Saturday, September 19, 2020

11:00 am - 11:20 am        Welcome & Introductions - National President, Osose Oboh & Dean Aron Sousa, MD

11:20 am - 12:00 pm        Proper Goal Setting - Brandon Henry, MD and Joshua Oliver, MD        

12:05 pm - 12:55 pm        Personal Branding  - Tyeese Gaines, DO

  1:00 pm -   2:45 pm:       Medical Student Track

                                         BOD Development interactive Workshop - Alanna Tievsky McKee, MSW

                                         Pre-Medical Student Track

                                         "Creating Your Personal Timeline" - Elizabeth Lyons, Ed.D.

                                         "Professional Etiquette/Online interview skills" - Adaira I. Landry MD, Andrew Marshall MD, Otugo                                                Onyekachi Tochi MD and Onyinyechi Franca Eke MD

                                         "Telling YOUR story" - Janice Johnson, MD

  2:50 pm -   3:50 pm       Community Service - Pipeline Mentoring institute (Grades K-12)

  3:50 pm -   4:00 pm       Refreshments Break

  4:00 pm -   4:50 pm       “What Does it Take to be an Effective Leader in Times of Crisis”- (Keynote Conversation)

                                         Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH and Leon McDougle, MD, MPH; moderated by National President,                                             Osose Oboh

  4:50 pm -   5:00 pm       "A Call to Action"- Chair Brittany Hazzard Bigby and Lisa Lowery, MD

  5:00 pm -   6:00 pm       Meal Break

  6:00 pm -                       Board of Directors meeting


Sunday, September 20, 2020

11:00 am -                       Board of Directors Meeting