National Leadership Institute
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The National Leadership Institute (NLI) is held three times per year in conjunction with the Board of Directors Meetings. SNMA and MAPS members from all parts of the country gather for a weekend of educational workshops on leadership training, organizational advancement and project development. During each session, educational tracks are crafted specifically for board members, regional and chapter members at large, and for pre-medical students.



Leaders without Limits and Beyond Borders:

Enhancing Our Skills of Service and Leadership in

Global, Local and Immigrant Communities


January 24-26th  2020

Hosted by Southern California Kaiser Permanente


San Diego, CA

Established in 2003, the National Leadership Institute is an opportunity for our Board of Directors to meet and hold their quarterly business meeting. It also provides an opportunity for intensive leadership development. With the aim to develop the professional and organizational leadership skills of the SNMA membership, the three-day institute consists of professional development, organizational instruction, and personal growth workshops. We invite all regional officers, chapter officers and general members to participate in this training opportunity!


This January’s NLI will focus on enhancing our skills of service and leadership in the spectrum of global, local, and immigrant communities. Students will hear from amazing leaders doing impactful work in international health both here and abroad, and learn about the extraordinary measures being taken to address the border health crisis. Students will gain a better understanding of San Diego’s opportunities and local initiatives focused on improving the health of immigrants, U.S.-bound refugees, and migrants through domestic and overseas programs. We will also be tackling issues like environmental health. 


There is no better place quite like San Diego to provide this kind of learning experience!  Join us to learn from some of our nation’s top physician leaders and network with our National Board of Directors, as you consider your next role in SNMA leadership while in gorgeous San Diego!


Register HERE today!

A full schedule and further details will follow.

Plan to kick off your new year at the January 2020 NLI! 

The deadline to register for this NLI is 

January 20, 2020!


2019-2020 NLI Dates


Be an NLI Host Chapter

The Student National Medical Association offers the opportunity for your institution to host a National Leadership Institute/Board of Directors Meeting. Held three times a year (June, September, and January), these weekend programs (Friday-Sunday) include opportunities for your campus faculty and affiliated leaders to present topics to our members as well as a chance for you to showcase your institution to this unique student demographic. Medical and pre-medical students from around the country will gather at your institution to engage in leadership development activities.


• Recruitment by your admissions office for pre-medical student attendees
• Residency program exposure to medical student attendees
• Showcase your institution's expertise in leadership training 
• Excellent motivation for your SNMA or MAPS chapter to continue making a difference on your campus and surrounding community

Apply today!