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The Student National Medical Association works through its regions and local chapters to implement programs that address many important issues in medical education and underserved communities. SNMA members implement innovative programs nationwide to address health disparities. All local, regional and national activities reflect SNMA’s three-part mission.
Supports current and future underrepresented minority medical students through our Pipeline Programs.
Addresses the needs of underserved communities through community outreach.
The need for more physicians of color to serve in underrepresented communities has become more apparent as health disparities have increased between ethnic groups. Recent studies indicate that physicians of color are more likely to serve in communities with these disparities. Read More
community outreach programs
SNMA focuses on community outreach to fulfill its mission to not only nurture and support the academic enrichment of its members, but also to serve communities in a real and proactive way. Our outreach programs concentrate on educating and empowering local communities to make healthy lifestyle choices. We continually pilot and implement community service programs following National Protocols. Protocols that were created to guide our efforts to directly serve minority communities through health education and screening programs. Regions and chapters adhere to these National Protocols to educate young and old as SNMA fulfills its commitment to reduce morbidity and mortality in underserved communities. Read More...
career development, leadership and advocacy
Seeking always to enrich the exposure and experience of our emerging physicians, SNMA conducts several unique initiatives aimed at preparing new leaders and enriching their standard educational experience. Our initiatives include: