Region IX Documents & Resources
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Region IX Documents & Resources


Here are some general links and resources that have been determined to be useful to the SNMA Region. We hope you find these as useful as we do. Please feel free to contact the Regional Secretary, if you have some resources to recommend.

Region IX Partners

The Association of American Medical Colleges

Explore Health Careers

Empire State Medical Association

American Association of Osteopathic Colleges

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Cuban Medical School Exchange Program

American Dental Education Association

National Committees

We encourage you to join one of the following committees.  Your participation will lead to the growth and evolution of our beloved SNMA.

Academic Affairs -
Goals: Develop and maintain SNMA resources designed to assist members in their educational endeavors. Keep members abreast of changes in national medical education. Maintain a resource handbook of internships, fellowship/research opportunities, research electives, and scholarships.
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Alumni Affairs -
Goals: Establish and maintain a mechanism for exchange of information and support between past members (SNMA "alumni") and current members of the SNMA. Objectives: 1. Assist the National Headquarters in maintaining the SNMA Residency Database. 2. Encourage continued SNMA membership as "Alumni" as physician/patron members, life members, and through participation in the Alumni 50/50 Club. 3. Assist graduating SNMA members in obtaining membership in the National Medical Association.

Community Service -
Goals: Assist in the implementation and publicity on the SNMA's community service protocols and community outreach efforts. Oversee accurate tracking and documentation of protocols and other projects. Work with and supervise the efforts of individual protocol/initiative coordinators.
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Convention Planning -
Goals: Serve as the primary logistical and program organizers of the current-year Annual Medical Education Conference, while keeping the Board of Directors and Headquarters Staff informed of all progress. Work in conjunction with other key National Committee and Executive Committee members to coordinate conference plenary sessions and fundraising efforts. Form and oversee convention planning subcommittees, as needed.

Diversity Research -
Goals: Serve as the research assessment committee to further the work efforts of the SNMA in addressing the need for increased support for and investment in underrepresented minority premedical students, medical students and future physicians. In particular this committee is dedicated to increasing the amount of research specifically reflecting the experiences and concerns of minority medical students, while contributing important data with which to strengthen arguments supporting the need to achieve racial parity in the physician workforce. Additionally, this committee works cooperatively with the Physician-Researcher Initiative Fellow and is charged with the oversight of two of SNMA's longstanding research programs, when active:

Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum -
Dr. David E. Satcher, MD, PhD Research Fellowship -

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Election -
Goals: The SNMA Elections Committee is composed of the National President-Elect, National President, National Vice President, National Immediate Past President and Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD). The main function of the Elections Committee is to encourage and educate SNMA members interested in running for nationally-elected and appointed positions, as well as ensure that the elections are a just and accurate process.
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External Affairs -
Goals: Address issues concerning SNMA's interaction with other organizations. Improve the public awareness of SNMA through media, collaborations with external organizations, and other mechanisms. Advise SNMA liaisons and coordinate their external communication efforts on important current SNMA initiatives, programs, and policy positions.

Finance -
Goals: Serve as the primary committee addressing the financial needs and growth of the organization. Provide guidance to the Board of Directors on matters related to income and expenditures for current operations, and recommend future fiscal objectives. Email:

Health Policy & legislative Affairs -
Goals: Spearhead SNMA advocacy efforts. Educate members about legislative and policy developments affecting medical education and health care. Seek opportunities to increase the SNMA's voice, brand, and influence in health care and education. Identify key legislation and court cases/decisions in areas, such as medical education, health care reform, and minority and women's health.

Internal Affairs -
Goals: Seek ways to ensure efficiency in BOD operations. Address issues sensitive to the internal operations of SNMA. Assist the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and the National President in handling National Headquarters operations. Monitor the progress and growth of the organization as a whole. Ensure SNMA's compliance with protocols and national initiatives.
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International Affairs - 
Goals: Expose members to the international gravity of health care disparities. Emphasize the necessity of approaching health issues in a cultural context and allowing members to appreciate the essential elements of a successful health intervention. Inform the membership of international health opportunities. Educate the membership about international health crises. Provide close oversight for revisions to medical mission trip programming, site selection, and mission statements.

Goals: Serve as an extension of the Pre‐Medical Board Member. Works with the National President and the Pre-Medical Board Member to expand the pre-medical audience through outreach, event planning, speaking engagements, and information distribution. Be the voice and guiding force for minority pre-med students across the nation.
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Membership -
Goals: Respond to membership needs. Inform membership of available membership benefits. Document the history of the SNMA. Ensure SNMA membership reflects the ethnic diversity in U.S. medical schools. Devise the delegate apportionment formula for national elections and House of Delegate voting, and staff the delegate certification dask at the national convention.

Osteopathic Schools -
Goals: Formally integrate the osteopathic focus into SNMA operations. Address the concerns and needs of osteopathic members. Educate medical and undergraduate students about osteopathic medicine.

Publications -
Goals: Serve as the primary literary body responsible for written distribution of information throughout the SNMA via the Journal of the Student National Medical Association and other official SNMA web-based and print publications.

Physician Research Initiative (PRI) -
The vision of the SNMA states that the organization is dedicated to increasing the number of minority faculty at U.S. medical institutions; however, our current method of attempting to address this deficit is not a program of action but of passivity. We rely on the fact that inherently some SNMA members will become medical school faculty by their own design and since they are SNMA members we claim them as our contribution. The aim is to actively tackle this issue through the development of infrastructure and opportunities that encourage the entrance of SNMA members into Physician Researcher pathways. Workshops on physician-researcher opportunities are included in the programming for every Annual Medical Education Conference.

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