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Student National Medical Association

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
SNMA
Purpose:
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) 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.

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the dissemination of information relative to minority issues in the field of medical education, to take the necessary and proper steps to eradicate practices in the field of health profession education that compromises the goal of providing quality education to minorities and women, to promote the development of workable programs of legislative policies for the provision of enhanced access to better health care, to promote the sponsorship of programs for minority youth to encourage their entrance into the health professions, to promote increases in the levels of minority student recruitment, admissions, and retention in schools training health professionals; and to encourage and promote the development of minority faculty in order to increase the presence of minority mentors and biomedical researchers in academic health centers.
Year Founded:
1964
Admits Members:
All year

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Nkeiruka Iwuorie
Public Contact E-mail Address:
niwuorie@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
(281) 948-6416

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
Other
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Twice per semester
Fundraising Events:
Once per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Once per year
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per year
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per year
Hosting Conferences:
Once per year
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Once per year
New Member Orientation/Training:
Once per year
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Once per year