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Welcome SNMA/LMSA 2014

This year SNMA (Student National Medical Association) and LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association) have decided to join forces to accomplish the goals of both organization. We believe in strength in numbers. Ultimately, both groups have many of the same goals in mind and can benefit from this partnership. As a united board we came together to make up goals for the upcoming calendar year. They include:

  • Recruitment of minority medical students

  • Mentorship (both mentoring our successors and being mentored by our predecessors)

  • Cultural Competency

  • Strengthening University Program and College Program relations

  • Community Service

  • Affiliation Building/Networking

  • Legacy

Our inaugural event as a new board, the Minority Mentor Match Program Speed Mentoring Event, was a success. We had close to 40 students and physicians come together for an engaging and fulfilling event that we hope helps to facilitate the creation of a number of long lasting mentoring relationships.

We would love to have you all involved in our future plans and events. SNMA/LMSA is not just an organization for minority students. Though our mission is to support current and future underrepresented minority students, address the needs of underserved communities, increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians we hope people of all ethnicities and from all backgrounds will help us accomplish our goals.


The Student National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964, the over 8,000 member SNMA boasts over 40 years of service to underserved communities and medical students.

The Case Western Reserve University SNMA chapter executive board and membership continually strive to be committed to furthering the mission of the Student National Medical Association. SNMA

In addition to yearly programming addressing the needs of the community and issues related to minority health, we have longitudinal outreach programs in local schools and community centers.

We also work with the admissions office in the recruitment of minority applicants, and provide academic support to current SNMA members by providing resources and organized academic sessions.


The LMSA has the vision to lmsaunify all Latino medical students into one organization, provide a voice for underrepresented medical students, actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, educate medical students on Latino health issues, advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care, provide leadership opportunities for Latinos, promote volunteerism in the Latino community.

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