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Current Initiatives

BGCCThis year SNMA (Student National Medical Association) and LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association) will continue thier partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) , the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood are weekly mentoring programs conducted at the King Kennedy Boys and Girls Club:

2561 East 59th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44104

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  • Weekly program conducted at the King Kennedy Boys and Girls Club

  • Prepares girls to make positive decisions at a critical stage in their development

  • Promotes skills necessary for the establishment of a healthy lifestyle for girls

  • On Feb. 8, 2008, the SMART Girls Program was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

  • Poster about the program was awarded 1st place for community service at 2008 National Conference.

Passport to Manhood

  • Promotes and teaches responsibility in boys ages 11-14.

  • Addresses the issues and challenges faced by young men during this critical time in their development.

  • Advocates for health lifestyles and sound decision-making.

Applied Medical Spanish (AMSP)

Spanish-Only Lunches

Every Wednesday at 12PM a group of students from different a variety of different academic programs gather in the BRB to eat lunch and speak Spanish. These lunches are informal and are a great way to get together with friends and practice speaking Spanish. All levels of Spanish ability are welcome!

¡Hasta la próxima!

Applied Medical Spanish Program

The Applied Medical Spanish Program was developed in August 2007 by a CWRU medical student, Jessica Galarraga, to increase the number of physicians graduating from the CWRU School of Medicine who are able to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. The mission of the Applied Medical Spanish program is to reduce the health disparities faced by Hispanic-Americans by reducing one of its leading contributing factors: the English-Spanish language barrier. The program is designed to strengthen our medical students’ skills in medical Spanish and intercultural communication, and to provide a clinical Spanish-immersion experience that will prepare them to communicate competently with their Spanish-speaking patients. More information here.


Check-Out Sessions

Check-out sessions, formally known as Rap sessions, are back for the 2012-2103 interview season. These sessions are a time for minority medical school applicants to meet with current minority students to learn more about Case and have their questions answered from our perspective. The sessions are informal and a great way to meet potential future classmates and allow interviewees to wind down after their interview day.

Minority Mentor Match Program (MMMP)

The mission of the MMMP is to assist underrepresented minority medical students in identifying and maintaining minority mentors. Minority mentors serve as role models and a resource for support with whom students feel comfortable developing individualized, long term relationships. The formation of these relationships will help establish a culture of unity among the minority medical community. See last year’s event.

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