The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, the SNMA boasts over 40 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.
- Topaz Sampson was selected the 2013-2014 president-elect of the Student National Medical Association at American Medical Education Conference (AMEC) 2013 in Louisville, KY
- Kim Code was selected as the Region V Assistant Regional Director at AMEC 2013 in Louisville, KY
- The annual Pie Throwing Fundraiser is back!
- Willie Harrington III was selected 2012 Member of the Year by members from Region V at AMEC 2012
- Topaz Sampson was elected to the Regional Executive Board as Region V Webmaster at AMEC 2012
- Daisy E. Conduah was elected to the Board of Directors in the capacity of Co-Chair of the International Affairs Committee at AMEC 2012
Regional Leadership Institute
September 27, 2014
Region V Fall Conference
October 17-19, 2014
October 23, 2014
Minorities in Medicine
February 3, 2015
Cultural Competency of the 21st Century
February 17, 2015
Violence Prevention Movie Screening
March 31, 2015
Annual Medical Education Conference
April 1-5, 2015
Officers for 2014-15
- Christen Johnson, President
- Kevin Purcell, Vice President
- Keeanna Smith, Treasurer
- Adrienne LaFleur, Secretary
- Brittainy Erby, MS2 Representative
- Michelle Durrant, MS3 Representative
- Sarita Metzger, MS4 Representative
- Logan Markins, Parlimentarian
Established in 1964, SNMA is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to serving the needs of underrepresented minority students who wish to pursue careers in the field of medicine, as well as eliminating health disparities in underserved communities. SNMA was born from a need to produce sensitive physicians dedicated to providing quality health care to African-American, Latino, Native-American, disadvantaged and indigent communities.
On the local level, the WSU Chapter initiates and participates in several community activities including the Gem City Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Society; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Program; the Senior Recognition Banquet; and various local health fairs. The organization also has an active involvement with pre-health undergraduates at local colleges. The SNMA chapter at Wright State University is part of Region V. Our region is comprised of medical school and associated undergraduate chapters in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. SNMA Region V upholds the mission of the SNMA through our community service and other outreach programs. SNMA welcomes all medical students to share in the organization's goals and activities. For information, call (937) 775-2934.
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Kevin Jerome Watt, M.D., Assistant Dean for Diveristy & Inclusion