Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Dr. Chantale Branson, cmurray@bu.edu

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The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical student of color.  Membership includes more than 8,000 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 service to underserved communities and medical students.  SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color.  In addition, the SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school