Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

2022 SNMA Executive Board
Brunch with the University of Maryland
Eager Park Meetup
Brain dissection volunteers
MAPS suturing event
Transition to the wards panelists
M2s at Transitions to the Wards panel
Orientation day
M3 and M4s at Transition to Wards event
Transition to the wards attendees
Stethoscope distribution day
  • 2022 SNMA Executive Board

  • Brunch with the University of Maryland

  • Eager Park Meetup

  • MERIT HLC Brain Dissection Volunteers

  • MAPS Suturing Event

  • Transition to the Wards Panelists

  • M2s at our Transition to the Wards Panel and Celebration

  • Orientation Day

  • SNMA M3s and M4s at our Transition to the Wards Panel

  • Transition to the Wards Attendees

  • Stethoscope Distribution Day

Established in 1964, the 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. Visit for more information.

Student National Medical Association Johns Hopkins University Chapter

Johns Hopkins’ chapter of the Student National Medical Association works closely with the Office for Medical Student Diversity. We have mutual goals of: (1) supporting underrepresented minorities in biomedical research and medicine; (2) increasing the number of physicians, scientists, and researchers who are African American/Black or from other racial and ethnic underrepresented groups; and (3) eliminating health disparities.

Hopkins' SNMA programs include, but are not limited to, social and networking events with medical students, house staff and faculty, career advising sessions, sexual health education for local middle school students, and mentoring and health professions workshops for local high school students and Hopkins' undergraduate students in the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS). See more details about our community service work below. Additionally, we are heavily involved in the recruitment of underrepresented minority students to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In collaboration with the Office of Admissions, we host dinners on interview days, help to organize Second Look Weekend, and maintain ongoing communication with accepted and prospective students. 

We encourage you to join SNMA to be part of a family that leans on each other for support, celebrates milestones, and helps address health disparities. For more information, follow us on Instagram (@jhu_snma), email us at [email protected].

Our Projects

Community service is the heart and soul of the SNMA and eliminating disparities in health care delivery, disease morbidity, and disease mortality are among our highest priorities.