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Underrepresented Medical Students

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is ranked amongst the top 10 schools of medicine by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Hispanic Business Magazine for Black and Latino medical students.

The following organizations are available to increase diversity and awareness for all Johns Hopkins medical students.

The Student National Medical Association: As the oldest organization for minority students in the United States, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) serves the needs of Black, Latino and Native American Students through monthly meetings faculty forums, community activities and recruitment of prospective students. Information on the Johns Hopkins University Chapter

National Boriqua Latino Health Organization Johns Hopkins University Chapter: The National Boriqua Latino Health Organization (NBLHO) is a Latino student group representing health professions students from the northeast region of the United States.  Its mission is to recruit Latinos into higher education, educate the public and one another about Latino health issues, advocate for increased Latino representation in health related areas, and promote awareness about social, political and economic issues as they relate to Latino health.  It also serves to create a support network for Latino students.

Native American Students: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has formed a close collaboration with the Center for American Indian Studies.

The Black Graduate Student Association at Johns Hopkins: The purpose of the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is to provide a support network whose ultimate aim is to promote the academic success of African, African American and Afro Caribbean graduate students at Johns Hopkins University.

Chinese Students & Scholars Association: The mission of the Chinese Students and Scholoars Association is to provide a Chinese social network to the students and scholars at JHM; to coordinate activities of common-interests in our community; to help students and scholars accommodate to and develop their career in an environment with different culture and language; and to promote inter-cultural communications between the Chinese community and other student groups at JHM.

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a network of students, alumni, and health professionals whose mission is to promote the development of Latino students through educational, volunteer, professional and networking opportunities to foster diversity, higher education, and the improvement of the Latino community.

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA): The APAMSA chapter at Johns Hopkins seeks to provide a means for all students to experience the Asian culture.  It hosts a variety of activities, from social events to community service to discussions with Asian Physicians.  Contact Person:   The national website is .  Contact Person: Jonathan Tzu -

Biomedical Scholars Association is tri-school organization that supports minority graduate students and postdoctoral fellows academically, professionally, and socially within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute community. We have members in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.