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Student National Medical Association
The Student National Medical Association 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 www.snma.org for more information.
Student National Medical Association Region VI, Inc.
SNMA Region VI, Inc. is one of ten regions of the Student National Medical Association. SNMA Region VI encompasses chapters at ten medical schools in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. These schools are as follows:
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- The George Washington University School of Medicine.
- Howard University College of Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine
- University of Virginia School of Medicine
Student National Medical Association Johns Hopkins University Chapter
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. Members of the Johns Hopkins Chapter have lead many of the SNMA international medical missions to Cuba, Ghana and Jamaica over the past several years. Our chapter is also extremely dedicated to our local community here in Baltimore. We hold an annual employee recognition dinner every year for the staff in the preclinical teaching buildings, participate in monthly service projects in the east Baltimore community and hold reproductive health/STD prevention education workshops at local high schools.
Committed to increasing the number of culturally capable and sensitive physicians, the SNMA is also dedicated to the academic and clinical success of medical students and pre-medical students. Here at Hopkins, the SNMA chapter in collaboration with the Office of Admissions is heavily involved in the recruitment of minority students through dinners on interview days, Second Look Weekend, and ongoing communication with accepted and prospective students. The Hopkins chapter is also committed to the support of our current minority students. We organize several advising sessions for minority students throughout the year as well as social events.
SNMA members also work with youth from elementary school to college to introduce them to the sciences and to serve as mentors. In this way, the SNMA strengthens and expands the educational pipeline that leads from elementary school to medical school. Our members organize a number of mentoring programs with several of the high schools in east Baltimore and work closely with the minority pre-health organizations at several undergraduate campuses across the state of Maryland.