The Student National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964, the over 8,000 member SNMA boasts over 40 years of service to underserved communities and medical students. The Case Western Reserve University SNMA chapter executive board and membership continually strive to be committed to furthering the mission of the Student National Medical Association. In addition to yearly programming addressing the needs of the community and issues related to minority health, we have longitudinal outreach programs in local schools and community centers. We also work with the admissions office in the recruitment of minority applicants, and provide academic support to current SNMA members by providing resources and organized academic sessions.
The LMSA has the vision to unify all Latino medical students into one organization, provide a voice for underrepresented medical students, actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, educate medical students on Latino health issues, advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care, provide leadership opportunities for Latinos, promote volunteerism in the Latino community.