Student National Medical Association


Established in 1964 by medical students at Howard University and Meharry Medical College, the Student National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest organization of medical students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. The SNMA is currently celebrating 47 years of committed service to communities to advocate for improved health care services and education to meet the needs of minorities and underserved populations. In addition, the SNMA widely promotes diversity in medical education and encourages the increased enrollment and retention of minority medical students.

Over 142 chapters based in medical colleges and universities throughout the United States implement the SNMA's programs and activities. Working primarily through its local chapters, the SNMA continues to implement programs that directly serve or educate people about important health matters. Health professions recruitment, violence prevention, health maintenance and screening, and substance abuse are the major program areas. Members are also involved in premedical recruitment, community outreach and public education.

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Student National Medical Association

920 Madison Ave
P.O. Box 6330325
Memphis, TN 38163
President: Cynthia Anunobi