Ohio University


Student National Medical Association

Our Mission

Do I have to be a minority to join SNMA?

Absolutely not! The face of medicine is changing every day, and we are becoming more diverse. It's on all of us to create a diverse environment.

We can accomplish more as a team.

Officers 2020-2021


Manel Guessas

Co-Vice President

Thelma Bonsu

Joint Co-VP/Treasurer

Seun Bajoko

Joint Co-VP/Treasurer

Savannah Hall


Eden Taddese

Community Outreach  

Charles Benton


Zelalem Haile, Ph.D.

Robin Newburn, D.O.

Brenda Martinez-Nieves, Ph.D.

Dues: $30 collected annually

Services Provided

  • Medical Student for a Day (Spring 2021): An opportunity to help lead local rural high school students on what a typical day of medical school is like
  • Science Discovery Club: Working with 4th-6th graders after school at Linden STEM Academy in Columbus weekly. We strive to encourage kids from lower-income populations to be curious about all types of science while forming a mentorship bond.

Tentative Schedule for 2020-2021

  • September - Sickle Cell Advocacy
  • October - RMEC, Session on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking, Multicultural Potluck
  • November - Smoking Cessation/Prevention
  • December- LGBTQ Health and AIDS Awareness Panel
  • January - Mental Health Awareness Month
  • February - Medical Student for a Day
  • March - Women's Health Month
  • April - AMEC Science Discovery Club - Weekly

Fundraising: White coat dry cleaning, SNMA gear sale, possible raffle TBD