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Student National Medical Association

Student Organizations Dublin

Our Mission

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future
underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of undeserved communities,
and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious

Officers 2019-2020


Devon Hall

Co- Vice President

Davesh Chauhan

Co-Vice President

Shilpa Murthy


Rachel Nguyen


Samantha Hudzik

Community Service/Pipeline Program/Recruitment Officer

Daniella Owusuwaah


Zelalem Haile, Ph.D.

Robin Newburn, D.O.

Brenda Martinez-Nieves, Ph.D.

Dues: $35 collected annually

Services Provided

The SNMA commits to the empowerment of its members to take proactive steps to address minority health issues through advocacy and community service. As such, SNMA works to promote the professional development of its members, so that they may have the potential for being the underrepresented minority (URM) health leaders of tomorrow.

SNMA commits to providing URM pre-health students with knowledge, skills and experiences that are both pre-requisite and concomitant to professional participation in the health care industry.

SNMA commits to actively engaging in health advocacy to address inequities in medical education; racial/ethnic health disparities; and injustices in U.S. domestic and foreign health policy.

SNMA will work to ensure equity in health care, serve as community health advocates, succeed as leaders in academic medicine, and direct health policy change. We encourage our membership to embody the ideals of the organization while maintaining leadership roles within SNMA; other professional organizations; and minority and underserved communities. We continue to advance the culturally competent URM medical student and future physician to achieve equal opportunity and health care for all.

Tentative Schedule for 2019-2020

Monthly Events Planned: (Dublin Hosting*)

  • August*- Pipeline Preview
    • Regional Learning Institute Picnic and Conference
  • September- Sickle Cell Advocacy
  • October- Session on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
  • Nov*- Smoking Cessation Prevention
  • Dec- LGBTQ Health and AIDs Awareness
    • LGBTQ Health Panel
  • Jan*- Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Feb*- Pipeline Programs
    • Medical Student For a Day
  • March- Women’s Health Month
  • April- Obesity Prevention

Events- Multicultural Potluck, Suture clinic

Community Outreach- Science Discovery, Food Insecurity Project