Student National Medical Association
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is a national organization which was founded in 1964 as the student arm of the National Medical Association. In 1971 SNMA became a nationally independent organization focused on the need to produce competent and committed physicians with a desire to work in underserved communities. Currently, SNMA brings together students committed to the health and well-being of underserved populations with a focus on clinical care, academic medicine and service. The chapter at UC Davis School of Medicine currently has 16 members. In 1994, SNMA members founded the Imani Clinic, a student-run facility that provides health care to the Oak Park and South City communities of Sacramento on a weekly basis.
Our Chapter Goals:
- To foster community between minority medical students and provide opportunities for student mentorship with faculty/physicians.
- To address community health needs through outreach and volunteering in the community.
- To encourage minorities to pursue medical education and highlight the importance of cultural competency in medicine.