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 which 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 which provides health care to the Oak Park and South City communities of Sacramento on a weekly basis.