Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes over 6,000 medical students, premedical students, residents and physicians.
Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, SNMA boasts more than 40 years of service to underserved communities and medical students. SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring culturally sensitive medical education and services, as well as increasing the number of African-American, Latino and other students of color entering and completing medical school.
By reaching out to disadvantaged and underrepresented premedical students in undergraduate institutions across North Carolina, the Wake Forest School of Medicine chapter of the SNMA strives to encourage academic excellence, cultivate professional skills and provide mentorship and guidance.
SNMA Annual Pre-Health Student Conference
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of Wake Forest School of Medicine, along with the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, will host the 12th Annual Pre-Health Student Conference on February 29th to expose underrepresented and disadvantaged pre-health college students from diverse backgrounds to careers in the health field. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, interact with and learn from current professionals in various healthcare fields and to learn about the journey in the Doctor of Medicine (MD), Physician Assistant Program (PA), Academic Nursing (CRNA/DNP), and Biomedical Sciences PhD/Masters programs.
The Pre-Health Conference is designed to recruit, educate and prepare underrepresented minority African-American, Hispanic/Latino and other disadvantaged students of color for careers in health care.
Activities at this one-day conference are facilitated by members of SNMA, medical students, practicing and admissions faculty and community physicians and include:
- interactive and informative lecture presentations and panel discussions
- opportunities for students to interact and network through Q&A sessions and social events
- tours of Wake Forest School of Medicine
- an informational fair
- small group interactive activities to foster the students’ curiosity in the sciences
Speakers and sessions will provide in-depth information on topics such as:
- admission requirements
- MCAT preparation
- changes to AMCAS
- interviewing skills
- medical specialties
The conference is open to all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and pre-health students and college academic advisors.