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Diversifying the face of medicine since 1964


Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 150 chapters at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools spread across 10 regions throughout the United States and the Caribbean, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) seeks to support current and future underrepresented minority medical students, address the needs of underserved communities, and increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. The goals of SNMA are to 

  • Serve as a credible and accurate source of information relevant to minority issues in the field of medical education

  • Encourage and foster the development of minority faculty in order to increase the presence of minority mentors and biomedical researchers in academic health centers

  • Evaluate and cultivate the necessary measures to eradicate practices in the field of health profession education that compromises the goal of providing quality education to minorities and women

The Birmingham, Alabama, chapter, with satellite members in Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Huntsville, is committed to achieving these goals through its various programs and community partnerships. Get in touch with us to learn more, or use the contact form on the "Contact" page to partner with us. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

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