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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion: Student Groups

LMSA: The main goal of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine's Chapter of the Latino/a Medical Student Association (LMSA) is to gather medical students of all backgrounds alongside physicians to work together on improving the health of the Latino community in New York and beyond. Contact: som.lmsa@pride.hofstra.edu
Our mission is to:

  • Form a community between medical students and physicians interested in Latino Health
  • Support efforts to further promote recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in medicine
  • Educate the general body of medical students on Latino health issues
  • Advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care
  • Provide student-led Medical Spanish instruction
  • Provide leadership and volunteering opportunities for students

OutMed: OutMed is a student-run organization at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine dedicated to the empowerment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Open to all members of the school, OutMed seeks to bring awareness to the health needs and concerns of LGBT patients while advocating for equal access to care and social competence in medical education. The organization hosts many professional, educational, and social events throughout the school year. Contact: som.outmed@pride.hofstra.edu

SNMA: The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) was founded in 1964 as a sub-division of the National Medical Association (NMA). The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine chapter is a part of Region IX which encompasses the New York and New Jersey areas.
Our goal, as part of a larger national organization, is to produce clinically excellent and culturally competent physicians. We aim to accomplish this through events that raise awareness about health disparities and cultural competency, service to our communities, advocacy for health policies, and the establishment of pipeline/mentorship programs. Contact: som.snma@pride.hofstra.edu
Embodied in SNMA's constitution is our dedication to:

  • Disseminate information about minority concerns in medicine and medical education
  • Develop and implement workable programs for the provision of better urban and rural health care
  • Protect against culturally biased practices in all arenas
  • Support national leadership in the development policies important within the underrepresented community
  • Promote increases in levels of minority student recruitment, admission, and retention in schools training health professions

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