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Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The Latino Medical Student Association unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community. Our objectives include to unify all Latino medical students into one organization, to provide a voice for underrepresented medical students, to actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, and to educate medical students on Latino health issues. We also strive as an organization to advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care, to provide leadership opportunities for Latinos, and to promote volunteerism in the Latino community. Past events include:

  • Medical Spanish
  • Guac Off
  • Salsa Night

Affiliated organizations: Latino Medical Student Association
Student Leaders:


 OUTmed is our school's LGBT and Allies organization. We serve as a safe space for those who identify as LGBT and those who identify as allies to foster discussion about LGBT issues. We do have events with other affinity groups regarding more general questions about diversity, its importance in society and healthcare, and other such discussions. Past events include:

  • NYC PRIDE march
  • Tour Lenox Health Greenwich Village
  • Various discussions with other affinity groups

Student Leaders:

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The Student National is committed to serving our immediate community, bringing awareness to the campus about social and cultural issues, and supporting the needs of our underrespresented minority medical students to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. Past events include:

  • MAPS Day
  • Diversity Night
  • Various discussions with other affinity groups

Student Leaders:

Featured Events

Diversity Night

Diversity Night is a night to foster cultural competency and freedom of cultural expression among a body of aspiring physicians, collected from diverse backgrounds. A night of cultural food, art, dance, music, and stories from across the globe, this event is open to all students, faculty, staff and administrators in the School of Medicine community.

Celebrating Our Differences 

This is a student-led discussion designed to create a safe space for thoughtful and educational discussions around our wonderful differences, especially in relation to health care and our environment. This discussion is completely voluntary and co-sponsored by the Offices of Students Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion. This event is open to the students in the School of Medicine community.

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