SUMMA is a coalition of Stanford medical students, including representatives from the organizations below.
Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education (COEDME)
Stanford University School of Medicine Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education (COEDME) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented doctors and health care leaders, ensuring equal access to quality health care for America's increasingly diverse society. The COE offers programs that support underrepresented students over time -- from middle school through medical school and beyond. Our goal is to assist program participants in becoming culturally sensitive leaders in their communities as health care providers, educators, and researchers on minority health care issues.
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
APAMSA is the nation’s only organization specifically representing East and South Asian American medical students. Our mission is to bring together those who are interested in health issues that affect the Asian-American community so that we may have a strong, collective, public, and political voice. We are interested in directly promoting the health and well-being of the Asian community. Stanford’s APAMSA chapter organizes annual speaker events, provides free health services in the community, and brings speakers to campus about Asian health. WE also provide an important forum for APA students to meet, exchange information and experiences and development personally and professionally.
Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA)
LSMA has built a strong academic and social community at Stanford Medical School. Throughout the year, LSMA organizes many programs and events ranging from addressing issues of minority health in our underserved communities to mentoring, outreach and recruitment of Chicano/Latino students. We also promote diversity at the Medical School with celebrations of our culture and traditions. LSMA supports the personal and academic development of its members with opportunities for leadership, attendance at various professional conferences around the country, and a network of students with rich life experiences and fantastic ideas. The LSMA community welcomes all!
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
The Student National Medical Association focuses on community service and educates its members regarding health care issues relevant to underserved communities. Members are committed to the improvement of the health of underserved communities. SNMA is the oldest national minority medical group in the nation. The Stanford chapter is predominately African American.
Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS)
SAIMS provides opportunities to exchange academic and professional information pertaining to the health care needs of Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. SAIMS has traditionally played a large role in recruiting junior college and university level Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian pre-medical students to the Stanford University School of Medicine. Our recruitment efforts include, but are not limited to, participating in the organization of the annual SUMMA conference, speaking at local colleges and high schools, volunteering in Bay Area Indian Health Clinics, and mentoring Stanford undergraduates. In addition, SAIMS recruits speakers to campus in order to raise awareness of traditional perspectives and health issues. Lastly, every Spring quarter, SAIMS participates in the annual pow-wow (attendance 30,000) by coordinating the first aid booth and assisting the Arbor Screen Team in screening individuals for cholesterol, blood pressure, aand glucose levels.