The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) was founded in 1964 at Howard University. It is now the largest, national student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 8,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Our program is designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. We also dedicate our efforts to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color and entering and completing medical school
To improve the quality of healthcare by working to increase the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians, while also addressing the needs of underserved communities of color through advocacy and sustainable action.