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The Fall Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

To read the PDF format of the Fall 2014 edition of the Journal of the Student National Medical Association (JSNMA) in its entirety, please click on the following link: Click here for the Fall 2014 JSNMA edition

MAPS Minutes Fall 2014 Edition has been published!!!

Click here to find the MAPS Minutes Fall Edition November 2014 Issue   Greetings MAPS Family! I would like to introduce you to the Fall edition of the 2014-2015 MAPS Minutes! We are midway through the SNMA administrative term, and I am so grateful for an incredible MAPS Committee. The MAPS Committee has been hard […]

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I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Brittany Bruce, MD Candidate at the University of Kansas School of Medicine

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I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Ekene Ajufo, MD Candidate at Temple University School of Medicine

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