This artwork is by SNMA Member and Mayo Medical School student, Kayla Nixon. Reaching, an acrylic painting on canvas inspired by the coloring style and elongated figures of artist Ernie Barnes, addresses the pertinent issues in African American society of education, parenting, and the lack of one or both. Stereotypes and media representation are confronted by the uncommon image of a black girl feverishly climbing through shelves of books.
The road of preparation to medical school is difficult enough without the challenging question of; how will I finance my education? In exploring which institution will suit your needs the best in terms of an education, one must also factor in which institution will not undoubtedly contribute to any future financial hardship. When comparing cost, you must not only take into consideration the direct cost of tuition but also think about indirect fees/expenses such as travel, books, food, clothing, and rent if applicable.
We are excited to present you with the Spring 2012 issue of the JSNMA. The theme of this issue is, Targeting Youth to Improve Sexual Health Outcomes a topic that is dear to the heart of the publications committee. With the harrowing numbers of youth in our community affected by STI’s, we felt it necessary to highlight the efforts of many to inform and empower youth regarding sexual health. Also in this issue is a section specifically for our MAPS members, a dedicated body of premedical students that are an intrinsic part of our SNMA membership. Last, this issue features some of our SNMA regions exciting activities from this past year in the regional reports.
In its various forms and methods, the goal of contraception is to assist with planning when to have children. However, navigating through which method is best for each particular situation can be challenging. Our nation’s culture has made it somewhat uncomfortable to talk about sex. On the road to overall health, we cannot avoid talking about sexual health.
This article is from special contributor, Brian Powers at the Institute of Medicine in Washington DC. The portion featured here is from the chapter entitled, “Emerging Amidst Tumult: Black Physicians and the Professional Demands of the Antebellum Era.”
1 in 5…. 1 in 5 people in the United States have HIV and do not know their status. AIDS is now the 3rd leading cause of death among black women ages 35-44 and currently 1 in 110 people in the world is infected with HIV.
An article on AIDS Prevention through youth activism by Jonathan Baston
By Gene Valentine: A poem about lost love and HIV disclosure
Interview with Dr. Hilda Hutcherson by Premedical Board Member Lewsey
Region X Overview from the Regional Director, David Foster.
Region IX Overview from Bisi Lawal, Region Director.Region IX includes all New York and New Jersey chapters of the SNMA. Our members are some of the most dedicated and passionate in the country. We work to address disparities in health care, minority medical education and the needs and progression of a historically underserved population. Region IX members strive for excellence in everything as exemplified in our motto, “Go Hard or Go Home”. Here is a glimpse of what we have accomplished for and with our communities in 2011-2012.