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Annual Medical Education Conference:  Louisville, KY - March 27-31, 2013

Annual Medical Education Conference: Louisville, KY – March 27-31, 2013

For nearly 50 years, SNMA has been at the forefront in pipelining and representing the diversity of students entering medical professions. Come network with the next generation of physician leaders. Make plans to meet the Student National Medical Association in Louisville, Kentucky at our Annual Medical Education Conference being held March 27-31, 2013. For more […]

Call for Abstracts for the Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum. Deadline 2/28/13

The research forum was introduced as part of the SNMA Annual Medical Education program 20 years ago as a means of extending an opportunity to SNMA members to display their scientific competence and to award them for their academic and research accomplishments. Since its inception, more than $95,000 has been awarded to the Forum participants. […]

Pre-medical Opportunities!

Pre-medical Opportunities!

Another great post in our blog series: A Liberal Arts Education: How you can become a better doctor through non-premedical requirements. http://tour4diversity.org/a-liberal-arts-education-how-you-can-become-a-better-doctor-through-non-premedical-requirements/ Calling all recent baccalaureate college graduates (BA/BS) interested in public health. The CDC has a fantastic 2-year training program opportunity — the Public Health Associate Program (http://www.cdc.gov/phap/index.html). You must have earned your degree in […]

Racial gaps remain in cancer rates

Racial gaps remain in cancer rates

Cancer death rates among African American men declined faster than those of white men in the last decade, even though overall survival rates for black men and women remained the lowest of all racial groups for most types of cancer, according to a recent report. In a study published Tuesday in CA: A Cancer Journal […]

Black Males Not Applying to Med School

Black Males Not Applying to Med School

Fewer black men are applying to, accepted to, and attending U.S. medical schools despite an increase in the number of overall applicants and uptick in matriculation among other minorities, a report found. Black applicants were the second most populous demographic behind whites in the late 1970s. There were more black applicants than Asians and Hispanics […]

Disparities in care for blacks linked to segregation, unconscious bias

Two studies published in January highlight the challenges blacks face in accessing equitable, quality health care. In one study, primary care physicians found to have unconscious bias against blacks received lower marks from their African-American patients on measures of trust and communication skills. Another study found that racial segregation exacerbates disparities in lung cancer mortality. […]

Hispanic paradox—Latest findings confirm Latinos live longer

Hispanic paradox—Latest findings confirm Latinos live longer

The data, which was collected from previous health studies, indicates Hispanic study participants had significantly higher survival rates for conditions such as cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions such as lupus, diabetes, kidney disease and strokes. “The Hispanic paradox refers to the surprising finding that despite having a worse risk factor profile, Hispanics […]

Canadian pediatric lupus severity varies with ethnicity

Canadian pediatric lupus severity varies with ethnicity

Deborah M. Levy, M.D., from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues analyzed ethnicity, sociodemographics, and disease characteristics in 213 Canadian children with childhood-onset SLE. The ethnic composition was 31 percent white, 30 percent Asian, 15 percent South Asian, 10 percent black, 4 percent Latino/Hispanic, 4 percent Aboriginal, and 3 percent Arab/Middle Eastern. […]

The Big Push to Defeat AIDS, TB and Malaria

Every era offers something special. I think the most special thing about our current time is the incredible opportunity that scientific advances have provided in the field of global health, giving us the ability to completely control highly dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The recent progress is breathtaking. If we can […]

Addressing shortage of minority students in medical school

Addressing shortage of minority students in medical school

When Holly Humphrey, MD became the dean for medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, she decided to focus her attention on recruiting underrepresented minority students. Over time, Humphrey discovered she was only attracting new students to the Windy City by simply recruiting bright young minds away from other schools. More […]