Dear LMSA and SNMA,
Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the challenges Latino medical students and physicians face.
This year, the SNMA decided it would benefit from a residency guide as well. In the spirit of collaboration, particularly of two organizations with very similar passions and missions, the SNMA Publications Committee reached out the LMSA Publications Committee and expressed interest on combining forces to produce the 2014 Residency Guide. This has been an incredible collaboration that we hope will continue for many years in the future.
As with past editions of the LMSA residency guide, this publication has several main components: choosing a residency, how to apply for residency, and what happens after The Match. This guide has also benefited from advertisements from residency programs as well as organizations focused on helping in the residency application process.
This was an incredible undertaking that would not have been possible without the help and support of many. Of particular note, we would like to thank the 2013-2014 LMSA Publication Committee as well as the 2013-2014 SNMA Publications Committee who not only updated and wrote the articles you will be reading but also provided constructive criticism without which this guide would not have been the same. We would also sincerely like to thank the past LMSA writers and editors whose brilliant idea and years of work on prior LMSA Residency Guide editions have been the keystone of this current residency guide.
We are pleased to present the first LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!
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