Twenty-Four Times

By: Tiffani Houston, PhD

Long School of Medicine

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest student organization in the United States committed to addressing health care disparities and caring for underserved, marginalized communities. Much of our success blooms from a tried and true pipeline that nurtures students from underrepresented backgrounds early in their education to ensure their future success in a career in medicine. Increasing the number of physicians of color not only directly addresses racial bias in medicine by diversifying the physician workforce, it also answers the call for an increase in the total number of physicians in America. While more and more Americans are gaining access to care, the number of director-level providers is reaching a critical mass shortage with projections estimating a scarcity of doctors to answer health care needs. The SNMA pipeline directly addresses this crisis by tapping into populations of students that have historically been ignored as future physicians. These students have the aptitude and determination to become phenomenal caretakers directing patient care at the physician level. The SNMA is committed to shattering the glass ceiling that keeps these students…

 

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JSNMA is the flagship publication of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). As the voice of the SNMA, it serves as an educational and outreach tool to upcoming doctors and researchers. Journal topics include medical education, research, health advocacy, career opportunities, cultural competency and community outreach.

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About the Author: JSNMA is the flagship publication of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). As the voice of the SNMA, it serves as an educational and outreach tool to upcoming doctors and researchers. Journal topics include medical education, research, health advocacy, career opportunities, cultural competency and community outreach.

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