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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.

Cultural Competence & Medical Education: The teaching of associations that negatively impact patients

Cultural Competence & Medical Education: The teaching of associations that negatively impact patients

By: Misha Armstrong MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2019 Tsai et al. (2016) reported on the use of race as a biological risk factor in lectures used to teach medical students during their preclinical courses. The authors highlight this problematic teaching and the resulting associations students make with disease, health disparities, and certain communities. This creates […]

The role of programming in combating Racial Bias

The role of programming in combating Racial Bias

By: Adib Rushdan National Community Service Committee Co-Chair The narrative is often politically influenced, driven by an exhibition of activism that may incite the defense mechanism on one end versus the other. Protests, whether via social media or live demonstrations, are necessary to pinpoint issues surrounding racial bias and the impact that stems from its […]

The rash on your skin looks different on mine

The rash on your skin looks different on mine

By: Alyssa Gerth, AT, OMS III Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) Every Wednesday from 7am-12pm, the third- and fourth-year students, as well as the family medicine residents, attend didactics at the teaching hospital where I am rotating. Each hour there is a different topic with a different educator. It is a breath […]

Revisiting hypertension in black Americans: The role of implicit bias in perpetuating adverse health outcomes

Revisiting hypertension in black Americans: The role of implicit bias in perpetuating adverse health outcomes

By: Boya Abudu University of California, San Diego (UCSD) The prevalence of hypertension among Black Americans—Africans and descendants of the African diaspora—has been well-documented. In an effort to train competent clinicians, medical schools have increasingly emphasized the role of race in building appropriate differential diagnoses and treatment plans. During my preclinical medical school courses, it […]

Everyone deserves healthy staples

Everyone deserves healthy staples

“There is a huge potential to address the income-related disparity in diet quality with revisions to SNAP policy.”

Racial disparities in pediatric humeral condyle fractures in the emergency department

Racial disparities in pediatric humeral condyle fractures in the emergency department

By: Brianna Caraet, MS III Eastern Virginia Medical School Previous studies have demonstrated racial differences in emergency department (ED) patient care of minorities (namely, African Americans and Hispanics) as compared to their Caucasian counterparts presenting with similar illnesses or injuries. The triage system is intended to be a standardized and objective approach to prioritize patients […]

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

By: Naeemah Munir, MPH; Kelechi Anudokem, MPH; Nadine Patton, MAS; Nicole Tantoco, MPH 1University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Program in Medical Education – Health Equity Through this reflection of our experiences at University of California San Diego, School of Medicine (UCSD SoM), we will discuss the importance of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) […]

How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

By: Tim Baerg1‡, Ayotomiwa Ojo2, Amelia Bahamonde1, Anjola Onadipe1, Jasmyne Jackson 1 School of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 3852 E Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA 2 College of Literature Science and the Arts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor MI 48109, USA Several studies have shown […]

An e-mail conversation between a medical student and an ethics lawyer

An e-mail conversation between a medical student and an ethics lawyer

By: Taiwo T. Ajumobi OMS III student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine December 8th 2016, 11:24am Good morning Dr. Rosen, I hope all is well. So this question has been on my mind for a while and it has to do with race and medicine. During one of my preceptorships, the medical resident […]

Axiology and racial bias in medicine:  A discussion of utilitarianism and moral desert

Axiology and racial bias in medicine: A discussion of utilitarianism and moral desert

By: Arham Siddiqui Baylor University The growth of equality and civil rights is evident in modern society through historical events from The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s to the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy established in 2012. However, racial bias remains a pressing issue, especially in the field of medicine. A […]