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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.

Twenty-Four Times

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 […]

Racial bias in the context of medical education

By: Milan Sheth, MA Eastern Mennonite University Despite gains regarding diversity in education over the past several decades, racial bias still persists, particularly within medical education. Black medical students are at a distinct disadvantage during the admissions process, the student loan process, and throughout their tenure in medical school. The following discussion explores the existence […]

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine By: Danielle M. Ward, M.S., OMS IV D.O. Candidate at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus A large portion of the 2017-2018 President’s Executive Agenda for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) focuses on cultural competency because it is crucial to not […]

Call for Submissions: JSNMA Spring 2018 - "Filling the Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians"

Call for Submissions: JSNMA Spring 2018 – “Filling the Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians”

Have you… …read a captivating book discussing social determinants of health? …developed ideas for balancing social responsibility as physicians? …contemplated ways to alter the course of social injustices? …experienced a clinical encounter that tested your cultural competency?   Then we want to showcase your work in the next JSNMA Issue – “Filling the Gaps with […]

Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine Highlights

Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine Highlights

On behalf of the SNMA Publications Committee, it is my upmost pleasure to present to you the Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine. This is the first of our quarterly publications since my appointment as Editor-in-Chief, and I am truly humbled by this opportunity to feature the courageous voices of our SNMA […]

Fall 2017 Issue of the JSNMA, Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine

Fall 2017 Issue of the JSNMA, Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine

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Your Story Matters: Dr. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. FAAFP, FACPM, FACP

Your Story Matters: Dr. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. FAAFP, FACPM, FACP

  David Satcher, MD, PhD is Founding Director and Senior Advisor of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute which was established in 2006 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine is to develop a diverse group of exceptional health leaders, advance […]

Your Story Matters: Dr. Kyron Tamar, MD, FACS

Your Story Matters: Dr. Kyron Tamar, MD, FACS

Dr. Kyron C. Tamar, who grew up in Hempstead, N.Y., is a board certified General Surgeon at Franklin Medical Center, in Louisburg, N.C. His fascination for the Medical field was sparked when, in 1969, at age 19, he was hired as an operating room scrub tech, during a summer break from Lincoln University, Pa. After that first summer, Dr. Tamar […]

Your Story Matters: Dr. John Ogunlade, DO

Your Story Matters: Dr. John Ogunlade, DO

John was born and raised in a middle-class home in Miami Florida, the third and youngest child of Michaelas (mother) and Yomi (father) Ogunlade. Along with his older siblings, Elizabeth and Michael, they were the first generation of his Nigerian rooted family to be born and raised here in the United States. Both his parents […]

Your Story Matters: Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Your Story Matters: Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Dr. David Malebranche was born in a mid-sized upstate New York town called Schenectady. The son of a Haitian father who came to the United States in the early 1960s, and a 2nd generation Ukrainian mother who hailed from Granville, New York, he attended Catholic grade schools and high schools in Schenectady with his sister, […]