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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.”

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 […]

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 […]

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

Click here to find the MAPS Minutes “Spring Edition” April 2014 Issue   Dear MAPS Family, It is hard to believe that the academic year has come to a close in the 50th administration of the Student National Medical Association with the theme, “50 Years, One Mission Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The MAPS & […]

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

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 […]

MAPS Minutes Winter 2013 - Holiday Edition

MAPS Minutes Winter 2013 – Holiday Edition

As the first half of the academic year has come to a close, we reflect with the “Holiday Edition” of the MAPS Minutes to give our pre-medical /pre-health membership a publication with interesting articles, list of opportunities, and some National MAPS webinars focused on MCAT preparation, etc. In this issue, we learn about the community service […]

Blackness, Fear and Health

Blackness, Fear and Health

Blackness, Fear and Health By: Hazael Ajayi, Master of  Biomedical Sciences Candidate 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine You heard of driving while black but have you heard of exercising while black? You can run, but you cannot hide from how the awareness of blackness can have an impact on health.  A few weeks ago, […]

Free Pizza and Fighting Back

Free Pizza and Fighting Back

It was the first week of medical school when a petite blond psychologist walked into our classroom which was filled with new faces I would come to spend the next four years with during medical school. She assigned personality tests that probed my personal life. Ironically the following week, she returned with the results during a […]

Manage Your Stress

Manage Your Stress

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