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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 […]

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, […]

Reaching

Reaching

This artwork is by SNMA Member and Mayo Medical School student, Kayla Nixon. Reaching, an acrylic painting on canvas inspired by the coloring style and elongated figures of artist Ernie Barnes, addresses the pertinent issues in African American society of education, parenting, and the lack of one or both. Stereotypes and media representation are confronted by the uncommon image of a black girl feverishly climbing through shelves of books.

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare Written by: Sarah Ann Anderson, National Publications Chairperson            One of the most troubling stories of 2011 was that of a woman posing as a physician who was accused of injecting transgendered individuals with cement, mineral oil and “Super Glue” into their buttocks as a cosmetic procedure.1 […]

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare  Author: Graciano Petersen, National Publications Committee Vice-Chair, 2011-2012 With the economy continuing to struggle and many facing home foreclosures due to the enormity of their interest rates and/or unemployment, homelessness continues to be an ever-manifesting problem in the United States. The homeless face a litany […]

Biopolitics of U.S. Health Care – by Andy Tang

Biopolitics of U.S. Health Care Author: Andy Tang, Undergraduate Student, University of Washington School of Public Health The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is 100 times more infectious than HIV, infecting over 350 million people worldwide. Over half of the deaths in the United States resulting from chronic HBV infection occurs among the Asian Pacific Islander […]