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New-Age American Health Care System (Part 1)

New-Age American Health Care System (Part 1)

I spoke at the Student National Medical Association’s (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference in Louisville, KY this past weekend. Accompanying me was former SNMA President Bryant Cameron Webb, MD, JD. We spoke on three main topics: medical education, the practice of medicine, and the underserved.  Medical Education Many people believe that there is, or soon […]

The Publications Committee Presents the Winter 2012 issue of  JSNMA!

The Publications Committee Presents the Winter 2012 issue of JSNMA!

The Publications Committee is proud to present to you the Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of the Student National Medical Association. As always, the Publications Committee would love more committee members. Please email publications@snma.org if you are interested. Our Summer 2013 issue will be focused on chronic diseases, as well as chronic cancers that […]

Editorial: Single-Payer Health Care: President Obama and Health Care Reform

Editorial: Single-Payer Health Care: President Obama and Health Care Reform

by CHINELO IKPEAMA, MBA Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Student National Medical Association Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care by Arnold Kling has peaked my interest in the single-payer health care system. Before reading Kling’s book, I did not know what the single-payer system entailed, but I did know that it had […]

Medical students lack knowledge of healthcare overhaul

Medical students lack knowledge of healthcare overhaul

                              The 2010 Affordable Care Act affects almost every aspect of the U.S. healthcare system, but many future doctors who will be operating under its policies admit they don’t know that much about the law. In a survey of about 850 […]

Emerging Amidst Tumult

This article is from special contributor, Brian Powers at the Institute of Medicine in Washington DC. The portion featured here is from the chapter entitled, “Emerging Amidst Tumult: Black Physicians and the Professional Demands of the Antebellum Era.”