Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Student National Medical Association Class of 2026 Executive Board: 
President: Tsamara Roberts
Vice President : James Conomea
Secretary: Saloni Chadha
Treasurer: Christopher Phan
SNMA Liaison: Erin Varghese
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nicole Myers

SNMA Chapter of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton
Our Mission: 

  • SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.
  • SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

Our Goals: 

  • To serve as a credible and accurate source of information relevant to minority issues in the field of medical education.
  • To encourage and foster the development of minority faculty in order to increase the presence of minority mentors and biomedical researchers in academic health centers.
  • To evaluate and cultivate the necessary measures to eradicate practices in the field of health profession education that compromise the goal of providing quality education to minorities and women.

Our Chapter: 

  • The inaugural chapter of LECOM-B SNMA strives to bring SNMA mission and values to our medical school. This club is for any underrepresented minority medical students and allies.

How to Join?

  • Nationally: Visit & pay national dues
    • Life: $313.50
    • 4-year: $104.70
    • 2-year $68.06
  • Locally: You can Venmo our treasurer
    • 1-year: $15.00
  • Club meetings will be posted on SGA calendar
  • Contact any of the officers through LECOM email for more information/questions

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