Welcome to SNMA Region IV
Welcome to Region IV of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA)!!!
I, Jametria Howard-Jones, am excited and honored to be your 2012-2014 Regional IV Director. Region IV is composed of dedicated members attending school in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, The Caribbean and Puerto Rico. This dynamic region is filled with students who are passionate about fulfilling the purpose of SNMA through community service, mentorship, academic excellence, and the elimination of disparities in healthcare. Furthermore, many of our members are committed leaders at the Chapter, Regional and/or National level. Our dynamic Region not only competently executes the SNMA National programs, but also meets the diverse needs of our local communities.
During this term, the Executive Board and I are working diligently to further enhance Region IV, focusing on communication, collaboration, cultivation and community service! Region IV is a large region composed of over 50 SNMA and Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) chapters. Amazing programs, projects, and events are always taking place at our various institutions. To enhance communication ties within our Region, a monthly newsletter called Region IV Headliners highlights various social and community service activities undertaken by individual chapters. Additionally, we welcome you to Join us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter @ SNMARegionIV to stay in tune with current SNMA business and activities updates.
Networking and collaboration are some of the most important benefits in which our SNMA organization provides for its members. This effort will be further enhanced through work with our parent organization, the National Medical Association (NMA), as well as our undergraduate organization, Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS). We want to continue working to expand the networking and interaction between our regional NMA, SNMA and MAPS chapters and plan to facilitate creating a collaborative environment where ideas can be efficiently exchanged between the various groups.
In an effort to promote cultivation and growth of future physician leaders, our pipeline programs are a great way to reach SNMA's goal of matriculating more minority students into medical school and thus diversifying medicine. Region IV believes in taking strides to strengthen the educational and mentoring pipeline, foster academic and scientific interest as our members progress from college to physicians and to facilitate students' exposure to health careers. This ultimately works to increase the number of culturally sensitive and capable health professions thus making our Region stronger and wiser.
Community service is the "heart and soul of SNMA". We will continue to implement community service protocols Region-wide, which will include a Fall and Spring Regional Community Service Day. On this day, all Chapters will participate in a community service project in their local areas. Region IV members are dedicated to giving back to the local community and with keeping with the national SNMA spirit of making a difference in the world around us via leaving a positive presence and influence in our local areas.
Finally, Region IV is always looking for diligent, hard-working, and innovative student leaders whom can further enhance the goals of the region. If you are interested in serving Region IV, please click HERE to find email addresses for the Regional Officers. They can explain their responsibilities and duties and direct you towards becoming a more integral part of Region IV. Furthermore, they can share with you all the treasures to be gained from participation and service in Region IV and the SNMA.
Thank you for visiting our Fabulous Region IV Website! We look forward to a successful year working with you!
"Region IV: Encouraging and Supporting SNMA's future physicians in becoming today's leaders"
Regional Medical Education Conference
November 21-23 2014
Downtown Marriot Marquis
*Registration details can be found on the Regional Events page*