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Regional Events

Through grassroots programming and community service, the students, residents, and senior physcians of Region III are truly committed to reversing negative statistics into positive outcomes of well-rounded health.

Disaster Relief Drive

On the heels of the tragic floods that plagued Southern Louisiana this past weekend, we are asking all Region III SNMA and MAPS chapters to join in our efforts to donate supplies of relief to those who have been affected. Approximately 40,000 homes have been flooded, leaving 11 dead, and nearly 30 of the state's 64 parishes declared condemned.

We are asking that each chapter host and promote a Disaster Relief Drive on their respective campuses between August 24th and September 14th for as many days as possible to solicit supplies. All donated supplIes will be collected at our upcoming Regional Leadership Institute from September 16th - 18th in San Antonio, TX.

If you will be driving to RLI, simply load all of your donations with you. If you will be flying, or utilizing another form of commercial transportation, we are currently working towards securing sponsored shipping labels so you can send the supplies ahead instead of trying to pack them with you en route.

We will provide additional information about where, when, and to whom the donations will be sent locally as we get closer to the Regional Leadership Institute. However, at this time we ask each chapter to simply conduct the Disaster Relief Drive as described above for the following items:

Clothing (Undergarments, Jackets, Tops, Bottoms, etc)
Toiletries (Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Bar Soap, Washcloths, etc.)
Hardware (Batteries, Flashlights, etc.)
Linens (Blankets, Towels, Comforters, etc.)
Non-Perishable Foods (Dry Foods, Canned Goods, etc)

Examples are given above, but be sure to include a comprehensive list of items to be collected in your advertisements. We are excited to have this opportunity to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Suzette Ikejiani
MD Candidate | C/o 2019
Baylor College of Medicine 
Houston, TX

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Region III Community Service Chair, 2016-2017
Region3service@snma.org

Annual Medical Education Conference 2017

Atlanta, Georgia - April 12-17, 2017 – The Student National Medical Association will celebrate the 53nd Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) on April 12-17, 2017. Look for more information in upcoming months.

REGISTER HERE

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