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Region VI Conference 2017

At the annual SNMA Regional Conference, over 180 students from 13 medical schools and undergraduate institutions across DC, Maryland, and Virginia will gather to equip themselves with skills, insights, and connections to become the health professionals of tomorrow.
This year's theme, "A Seat at the Table: Maximizing Your Potential as a Student, Advocate, and Healer," stems from SNMA's core mission and commitment to support current and future underrepresented minority students, to address the needs of underserved communities and to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians. Dr. Chavon Onumah, Assistant Professor at the The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will deliver the keynote address. Scheduled sessions are listed below.

Scheduled sessions include Opening Dinner, Acing MCATS, How to Match into Residency, Hands on Skills Workshop, Mental Health and Physician Impairment, Networking Lunch, Exhibitor Fair (Academic, Residency, and Test Prep), Exploring Gap Year Opportunities, Medical Entrepreneurship, and Medical Anthropology.

Register HERE , at https://goo.gl/forms/7WnF7BeooBNAsXur1 or contact gwu@snma.org

Exhibitor/ Booklet Advertisement Information

Dear Program Director,

We bring greetings on behalf of Region VI of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and are happy to inform you of our annual Regional VI Conference, which will be held at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences on Saturday, December 2Nd, 2017. We are excited to invite you to participate in this year's conference by representing your program in our Exhibitors' Fair and by advertising your program in our conference booklet. We foresee this conference being an excellent opportunity for you to recruit minority undergraduate premedical and medical students from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia for summer programs, internships, fellowships and similar endeavors, while providing students information necessary to achieve their overall goals.
Established in 1964, the SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest student-run organization that addresses the concerns and needs of students of color. This organization is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, targeting health disparities through community service initiatives, and sustaining academic enrichment programs for minority youth in the community. In addition, the SNMA aims to develop clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. Today, the SNMA has grown to a body of over 9,000 members at medical institutions across the country. Region VI of the SNMA encompasses Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., and it represents one of the largest membership segments in our organization.
Our annual regional conference is the largest gathering of underrepresented minority medical students, premedical students, and physicians in the DC-MD-VA region. This year's theme is A Seat at the Table: Maximizing Your Potential as a Student, Advocate, and Healer.
Each year we reserve time in our conference schedule for the Exhibitor Fair; this year it will take place from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, to provide programs such as yours with the chance to commence meaningful relationships with promising minority students from this region. In this allotted time, students will be able to view the exhibition foyer at their leisure. We also invite you to advertise your program in the booklet that will be distributed to all attendees at the conference. A form for you to make either or both contributions is located at this https://my.gwu.edu/mod/cse/ for your convenience. Please also fill out our exhibitor registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/QXA0NjEXTYWGTxBF3.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us directly if you have any questions. To help us plan appropriately for the conference, please RSVP both if you will be able or unable to participate in this year's conference by Monday, October 30th, 2017. Please send ready-to-print advertisements by this date as well. SNMA Region VI is enthusiastic about the upcoming 2017 Regional Medical Education Conference, and we eagerly look forward to your response in hopes of your participation.

Region VI