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Regional Conference

A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M: Advocating Change Through Interventions In Science and Medicine & Debunking Alternative Facts

2017 Regional Medical Education Conference

"A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M: Advocating Change Through Interventions In Science and Medicine & Debunking Alternative Facts"

Saturday October 21st @ UMASS Med School

This year's theme is extremely relevant in the current political climate. The aim of our conference is to expose high school, college and medical students to the various shapes and forms that advocacy can take within their future practice. As students 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 we have a vested interest in encouraging political activism within the medical field. The racism, sexism, bigotry, and anti-immigrant sentiment that has been revealed by this recent election has left many of our members feeling sad, angry, fearful, and hopeless. We would like to encourage our members to channel those negative emotions into a positive effort to combat the systemic inequity and injustice that is plaguing our nation and affecting health outcomes.

The Student National Medical Association's Regional Medical Education Conference serves as a platform for students and professionals to connect on issues impacting underserved communities and underrepresented students in medicine.

SNMA is an organization committed to supporting current and future underrepresented and minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious clinicians. RMEC will bring together students from medical schools, graduate schools, colleges, and high schools in the New England area for a day geared towards educating, motivating, and arming participants with tools, skills, and resources for continued academic, professional, and personal success.

Join us for an engaging, dynamic, informative, and solution-focused conference. We are excited for this day of learning, discussion, and action to find ways to better serve our communities!

U Mass Medical School
Albert Sherman Center
368 Plantation St. Worcester MA

Region VII