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Community Service

Goals: Assist in the implementation and publicity of the SNMA's community service protocols and community outreach efforts. Oversee accurate tracking and documentation of protocols and other projects. Work with and supervise the efforts of individual protocol/initiative coordinators.

Community Service Committee @ 2018 AMEC


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2018 Community Service Poster Forum
The 2018 Community Service Poster Forum is a staple to the Annual Medical Education Conference. This year we are excited to provide the opportunity to display great service projects that are happening all throughout our SNMA chapters. Posters will be displayed in the main tunnel area close to the exhibitors hall in San Francisco. Judging will take place on Friday March 30th at 11:00am (sharp). Make sure to stop by and check out these amazing posters!
See application link below under "Announcements"
Deadline for all submissions: March 9th, 2018

2018 Pipeline Chat & Chew Outreach Activity
We are proud to announce its Community Outreach Pipeline Program taking place on Thursday March 29th 2018 at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in Downtown San Fran. The purpose of this event is to allow an opportunity for underrepresented non-traditional students to engage with medical students from all across the contry in a live open panel session! We are grateful to the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center for opening their doors. For more info please email: communityservice@snma.org

Sickle Cell Anemia Presentation: Why is Sickle Cell Research Important to Us & our Next Generations??
Lecture Style Presentation on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 from 10:00am - 11:00am PST.
*Join us for a dynamic talk on Sickle Cell facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Bridges, who is a world-renowned expert in the field of Hematology and Sickle Cell Disease.

Committee Leadership

Adib Rushdan, MS4
Community Service Co-Chair

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Seun Shobitan, MS4
Community Service Co-Chair

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Announcements & Program Resources

Special ANNOUNCEMENT: March 24th, 2018

**March For Our Lives Anti-Gun Violence - 3/24/18 9:00AMEST
SNMA will join forces with March For Our Lives and NYCDocs for an anti-gun violence rally that will be taking place in NYC. Any SNMA member of a chapter in Region IX or close by can sign-up via the link below:


Additional Details:

  • Join NYC Docs on March 24th for the March for Our Patients Lives!
  • We will meet at the Lincoln Center fountain (Nearest trains are 1 to 66th and 1/2/3 to 72nd) at 9AM.
  • We will have a designated entry point to the front of the rally behind Parkland students
  • We need to leave the meeting point together because there are limited spots for the entry point. RSVP ASAP.
  • Media will be at the entry point. If you can help with media contacts and a press release, let me know.
  • Can you be a point person? We need point people for all health and organizations participating with us - and cell phone numbers.
  • Bring signs and your organization banner
  • We'd like to take pics and videos at the meeting point - We need point people.
  • For others, the main entry point is 72nd and Central Park West and end at 46th and 6th Ave.

For more info: https://marchforourlives.com/ or e-mail: communityservice@snma.org

I. Recognition

Congratulations to the 2017 - 2018 Fall Service Grant Awardees:

1. Vanderbilt SNMA Chapter
2. UAB SNMA Chapter

II. AMEC 2018 Community Service Poster Forum

Applications are no longe being accepted...for any information or questions about the AMEC 2018 CSPF please e-mail the Community Service Committee.

III. Service Grant Program

The purpose of the SNMA Community Service Grant Program is to encourage local chapters to develop student-initiated service projects. By providing financial assistance to our chapters, this program aims to increase participation in community service across the nation. Chapter projects should comply with the mission of the SNMA and should ideally seek to fulfill the National Health Education & Disease Prevention and Pipeline Programs Service Protocols. Any chartered SNMA chapter is eligible to apply. Two (2) chapters will be selected as recipients of a monetary award to aid their efforts.

*The 2017 - 2018 Service Grant Application cycle has ended. The 2018 - 2019 Service Grant Application information will be made available in August 2018.

IV. October National Founders Month of Service

The Community Service Committee would like to thank all SNMA members and non-members along with the many alumni, past and present officers and executive board members who helped to make this year's October Month of Service 2017 a success! Photos and recap available via Fall 2017 JSNMA! (Visit here)

V. Join our Committee

The National Community Service Committee plays a large role in the programmatic aspect of the SNMA. As a result, we are always looking for "extra-hands" to assist us in our goals. Our goals include: assisting in the implementation and publicity of the SNMA's community service protocols and community service outreach efforts, overseeing accurate tracking and documentation of protocols and other projects, and working with and supervising the efforts of individual protocol/initiative coordinators. If you feel as though you can contribute to helping us achieve our goals, please click on the "Join this Committee" icon above to take the first step in becoming an active member of the Community Service team.

**Newly Released

2017 - 2018 Protocol Handbook: Protocol Handbook

2017 - 2018 Protocol Presentation: Protocol Presentation

*Stay tuned for upcoming webinar trainings to learn more about Community Service Protocols and programming!

How Can My Chapter Participate?
SNMA chapters are encouraged to use these protocols on their campuses!
For more information and instructions on how your chapter can participate in SNMA protocols, please email communityservice@snma.org or your regional director.

Deadlines / Reporting
Each quarter, SNMA chapters are required to submit Chapter Report Forms detailing activities. This helps us seek grants to help the regions and chapters continue service, as well as keep us abreast of SNMA activities nationwide. Submission deadlines are as follows: July 15th, October 15th, January 15th and April 15th.