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.
Announcements & Resources
The 50th Anniversary National Day of Service
Diversifying Medicine: 50 years of Service
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SNMA this year, we would also like to acknowledge SNMA's historic commitment to service. On October 4th, SNMA would like to encourage all chapters across the nation to participate in ANY community service project. The goal of the event is to have as many chapters as possible engage in community service on the date of SNMA's anniversary. We would also like chapters to upload images/video of their events to social media to allow for a nation-wide declaration of our organization's involvement in the community.
All your chapter needs to do is organize a community service event that can be done on Saturday, October 4th!
ANY event will be fine. Whether it is a park clean up, volunteering at a local food pantry/shelter, performing health screening, or presenting health education to children or adults; any event is great, as long as SNMA members are getting out into the community! (If your chapter already has a traditional event that you do each year for service, feel free to use that as well. Also, use the National Community Service Protocol Handbook more more service project ideas if you would like).
Once your chapter has a service idea, register your chapter for the event using the provided Google Form below:
Then on the day of your event, we just ask that you and you chapter members wear the SNMA colors of BLUE, WHITE, and BLACK to show SNMA unity.
Finally, during the event please take pictures and video of your members doing service. Have you and your members 1) upload to the SNMA Facebook page and 2) use the hashtags #SNMA50th and #SNMAservice to upload on any Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The National Community Service Committee will compile all the photos/videos and create a presentation for AMEC 2015 of all the great service projects performed on the Day of Service. Also, all the chapters that participate will be officially recognized and awarded at the national conference.
So! We hope your chapter is able to participate in this event. If there are any questions or if your chapter would like help in planning an event, please contact your Regional Community Service Liaison or email us at email@example.com. Please RSVP your event soon, so we can start preparing for events and create a press release to announce chapter participation.
SNMA Community Service Grant: The SNMA Community Service Grant program provides financial assistance to SNMA local chapters for service efforts. These efforts comply with the mission of the SNMA and are ideally related to national protocols. SNMA cannot fund speaker honoraria, food or travel. Chapters receiving grants will be required to submit a completed evaluation form and document the project within the Chapter Report Form upon completion. Failure to complete either form may jeopardize a chapter's ability to receive funds in the future. Projects may be chosen for presentation at the Annual National Medical Education Conference. The application for the 2014 Fall Grant Application can be fouund here. Deadline for the Fall Grant is December 1st.
It's August which means it is time to participate in the Pipeline Programs Preview.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
WHAT CAN OUR CHAPTERS DO?
SNMA chapters are encouraged to partner with local youth organizations, schools, community colleges, undergraduate institutions and post-baccalaureate programs to develop Pipeline programs. More information pertaining to these programs and their development can be found in the SNMA Pipeline Programs Manual, which can be requested from your regional Community Service Liaison or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Be sure to apply for an SNMA National Community Service Grant to help support your Pipeline programs.
• Participate in the SNMA Pipeline Mentoring Institute (PMI) by establishing a Pipeline Academy in your community. Recognizing that many of the barriers to greater diversity within the medical profession lie within the elementary school to undergraduate education continuum, the PMI seeks to better prepare minority students for a career in the health professions through sessions on general study skills, standardized test taking skills, science preparation and age-appropriate cultural competency training.
Join our Committee
AMEC 2015 Community Service Poster Forum
National Community Service Protocols
For ideas on how to participate in each protocol, feel free to utilize our Protocol Handbook.
How Can My Chapter Participate?
Deadlines / Reporting