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Academic Affairs

Goals: Develop and maintain SNMA resources designed to assist members in their educational endeavors. Keep members abreast of changes in national medical education. Maintain a resource handbook of internships, fellowship/research opportunities, research electives, and scholarships.

Committee Leadership

Anthonia Ojo
Academic Affairs Co-Chair

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Please join!

The Academic Affair committee hosts monthly webinars for medical students and premedical students on topics designed to both improve their academic performance and expose them to various specialties within the medical field. Past workshops have included discussions MD vs DO as career options and the steps needed to be taken to successfully enter each. Upcoming webinars aim to highlight the fields of Psychiatry/Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, etc. Please stay tuned for dates and times.

Announcements & Resources

Committee Conference calls: TBA

What can you expect from the Student Interest Groups this year?

This year we plan to have a webinar event for the following specialties:

•Family Medicine
•Internal Medicine
•Emergency Medicine

Look for advertisement regarding upcoming dates so that you can learn about various specialties and talk to residents currently in the field.

To learn more about a specialty that is not mentioned above, please Email us at

Put your knowledge to the test with this free database of questions and videos:

Questions: https://open.osmosis.org/topics

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNI0qOojpkhsUtaQ4_2NUhQ

Membership Benefits Campaign 2016-2017

Combank- 15% discount on USMLE Weapon question bank and COMLEX level 1 and level 2 CE question banks of various time frames.

Becker Professional Education- 10% discount for the COMLEX and USMLE Live only and retreat programs, Live/online program and Integrated case products

Comquest- 10% discount on COMLEX level 1 and COMPLEX 2-CE question banks.

Kaplan-10% discount off of the retail price of online study programs, on-site review courses, and question banks

OfficeMax- Discount on office suppplies, printing/copying services, and other products purchased in-stores with discount card and online

MedMaster- 30% discount on online book purchases in bulk through the SNMA chapter or headquaters

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins- 30% discount and free shipping

Elsevier- 20% discount on online book purchases and free shipping

Scholarships for test preparation courses created by Kaplan, USMLERx, and Becker Professional Education

Please contact our committee for more information regarding these Membership Benefits.

Scholarships and Opportunities

We know scholarships can help bolster your success. Listed below are opportunities for students like you. Please browse through the listed scholarship and fellowship for more details.

For access to the entire Scholarships and Opportunities Database, log-in to your membership account:


Aetna Foundation
Allegheny County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship
Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund
ASH Minority Medical Student Awards Program
AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Awards
American Association of University Women
Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award
Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship
Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship, Scholarship, and Awards
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2016 Medical Student Diversity Scholarship
DO Applicant Fee Waivers
Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship
Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program
Health Policy Fellowship at the Department of Health & Human Services
Herbert W Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
Howard Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education
Hubert W. Kuehn Scholarship
Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship Program
Jameson Crane III DIsability and the Law Writing Competition
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship
Louis Edward Nicklies Scholarship
Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship
Mark B. Holzman Scholarship Trust
Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
NMF Emergency Scholarship Fund
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Physicians of Tomorrow Awards
The Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship
Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship
2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship


American Society for Hematology MMSAP
American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Medical Student Research Fellowship Program
ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship
GE-NMF Global Health Fellows Program
HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program
Medical Research Scholars Program
Minority Senior Scholarship Program at Children's National Health System
Monash/Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
Samuel L. Kountz Diversity Fellowship
Seed Grant Research Program
United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program
2015 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Internship
2015 Summer Research Trainee Program

Medical School and Beyond

Want to learn more about various career paths within medicine, explore the links below

Emergency Medicine


Internal Medicine:



Family Medicine










Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


We are looking forward to working with YOU this year! Please contact us if you are interested in Serving on the Academic Affairs Committee!!!