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8th Annual Residency Showcase

In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the GME sponsor at Northwestern.

  • Saturday, 2 May 2015
  • Resident experiences panel discussion, a program directors panel discussion, a career development keynote address, and a recruitment fair where representatives from our 23 residency training programs will be present.
  • limited number of stipends up to $500 for prospective residents to attend the Showcase.
  • Applications for the stipends are to be submitted online and are due no later than 3 April 2015.
  • Objective is to diversify in a very holistic sense including, but not limited to: gender, race, ethnicity, language skills, life experience, sexual orientation, religion
  • Please help us spread the word to your medical students who will be graduating in 2016.
  • Registration is free Here
  • Additional information Here

Massachusetts General Hospital: 2015 Summer Research Trainee Program

The goal of this program is to inspire students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM)* to consider academic medicine and research careers by immersing them in cutting-edge research opportunities. Fifteen students, selected from a nationwide copetition, join SRTP each summer
From June 15 to August 6, 2015
Housing next to hospital on Beacon Hill ($3,000 value)
Living stipend of $4,000 for food and other necessities
Travel grants based on demonstrated need
Meals provided at all didactic sessions
Click Here to Apply

American Society for Hematology MMSAP

The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is an 8- to 12-week research experience for students from the United States and Canada in their early years of medical school.
Must be in first or second year
Jan 2 is deadline for requesting a mentor
Follow the link below for more information

HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program

HVTN = HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Collaboration between HVTN and NIH
Look at the website to identify mentor(s) and Application materials

La Salud Permanente Latino Health Elective!

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Residency Programs is proud to launch the new La Salud Permanente Latino Health Elective!

This elective is offered to residents (PGY2 and above) and 4th year medical students who are passionate about Latino Health and providing culturally respectful care to the Latino community. Chosen participants will learn in primary care departments whose primary focus is Spanish-speaking patients, experience our integrated healthcare system, and use the latest technology to deliver care. Participants will also have the opportunity to work within our Division of Research, participate in community health events, work with teams to help create cutting-edge patient resources, and more.

The elective will be available at our San Jose and Vacaville medical centers, beginning in June 2015.

Spanish-speaking students and/or residents who demonstrate a superior interest in primary care and contributing to the advancement in culturally-sensitive care are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a 4th year medical student or resident with elective time in good academic standing.
2. Have a passion to provide health care in Spanish and contribute to our commitment to providing outstanding and culturally sensitive care.
3. Be available for a pre-screening phone interview to assess Spanish skills.
4. Application requirements: Complete the online application, include a personal statement illustrating your commitment to improve quality outcomes in the Latino community, attach your CV, as well as a letter of support from your Dean.
5. Participating students and residents must make their own travel and housing arrangements for their stay in Northern California. Selected participants will receive a stipend of up to $3,000 to cover travel and housing arrangements.

Applications will be accepted through March 2015. Visit our website for more information and to apply: http://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/med-students/lsp-elective/

Minority Senior Scholarship Program

Florida Health Disparities Summit


Physicians Medical Forum

Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase

LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide

2nd Annual Mock Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Event

UCSD Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapters will be hosting the 2nd Annual Mock Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Event on Saturday, August 23rd on the UCSD School of Medicine Campus from 9:30am-3pm.
The MMI consists of a series of short, carefully timed interview stations in an attempt to draw multiple samples of applicants' ability to think on their feet, critically appraise information, communicate their ideas, and demonstrate that they have thought about some of the issues that are important to the medical profession.

Our MOCK MMI is intended to help current and future applicants practice their MMI skills and to receive feedback to improve skills before medical school interviews. If you are interested in registering, click here to sign up
Further instructions will be sent on confirmation. Spots are limited and we will be accepting students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity! If you have any questions, contact Tiffany Castillo: tcastillo@ucsd.edu.

MCAT 2015 Beta Class

MCAT 2015 Beta Class starting in 3 Weeks!!!!

Kaplan is running an MCAT 2015 Beta Class to get some early feedback on their curriculum and course assets running from August 4th through September 15th.

Benefits include:
*An early preparation for an April/May 2015 administration of the new MCAT
*Kaplan's MCAT 2015 course at a substantially reduced price, paying just $500 in total tuition, inclusive of all books and course assets (a 75% discount off the retail price of $1999)
*Earn back even the $500 tuition, as you fully participate in user-testing and submit survey feedback ($250 to be refunded in September after completion of the teaching & user-testing sessions and another $250 to be refunded in June after score reports are received after the actual MCAT)
*Attend live, online MCAT 2015 class sessions with a top-rated, score-qualified Kaplan MCAT instructor, meeting from 8/4 through 9/15 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 1pm - 4pm ET (10am - 1pm PT)
.....And Much more
Basic qualifications to participate in Kaplan's MCAT 2015 Beta Class:
*Must be planning to take the new MCAT in April / May 2015
•Must have completed most of the pre-requisite courses for the new MCAT, with plans to complete any remaining pre-requisite coursework this academic year
•Must be available to attend all live, online class sessions during the Beta Class (see application below for full schedule)
•Must be available to attend at least 3 live, online user-testing sessions
•Must be willing to offer feedback both during the Beta Class (8/4 through 9/15) and throughout the entire course experience (through test dates in April / May 2015)
If you are interested in participating in Kaplan's MCAT 2015 Beta Class, please complete this online Application Form as soon as possible. The application should take no more than 20 - 30 minutes to complete. Note that spots are limited and will be filled on a rolling basis, so the sooner you submit the application, the more likely you are to be selected.

If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to contact eric.chiu@kaplan.com.

Region I Business

Want to know want is going on in Region I on a daily basis? Announcements will be updated as they are received below. You can also find relevant documents and downloads to the right.

AMEC Logo Contest

Submit your AMEC logo design ideas for this year's Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC).

Winners Receive:
(1) Year-long bragging rights for their school,
(2) Recognition in the President's Newsletter, and
(3) FREE AMEC registration for AMEC NOLA.
Optional: Join SNMA design team

Click Here for More information

DNPT Annual Conference

DNPT conference is also accepting abstracts for their conference through this Link

First-Aid for the Wards Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on May 29, from 9 PM-10 PM EDT!

This high-yield talk from Dr. Tao Le, the series editor for First Aid, will cover need to know information on how to become an outstanding medical student on the wards and get outstanding clerkship evaluations. Learn how to effectively work with a medical team, study and learn on the run, avoid the mistakes other students make and get a gratifying clerkship experience that will enhance your career choice. There will be an opportunity for a live Q & A session at the end of the talk. Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Opportunity


Applications are now open for KPAAPA Scholarships. A total of eight scholarships will be awarded to students who will be enrolled or are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university by September 2014. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must reside and attend college in Northern California. The deadline to submit the application and supporting documents is Friday, June 6, 2014.Scholarship winners will be notified by electronic mail during the month of July. The Kaiser Scholarship Application form can be found under the Region Documents.

For additional information, please contact gloria.j.wilson@kp.org

LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide

Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the challenges Latino medical students and physicians face.

This year, the SNMA decided it would benefit from a residency guide as well. In the spirit of collaboration, particularly of two organizations with very similar passions and missions, the SNMA Publications Committee reached out the LMSA Publications Committee and expressed interest on combining forces to produce the 2014 Residency Guide. This has been an incredible collaboration that we hope will continue for many years in the future.

As with past editions of the LMSA residency guide, this publication has several main components: choosing a residency, how to apply for residency, and what happens after The Match. This guide has also benefited from advertisements from residency programs as well as organizations focused on helping in the residency application process.

This was an incredible undertaking that would not have been possible without the help and support of many. Of particular note, we would like to thank the 2013-2014 LMSA Publication Committee as well as the 2013-2014 SNMA Publications Committee who not only updated and wrote the articles you will be reading but also provided constructive criticism without which this guide would not have been the same. We would also sincerely like to thank the past LMSA writers and editors whose brilliant idea and years of work on prior LMSA Residency Guide editions have been the keystone of this current residency guide.

We are pleased to present the first LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!

2014 Latino Health Conference: Providing Effective Care to Your Latino Patients

To Medical Students, Medical Residents and Colleagues:

You are invited to participate in the 2014 Latino Health Conference. This exceptional 2-day conference will provide strategies and resources to deliver effective care to Latino patients. Sessions will address cardiovascular health, obesity/diabetes, mental health, cancer prevention, well child health, patient-physician communication and more. The conference is presented by The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente), UC Davis Health System, and Latino Physicians of California.

This clinical education conference will provide:

  • Evidence-based practices: cardiovascular health, obesity and diabetes, mental health, cancer prevention, well child health, patient-physician communication, and more
  • Practice tools and patient education resources
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Poster presentations on culturally responsive care

Information and Registration
Latino Health Conference - May 30 & 31 - Santa Clara
Registration Website
Contact: Latino-Health-Conference@kp.org or 510-625-6937

Physicians and other clinicians – $175
Residents and medical students – Free!

Conference Chairs
David A. Acosta, MD – Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis Health System
José Alberto Arévalo, MD, FAAFP – Chair, Latino Physicians of California
Carol Havens, MD – Director of Clinical Education, The Permanente Medical Group
Juan Guerra, MD – The Permanente Medical Group

National Leadership Institute

The National Leadership Institute (NLI) is held three times per year in conjunction with the Board of Directors Meetings. SNMA and MAPS members from all parts of the country gather for a weekend of educational workshops on leadership training, organizational advancement and project development. During each session, educational tracks are crafted specifically for board members, regional and chapter members at large, and for pre-medical students.

2014-2015 Dates
June 27-29, 2014: Board of Directors/National Leadership Institute meeting at the SNMA headquarters in Washington, DC

September 5-7, 2014: Board of Directors/National Leadership Institute meeting at Rowan University Osteopathic School of Medicine in Stratford, NJ

January 30-February 1, 2015: Board of Directors/National Leadership Institute meeting at NMA Cobb Institute in Tampa, FL

NIH Grant Training Seminar

How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants

August 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To be held at:
Johns Hopkins University
Rockville, MarylandSponsored by: The Grant Training Center
This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
  • Read and interpret RFAs
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant
  • Develop an irresistible idea for your grant application
  • Address the pieces of the request for proposal
  • Maximize your application for competitiveness
  • Package the proposal in the requested format
  • Understand the new scoring system and the review process
  • Learn what actually happens in the study section
  • Search for the appropriate study sections for submissions
  • Decipher pink sheets: the inevitable resubmission
  • Build an airtight case for funding
  • Discern the art of the budget

Presenter: Dr. Robert Freishtat is currently a Principal Investigator in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's National Medical Center. He is also serves on the faculty of the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Integrative Systems Biology in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. His research interests include systems biology investigations of childhood asthma and drug development for sepsis. Dr. Freishtat's laboratory is currently funded by grants from NIH (5 as principal or co-investigator) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Dr. Freishtat is the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research and an active member of the American Thoracic Society. He has authored over 30 articles and book chapters in the fields of asthma, sepsis, and emergency medicine and reviews for six different journal

Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)

To register: Click Here
Or call toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

Johns Hopkins University is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by The Grant Training Center. The relationship between the University and The Grant Training Center is solely that of licensor and licensee.

Regional Leadership Institute 2013

This year's Regional Leadership Institute will be hosted by Loma Linda University and take place July 14, 2013. All Regional Officers (including chapter presidents) are encouraged to attend. Please make sure to RSVP using this link as soon as possible. For more information about logistics for the day, please see the agenda in the Region Documents section. See you soon!

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Regional Leadership and Awards

Regional Leadership and Award applications are due on March 15th. Please see the relevant documents in the sidebar for members, students, advisors, and chapters.

Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum

Attending AMEC and would like to present your research? See this link for abstract submission information.

Future Leadership Project

Want to learn more about leadership and the SNMA? Join the SNMA Future Leadership Project. See this flyer for more information!

Region I

Region Documents

Kaiser Scholarship Application
2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide
Chair Election Information Packet
General Election Packet and Application
Member of the Year Award
SNMA Member Scholarship
Chapter of the Year Application
MAPS Chapter of the Year Application
Election Instructions
Regional Officer Descriptions
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Miscellaneous Downloads

Colorado Pediatric Externship Application
Colorado Externship Stipend Information
Colorado Pediatrics Scholarship and Diversity Letter