UIC’s chapter of SNMA, you are invited to join us on Wednesday, March, 21, 20185:30-7:30pm in the Faculty Alumni Lounge for “Mapping Medicine: An Evening of Conversation and Connection”.
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March 5th in CMW 429
It is about that time for elections! Please save the date for elections. They will be happening March 1st from 4:30pm-6:30pm in CMW 106. Food will be served! Be sure to be on the lookout for more information on the positions available!
2018 SNMA & LMSA Banquet: A Celebration of Excellence & Diversity in Medicine

For more information and to purchase tickets today, please visit: https://snma-lmsa-banquet2018.eventbrite.com

If you are a participating M4 student in SNMA or LMSA, please contact the Banquet Chairs, Christy Williams, Diego Barragan Echenique, or Rachel Bervell, to purchase your specialized, individual ticket.


If you are planning to attend AMEC, please reply to this e-mail to let us know. Also, below are funding opportunities for AMEC:

Region II Travel Award

The Region II Travel Award for AMEC 2018 is available! Please see the document attached to apply. The deadline for submitting your application is March 1st, 2018. Recipients of the travel awards will be notified by March 15th, 2018.

Don’t forget to register for AMEC (Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2018) in San Francisco, CA if you haven’t already! Click here to register.

Check out new information and resources that are available to get you ready for AMEC 2018.

To register for AMEC 2018, you must be a member of SNMA. Click here to become a member. For group registration, contact SNMA Member Information at (202) 882.2881.


SNMA David E. Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellowship
Through the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, the SNMA David E. Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellowship awards annual research fellowships to select SNMA members through a rigorous application and selection process. The first place winner receives a monetary fellowship award in the amount of $5,000 to support their current research projects(s) with a specific focus on racial and/or ethnic health disparities, which includes but is not limited to, research in obesity prevention and intervention. The winner and the 4 runner-ups receive a $500 stipend to attend and present their research at AMEC 2019. Research projects may be completed within the basic sciences, clinical sciences, social sciences or public health. Deadline is February 16th, 2018Applications are to be completed and returned to the Diversity Research Committee at diversity@snma.orgFor similar details, access to application, and more information about the Diversity Research Committee visit: http://www.snma.org/index.php?pID=21   
OMH Youth Health Equity Model of Practice Summer 2018 Health Equity Fellowship
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) launched the Youth Heath Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) to provide Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, “in the field” learning opportunities through short-term, project-based placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities. Deadline is February 19, 2018. https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/YHEMOP/index.html
UIC Health Professions Navigator Program
The College of Medicine Urban Health Program Office is in need of your time, knowledge and assistance for an activity taking place this week on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. They will be training a large group of UIC undergraduate students who are current participants in the UIC Health Professions Navigator Program (HPN) how to take Blood Pressure.  They are hoping to have at least 6-8 medical student volunteers to help out with the activity which is from 6:00pm -7:30pm in the COMRB Room 2175.  (Actual activity may end sooner than 7:30pm). Please e-mail gariepl@uic.edu if you are available to help out with the activity and would like to sign up by Tuesday, February 13th.
Research Opportunity
The Infectious Disease department is setting up a research project to look at the relationship between exposure to community level violence in the Southside in HIV patients and prevalence of PTSD/depression.  It’ll be a cross-sectional survey conducted at a clinic in West Englewood every Monday morning for ~6 months.  They are looking for some medical students who would be able to help out with data collection.  Please email Ghulam Karim Khan (UIC IM PGY2 gkhan7@uic.edu).
2nd Annual Chicago Youth Violence Prevention Leadership Conference during National Youth Violence Prevention Week
The CCPA Project Outreach and Prevention is planning for an exciting conference for over 2000  high school who have already started Students Against Violence Everywhere Chapters (SAVE).  If you are interested in participating as a medical student, please email ccpaphysicians@gmail.com. Here is a video of the event from last year: National Youth Violence Prevention Week – April 2017.
Minority Freshmen to MD Panel 
Project Outreach and Prevention (POP) on Youth Violence is partnering with the University of Chicago (UChicago), Cook County Physicians Association (CCPA), and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) during Black History Month to host a Minority Freshmen to MD Program at University Church on Saturday, February 17th from 9am-1pm.  They are inviting all underserved and underrepresented minority Chicago high school students (Freshmen to Seniors) to explore careers in medicine, dentistry, and the allied health professions (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants). They are in need of medical students who can participate in a 45 minute panel from 10am-10:45am on that day. Please email ccpaphysicians@gmail.com if you are interested.

2017 Wine and Cheese Networking and Socializing Event

Fundraising and Networking Event

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Hosted by UIC SNMA
Gallery Guichard

436 East 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60653

The UIC SNMA chapter would like to cordially invite you to our annual networking event, Wine & Cheese on Friday, November 10th, 7pm at Gallery Guichard located in the historical Bronzeville Neighborhood. This is a wonderful networking event for young professionals in the Chicagoland Area. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships for our pre-medical undergraduate students.

Ticket Cost Includes: unlimited wine & cheese and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased during the event.

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Free Lot & Street Parking



Class of 2017 Celebration Tickets:

http://m4 Celebration 2017 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-excellence-diversity-in-medicine-uic-com-class-of-2017-tickets-30334750054

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Class of 2017 Celebration Tickets:  http://m4 Celebration 2017 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-excellence-diversity-in-medicine-uic-com-class-of-2017-tickets-30334750054

Regarding ticket price: Please indicate that tickets are $60 until 2/28/17, when prices will be $80. Ticket price includes 3 course meal and there will be a cash bar all night.




Welcome to  The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The SNMA was established because of a need to produce competent and compassionate physicians who would go on to work in underserved communities. In 1895, Robert F. Boyd, MD and Daniel H. Williams, MD joined forces and founded the National Medical Association (NMA). This historic event was significant because at that time, the premier medical organization was the American Medical Association (AMA): which denied membership to physicians of color. SNMA was born from the NMA as its student division.

Today, the SNMA is the oldest and largest minority student organization that addresses the health concerns of underserved minority communities nationwide and works to instill an obligation to achieve excellence within minority students.

Our Mission 
Our mission is to address both community and societal health issues that are adversely affecting the underserved as well as to seek to increase minority representation within the healthcare field.

Click here to donate to AMEC 2017