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Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Saint Louis University School of Medicine students are strongly encouraged to develop leadership skills through the Student National Medical Association.

The SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students and addressing the needs of underserved communities. Our goal is to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. The mission of the Saint Louis University Chapter is to provide advocacy, community service, celebrate diversity and increase the pipeline of underrepresented minority students who consider and prepare for medical and scientific careers.

Connect with Saint Louis University School of Medicine's SNMA Chapter

Chapter Co-leads

Maya Hines
First-year Medical Student 
maya.hines@health.slu.edu

April Lewis
First-year Medical Student 
april.lewis@health.slu.edu

Secretary

Tyric Goode
First-year Medical Student 
tyric.goode@health.slu.edu

Treasurer

Nanthan Ramos
First-year Medical Student 
nathan.ramos@health.slu.edu

MAPS

Katelyn Williams
First-year Medical Student 
katelyn.williams@health.slu.edu

Community Outreach

Ritika Jain
First-year Medical Student
ritika.jain.1@health.slu.edu 

Faculty and Staff Sponsors

Javonda Quinn, M.A.
Program Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
javonda.quinn@health.slu.edu

Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D.
Interim Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
denise.hooksanderson@health.slu.edu

Contact the Saint Louis University School of Medicine SNMA chapter at slusnma@gmail.com.To check out upcoming events or learn how to become a member,  visit the official SLUSOM SNMA chapter website. You can also connect with SLUSNMA on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Student National Medical Association, visit snma.org.

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The Latino Medical Student Association at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, founded in spring of 2017, unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community. Its vision is: Unifying Medical Students to promote Latino health. Its objectives include efforts to:

  • Unify all Latino medical students into one organization
  • Provide a voice for underrepresented medical students
  • Actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels
  • Educate medical students on Latino health issues
  • Advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care
  • Provide leadership opportunities for Latinos
  • Promote volunteerism in the Latino community

The LMSA at SLU School of Medicine provides monthly health screenings and opportunities to participate in national and regional conferences.

Connect with Saint Louis University School of Medicine's LMSA Chapter

Chapter Co-leads

Yanira Reynaga
First-year Medical Student 
yanira.reynaga@health.slu.edu

Samantha To
First-year Medical Student 

samantha.to@health.slu.edu

Education Chair
Alesandra Espinoza
First-year Medical Student

alesandra.espinoza@health.slu.edu

Mentorship Chair
Armando Del Valle
First-year Medical Student

armando.delvalle@health.slu.edu

 

Finance Chair

Jefferson Tyler
First-year Medical Student
jefferson.tyler@health.slu.edu

Social Chair

Zoe Henkes
First-year Medical Student
zoe.henkes@health.slu.edu

Community Engagement

Grace Garcia
First-year Medical Student
grace.garcia@health.slu.edu

Community Outreach

Bret Chavarria
First-year Medical Student
bret.chavarria@health.slu.edu

Faculty and Staff Sponsors

Javonda Quinn, M.A.
Program Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
javonda.quinn@health.slu.edu

Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
yuna.ayala@health.slu.edu

Email slulmsa@gmail.com to be kept up to date on our events and to be added to our Latinx student groupme chat. Events are announced in the SLUSOM Weekly Mailer and through the email list.

You can also find the LMSA Midwest on Facebook and  LMSA SOM chapter on Instagram

Become a Latino Medical Student Association member. Sign up at the National Latino Medical Student Association website