SLU LMSA Welcomes Incoming Class With Barbecue Social
SLU Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) students recently came together to celebrate the incoming SLU School of Medicine students. The group hosted a barbecue social at Tower Grove Park on the afternoon of Sunday, July 30, following the White Coat Ceremony.
The event, supported by the SLU SOM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was designed to foster community with the incoming class and current students. LMSA planned the event to coincide with the White Coat Ceremony.
“As medical students, we understand the significance of this step in our careers, and we want to create a supportive environment for all our student members," said LMSA co-leader Jorge Silva Hidalgo. "The White Coat Ceremony signifies not only the start of a new academic year but also the beginning of an exciting journey towards becoming compassionate and skilled healthcare professionals. We acknowledge that, sometimes, not everyone can share this special day with their families and friends due to different circumstances. Thus, with this event, we hope to offer students a sense of support, allowing them to connect with fellow medical students who will also become part of their extended family in their journey.”
LMSA plans to host a social event every year to welcome the newest Med School students and to offer its student members the opportunity to come together, celebrate, and initiate the academic year in support of one another.