Student National Medical Association

Dream Big: Community Outreach

On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the University of Tennessee Student National Medical Association hosted their 1st Annual “Dream Big: Community Outreach” Conference at the G.E. Patterson Family Life Center. Over 70 middle school and high school students from area schools were in attendance. The students participated in a variety of sessions through out the day. The sessions were focused on medical skills, sex education, etiquette & gentlemen skills, college 411, and financial literacy. Guest speaker, Dr. Stanley Thompson, Regional Medical Director of Emergency Medicine, delivered a great talk to the students on about dreams, visions and working towards one’s goals in life. Students not only left with a bag full of conference “goodies”, they left with new knowledge and skills that they will carry with them for life.

Our Mission

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

Our Goals

  • To create an atmosphere wherein professional excellence and moral principles can find the fullest expression
  • To promote the dissemination of information relative to minority issues in the field of medical education
  • To take the necessary and proper steps to eradicate practices in the health profession that compromise the goal of providing quality health education to minorities and women
  • To promote the development of enrichment and motivational programs which encourage their entrance of minority youth into health professions
  • To promote increases in the levels of minority student recruitment, admissions, and retention in schools training health professionals
  • To encourage and promote the development of minority faculty in order to increase the presence of minority mentors and biomedical researchers in academic health centers.

To make a donation or join our organization, contact Cynthia Anunobi.

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Contact Us

Student National Medical Association

920 Madison Ave
P.O. Box 6330325
Memphis, TN 38163
President: Cynthia Anunobi