Student National Medical Association


SNMA 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.

SNMA chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation, and some colleges, implement our programs and activities locally. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service
  • Black History Month: A Celebration and Discussion
  • M1 Welcome Event
  • General Body Meetings

Contact information

President: Hope Iyiewuare
Secretary: Alejandro Paulino
Pipeline Chair: Coralie Pardo
Vice President of Undergraduate Recruitment: John Walton
Vice President of Community Service: Aretha Boakye-Donkor
Treasurer: Philippe Daniel
Advisor: Carl Lambert, Physician, Rush University Medical Center