• Welcome to NHMA

    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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  • NHMA 22nd Annual Conference

    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area - May 4-7, 2017: We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
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  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
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Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios


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Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 



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Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

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Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this bill.  NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org


NHMA CA Leadership Fellowship Program

The NHMA California Leadership Fellowship is a one year long program that provides NHMA member physicians in their mid-careers with leadership skills development and networking with California and Federal leaders.  The Fellowship will be a collaboration with the California State Latino Legislative Caucus. This program is based on the NHMA Leadership Fellowship that has been funded in the past by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program was highly successful in 2014 and is under review for 2016 and will be announced this summer.

The course consists of 3 intensive meetings: 1) Sacramento Institute – a week-long meeting of lectures and panels as well as visits with leaders in the California Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Services in conjunction with the California Legislative session; and 2) the Washington, DC Institute I – a week-long meeting that includes Federal policy and stakeholder meetings and site visits to leaders’ offices in the White House and Congress (California delegation); and 3) Washington, DC Institute II - a day long meeting in conjunction with the NHMA Annual Conference in 2017. The lectures are presented by health experts from Federal & State governments, foundations, media, managed care, think tanks, and non-profit advocacy organizations. The program emphasis is on the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in health and behavioral health policy development and advocacy at the state and local levels on issues of importance to the health of the Hispanic community.

Eligibility and Selection 

Ten Fellows will be selected. Applications are being solicited from among NHMA’s physician membership. 

Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience after completion of residency training. The primary selection criteria will be leadership potential as evidenced in work experience and other community activities. Appropriate letters of recommendation will be part of the application package. Fellows are expected to arrange to be given time off from work to participate in the program. Expenses for the Fellows related to travel and hotel will be paid as a part of the Fellowship.   Conference in 2015.

Important dates and deadlines - TBD

Check back this summer, 2015.


NHMA Recruitment Fair

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) realizes the importance of increasing diversity in the health care workforce.  The disproportionately small percentage of minorities, and, in particular, Hispanics, in the medical profession and in the pipeline leading to a medical profession persists despite continuing Federal, foundation, and educational efforts across the country. NHMA staff has designed a Recruitment Fair and website page with key resources. 

In our continued efforts, this year NHMA will be hosting it's annual Recruitment Fair during our National Conference, Trabajando Juntos: Integrated Healthcare for Latinos

For Students


For Recruiters

Online Registration here- SOLD OUT

Downloadable Registration here

NHMA Internship Opportunity for Pre-Med students: you can arrange a semester self-study course for credit or we can offer stipends for limited number of students, please call (202) 628-5895.



§  NHMA FAQs from Medical Students:http://www.nhmamd.org/images/Future%20Docs/FAQ%20and%20Advice%20from%20Medical%20Students%20-%20FINAL.pdf

§  NHMA FAQs from Medical School Recruiters: http://www.nhmamd.org/images/Future%20Docs/Recruiter%20Survey%20Responses%20-%20Final.pdf

§  AAMC Aspiring Doctors Website: https://www.aamc.org/students/aspiring/

§  Medical School Application Process: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/how_to_apply/

§  Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs for College Students: https://services.aamc.org/summerprograms/

§  Financial Assistance/Options for Medical School:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/preparing-med-school/paying-medical-school/

§  Medical School Admission Requirements: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/requirements/

§  National Merit Scholarship Program:  http://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424

§  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC Fellowships & Internships

§  STEM Support Resources: http://www.onlineschools.org/stem-resources/

§  The Best Colleges for STEM Students Guide: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/the-best-colleges-for-stem-nerds/

§  Quest Bridge: College Prep for High School Juniors and Seniors: http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/students-start-here

§  Coca-Cola Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

§  Minority Scholarship for College and Graduate School Students: https://www.fatomei.com/scholarships-for-minorities.html

§  Guide to Internships and Fellowships in Government: http://pathtopmf.com/guide-to-internships-and-fellowships-in-government/?elq=44d691b1ef5145b0affe61a0998d38ae&elqCampaignId=5339

§  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/ 

§  US Dept. of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

§  NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

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