NHMA Medical Scholars Program

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 efforts.  In order to help address this issue, NHMA is partnering with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and 3 medical schools: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

NHMA will host 2 medical school recruitment events in 2014-2015 for Hispanic and underrepresented high school and college students with an interest in medical and other health professional careers.  We will have medical school recruiters, premedical advisors, and physicians and medical students as speaker. We will also include other medical school recruiters at the events to provide more counseling to the pre-med students. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health.   

Below is the schedule of the recruitment events for 2014-2015: 

  • San Antonio, Texas: November 8, 2014 at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
    • For more information about this event click here
  • Los Angeles, CA: November 15, 2014 at USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Washington, DC: March 28, 2015 at Marriott Park Wardman Hotel in conjunction with NHMA's 19th Annual Conference
    • Click here for the student flyer
    • Click here for the flyer for medical and public health school recruiters

If you have any questions please feel free to contact NHMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. @nhmamd.org or 202-628-5895.


Resources for college and high school students interested in medical school

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 Programs for College Students: https://services.aamc.org/summerprograms/

Pipeline & Outreach Programs for Students: https://www.aamc.org/students/aspiring/experience/301974/pipeline.html

Financial Assistance/Options for Medical School: https://www.aamc.org/students/aspiring/paying/

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

National Merit Scholarship Program: http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory: http://www.csusm.edu/air/resources/scholarship_guide.pdf

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC Fellowships & Internships

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

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship: http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

Scholarships for Immigrant Students: http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html

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/


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 Lucy Pacheco at (202)628-5895.

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