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 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: 

  • Washington, DC: March 29, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    • Click here for student flyer
      • Students can click here to RSVP.  Deadline is March 14, 2014
    • Click here for health professional school recruiter flyer
  • Los Angeles, CA: Date TBA

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


Resources for college and high school students interested in medical school

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/


NHMA Internship Opportunity for Premedical 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.

Hispanic Health Portal