Featured Announcements & Events

 The NHMA Council of Residents and Fellows is looking to have motivated individuals join its ranks as Hospital Representatives.  The Hospital Representative role is geared toward motivated individuals in NHMA all across the country.  The role is meant to serve as a means for hospitals to engage dedicated residents in NHMA's activities.  The duties of the Hospital Representative are as follows:

Encourage membership among fellow residents by educating others about the benefits associated with membership and the importance of becoming active and involved in the organization

  • 2 year term recommended but not required
  • May collaborate with the GME/Head of Diversity at respective institution in ensuring recruitment opportunities for medical students (i.e. establishing budgetary expenses for attendance at undergraduate medical conferences)
  • May collaborate with members at hospital to propose resolutions/policy initiatives alongside NHMA Policy Chairs for presentations at NHMA policy hearings
  • Work alongside regional director to effectively propose resident-specific programming at NHMA conferences (applying to fellowship, getting ready to be an attending after residency/fellowship)
  • Maintain communication with affiliated university LMSA chapter president/executive board and coordinate activities (lectures, presentations, social events)
  • Help to ensure successful NHMA and LMSA local events and regional conferences 
  • Assist with selection of a new NHMA Hospital Representative at the end of the year if you are graduating or choosing not to continue as hospital representative the following year   
  • Coordinate with Regional Directors & Membership Chair at membership meetings every 2-3 months to propose suggestions/raise concerns 
  • Encourage residents to attend regional events and may help Regional Coordinators with planning of events. 

Should you be interested in the position of Hospital Representative, please complete the following Google Form

Medical Society of the State of New York are encouraging volunteers to provide COVID-19 immunizations: Physicians, Residents, Medical Students and Retired Physicians. The first step in this process is by signing up for ServNY.

Established after 9/11, ServNY is a volunteer management system, administered by the NY State Department of Health's Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP), that is a Web-based registry of individuals who make themselves available to assist on behalf of New York State during an emergency. Registering is important, as credentials are verified upon registration and periodically thereafter. 

When volunteers are needed, ServNY will automatically notify potential volunteers via phone or e-mail with the information necessary for a volunteer to determine if they are ready and available for the assignment. Physicians would most likely be contacted by their local Department of Health, the regional hospital hub or by the county's Medical Reserve Corp. Activation through this system ensure that there are liability protections for physicians and other health care providers. 

NYS Department of Health has two numbers for assistance:

1-866-529-1890, option 1 to assist with the Heath Commerce System

ServNY at 1-518-408-5163 


G.E.R.M. Program is Now Accepting Applications for Medical Student Research Grants

The IDSA Foundation and HIVMA’s G.E.R.M (Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship) Program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cycle. The program provides grants to medical students to support a mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases and HIV related topics under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. Applicants must be medical students (first, second or third year) from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the United States. Application information is available from the IDSA Foundation websiteAwardees receive a $4,000 stipend to complete their project. The deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2021. To learn tips for writing a successful research project proposal, please view the recording of the GERM Program Proposal Writing Workshop held on  Dec. 15, 2020.  Please email HIVMA staff with questions.

Minority Health Institute and UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy invite you to attend a virtual town hall with some of the nations' premier COVID-19 experts and historically Black institution and organization leaders to address facts, fears and myths pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination as we fight to protect and save Black lives. Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 9am-12:30pm (PT) | 11am-2:30pm (CT) | 12pm-3:30pm (ET)

APTR-AHRQ Preventive Medicine Residency Rotations Now Open - Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) announces the availability of continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine residents and Primary Care residents with a demonstrated interest in public health, prevention, or health policy, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). All applications must be submitted online through the APTR website. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Submission Requirements:

  • CV or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from Residency Program Director
  • Scientific writing sample


  • November - Application Cycle Opens
  • January - Application Deadline
  • April - Resident Notifications
  • May - Resident Commitments Due

Request for Applications
Interested candidates should review the Request for Applications document carefully to prepare materials required for the application submission.

Online Application Form

HIV Clinical Fellowship Awards - Apply by Jan. 19, 2021

HIVMA and the IDSA Foundation are accepting applications for the 2021 HIV Clinical Fellowship Program. For the first time, the program is supporting one year of HIV clinical training for full or half-time effort awards to allow greater flexibility for physicians to train in community-based settings. The award supports a stipend of $33,000 for half-time training or $65,000 for full-time, plus funding to cover fringe benefits. Up to an additional $10,000 is available to support educational opportunities or to offset training site administrative costs. Physicians whose communities are underrepresented in medicine or who interested in working in the Southeastern United States are strongly encouraged to apply. Program and application requirements are on thHIVMA website, including recommended competencies for fellowship training. The deadline to apply is Jan. 19, 2021. Contact HIVMA to learn more. 

NHMA-AAOA Opioid Toolkit
The National Hispanic Medical Association recently partnered with Allied Against Opioid Abuse to release a new suite of resources to help educate the Hispanic community about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids. The toolkit was developed by an advisory committee of NHMA members and features three downloadable and printable resources available in both Spanish and English. Along with the toolkit resources, we released an informational Spanish-language video providing key insights on safe prescription opioid use from NHMA physicians. Our partnership with AAOA aims to increase awareness among Hispanics about prescription opioid safety, safe storage and disposal and alternative pain management options by providing resources for healthcare providers to easily share with their patients. We encourage you to share the resources and video with your patients and colleagues.