NHMA Council of Young Physicians

The NHMA Council of Young Physicians (CYP) are physicians who graduated less than five years out of medical education training.  International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians are less than five years out of their first completed medical education training.

Mission: CYP is a platform for NHMA young physicians to meet and network in order to advance as future leaders in medicine and to advocate for the needs of our Latino community.


Opportunities for Young Physicians


2021 Young Physician of the Year Award: Twelve outstanding young physicians (less than 5 years out of U.S. residency/fellowship training), two from each region will receive the NHMA Young Physician of the Year Award for constant advancement toward a career goal, extraordinary commitment to serving the Hispanic community, and participation in NHMA as a member or future member -  to be presented at our 24th Annual Conference on March 19, 2021.

Please send a 1-page personal statement and your CV to [email protected] by COB March 3, 2021.

Grants/Career Development

2020 NIDDK/National Hispanic Medical Association’s Travel AwardThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) provides travel awards to participate in the NIDDK Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine which will be held on March 18-19 afternoons, 2021. Participants are senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty within 3 years of completion of fellowship who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. Participants may also attend the NHMA and HDA 2019 Hispanic Health Conference on March 17-20, 2021.

Research Showcase – Poster/Presentations

2021 NHMA Conference – Hispanic Health  Research or Service Learning Poster Presentation session.  We will present awards to the most outstanding poster presentation among students, residents, and physicians/faculty. Posters will be judged according to the following criteria: Value to the profession, Scientific and/or Informational content, appropriate design and graphical presentation.

More information/updates: NHMA Website Events- 2021 Annual Conference.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship : The program is being designed as a 9 month (2 virtual 90 minutes sessions per month) to promote leadership for members of NHMA through executive training and development, especially in public health with a focus on COVID-19.  The selection criteria include mid-career physician (5 years or more out of training), executive leadership potential at the local, regional and national level– as evidenced by work experience and additional community activities. Announcements will come up in spring. Check our website for updates.


Our members are physicians from any specialty that completed training over the last 5 years. Our leadership consists of Chair, Co-Chair, Director of Communications, and Regional Representatives.

2020-2021 Leadership

Pamela Montano Arteaga, MD
Twitter: @athenea3000
Areas of Expertise: Psychiatry

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Twitter: @NHMACYP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nhmacyp/

Email us: [email protected]