NHMA Medical School Liaison Program

The National Hispanic Medical Association, from its beginning in 1994 in Washington, DC, developed linkages with key National, Regional and State Medical Societies and Hispanic Health Professional Associations in order to build its network of champions for Hispanic health. NHMA is a resource to the Federal government and other key healthcare organizations and academic partners.

In 1999, NHMA started the NHMA Leadership Fellowship and the NHMA Resident Leadership Program and in 2009 started the NHMA Council of Residents.  Many of these physicians (500) have remained active in the Association.

In 2013 NHMA started its own Region Steering Committees which now host quarterly networking meetings in 6 regions across the U.S. This year NHMA announces its new NHMA Medical School Liaison Program to start in January 2018.

The goal of the program is to have the NHMA Liaison meet with a local LMSA Chapter up to three times per academic year for up to three years. These meetings are meant to discuss the importance of practicing medicine in the Hispanic community, such as in medical practice, clinics, and hospitals.

We have outlined the responsibilities of both NHMA Liaison and the LMSA Chapter below.

NHMA Liaison:

  • Schedule at least three meetings per academic year for up to three years with LMSA Chapter leaders;
  • Discuss the importance of practicing medicine in the Hispanic community, such as in medical practice, clinics, and hospitals; and
  • Submit a summary of each discussion meeting to NHMA using Google Forms.

LMSA Chapter:

  • Work with the NHMA Liaison to schedule the best day and time to have the Liaison meet with the LMSA Chapter;
  • Submit a summary of each discussion to NHMA using Google Forms; and
  • Send a sign-in list with medical student name, year, email, and career interest to NHMA.

We also encourage both NHMA Liaisons and LMSA Chapter Leaders to participate at the NHMA Annual Conference to meet other NHMA Liaisons and LMSA members.

If you are interested, send your CV to Vincent Gearity, Junior Program Officer | [email protected].