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Statement of Purpose

The Student National Medical Association is a national organization which was founded in 1964 as the student arm of the National Medical Association. In 1971 SNMA became a nationally independent organization which focused on the need to produce competent and committed physicians with a desire to work in underserved communities. SNMA brings together students committed to the health and well being of underserved populations with a focus on clinical care, academic medicine and service. In 1994, SNMA members founded the Imani Clinic - a student run facility which provides health care to the Oak Park community of Sacramento on a weekly basis. The goals of the organization follow:

  • To educate students, faculty, policy makers and the medical community about healthcare needs and concerns within underserved communities.
  • To increase student access to clinical opportunities working with and within underserved communities.
  • To address issues concerning the medical education of traditionally under-represented students.
  • To provide a network of support and resources for current and prospective medical students.

Contact us ucdavis@snma.org

UC Davis School of Medicine

4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817