House of Delegates – THIS Weekend
Our Annual House of Delegates Meeting is hosted by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago on September 22-23, 2017. This is a wonderful chance to meet the fellow Midwest leaders, make new connections with other chapters, and discuss regional issues that are important to your chapter. See you there!
Register Today: LMSA National Policy Summit
The 4th Annual National Policy Summit is a three-day conference in Washington D.C. for medical students nationwide. The goal of the policy summit is to provide students with tools to become involved in health policy processes to address and improve health disparities facing the Latino community. It is taking place on October 20-22, 2017. CLICK HERE, or visit lmsa.me/PolicySummit17 to register. Early bird registration is $35 for LMSA members and has been extended to October 1st. LMSA National is also offering twelve $800 Group Travel Awards. Check out the Travel Award Flyer for all contest rules. Please contact with any questions.
MS4 Visiting Clerkship Opportunities
Rising MS4s, make sure to check out the Resources and Opportunities Page for information about several visiting clerkships offered at schools across the nation. Clerkships are available in a variety of specialties and many are sponsored by the respective schools’ diversity offices. Apply soon before spots fill up!
Featured LMSA Chapter Event
The Inaugural Black and Latina Women in Medicine Forum
“In February, the John E. Bowman Society Lecture Series of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine hosted “Empowerment Stories,” the Inaugural Black and Latina Women in Medicine Forum. Over 60 medical students and housestaff from all of the medical schools in Chicago, including three attendees who flew in from Boston, gathered for an evening of encouragement and community.” The event was co-hosted by the Pritzker LMSA and SNMA chapters. CLICK HERE for a full summary of the event from the Pritzker SOM website.
“At the conclusion of the forum, Dr. Milda Saunders (left) and Dr. Monica Vela (right) stand alongside student organizers (L-R) Julia Naman, Amarachi Erondu, Maria Espinosa, Nzuekoh Nchinda, Ceciley Scarbrough, Catherine Castro, and Olivia Jordan as they present gifts of appreciation to the panelists.” -picture and event description from Pritzker SOM Website
Want Your Chapter to Be Featured?
We want to display your LMSA chapter’s activities and events to both recognize the amazing events going on in the Midwest Region, and to share these ideas with other chapters. Activities will be featured here on the LMSA MW website homepage, as well as on our Activities Page. Share what your chapter has been up to by sending photos with captions and/or event descriptions to . We can’t wait to see all our chapters’ amazing work.
Reminder: Update Your Chapter’s Contact Information
As your LMSA chapter transitions leadership, make sure to keep your chapter’s delegate information up to date by emailing our Chief Development Officer at . Click here to see who is listed as the current chapter delegate.
As decided at the LMSA Midwest Conference 2016, LMSA MW has moved to the LMSA National membership registration framework. What does this mean? NO MORE CHAPTER DUES paid to LMSA MW. Instead individual member dues will be paid to LMSA National to follow suit with the rest of the regions, and for LMSA MW to be better incorporated into the national organization. Check out the Membership Page for full details!
New Scholarship and Leadership Opportunities
The National Medical Fellowships (NMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other healthcare professionals, offers several scholarship and leadership programs. Two such programs include:
- NMF Emergency Scholarship Fund: This innovative fund provides a quick response to address 3rd and 4th year underrepresented minority medical school students’ need for immediate, emergency funding when all possibilities of financial help have been exhausted. Click here to see the application requirements.
Check out the NMF Website for more information about these two programs and others.