Announcement: Submissions for the LMSA Newsletter
A message from the LMSA Publication Chair, the Midwest's very own, Cesar Montelongo:
Hi everyone, my name is Cesar and I am the LMSA Publication chair. We plan to publish our Winter newsletter at the end of the month, and I want to extend an opportunity for you to include content. This can include upcoming regional deadlines, such as those for conference registration and scholarships.
Recap: The 2018 Midwest House of Delegates!
Many thanks to Michigan State College of Human Medicine for hosting our annual House of Delegates meeting last September. It was an informative and productive meeting. We learned what successes and challenges our chapters have faced in their work and shared ideas about what we can do in the future. We also Approved updates to our LMSA Midwest Constitution (look forward to details soon) to keep it in-line with the work we have continued doing. Minutes will be available soon.
Save the Date: the 2018 Midwest House of Delegates!
We are pleased to announce that we are accepting RSVPs for out 2018 Midwest House of Delegates meeting, hosted by Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on September 14-15, 2018!
What is the House of Delegates? HOD is a one-day conference that takes place each fall at a different member school of LMSA Midwest. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the delegates from other chapters, pick each other’s brains about how we can grow and improve what we do, learn some awesome things from a few speakers, and tackle some logistical agenda items that we need to discuss and/or vote on as a region.
If you are your chapter’s delegate, RSVP at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Fsl3MTsdewTmh2kH3. Deadline to RSVP is July 31st!
Recap: the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference!
We are pleased to announce our 2018 Midwest Regional Conference, which was hosted by Loyola Stritch School of Medicine on February 2-4, 2018! This was a wonderful chance to meet fellow students from the Midwest LMSA chapters, network with friends and exhibitors, discuss issues important to the region at large, and understand what we can do to support our community in the current political climate. Stay tuned for more information on our next conference!
For information on and registration for the 2018 LMSA National Conference in Miami, FL, please visit the conference website here. Thank you!
Recap: LMSA National Policy Summit
The 4th Annual National Policy Summit was a tremendously successful three-day conference in Washington D.C. for medical students nationwide. The goal of the policy summit was to provide students with tools to become involved in health policy processes to address and improve health disparities facing the Latino community. It took place on October 20-22, 2017. More information to come about this year and next year's summit - please stay tuned!
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Important Note on LMSA Membership Dues
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!
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 - Q4 2017
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
WMU's chapter has been in full swing this last quarter of 2017 - literally! Featured (left) are fellow LMSA members dancing and celebrating Latino Heritage Month. Also showcased (right) are members serving the Kalamazoo community in the local volunteer pediatric clinic. ¡Pa'lante!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Thank you!