Latest Updates


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual LMSA Midwest Regional Conference is hosted this year by the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI! The conference will take place on Feb. 10th-11th, with the conference service event on Feb. 12th.  The conference itinerary, registration prices, sponsor and exhibitor info, and hotel accommodations information will be posted on the Regional Conference Event Page as it becomes available. Stay tuned for continued updates! Note that discounted registration prices are available for official LMSA members. See our Conference Event Page for full details on how to become a member.

***CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CHECK-IN is in the main lobby of the Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB). Parking is available in the the Ann Street and Catherine Street Parking Lots. 


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.

Pre-Meds, Register Today For…

The Annual LULAC Emerge Latino Leadership Conference Will Take Place in Washington, D.C. from Tuesday, February 14 through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Free Registrations Available Now

LULAC is proud to present the 2017 Emerge Latino Conference, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Emerge Latino Conference is a multi-day Latino leadership conference that provides college students with policy briefings on issues that impact the Latino community. Some of the highlights include:

  • Training on civic engagement practices, advocacy, program coordination, and job readiness;
  • Policy workshops on critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic Americans such as immigration, health, and the environment;
  • The LULAC Legislative Awards Gala and Awards Ceremony, which recognizes key leaders who have served the Hispanic community across the country;
  • Meetings with Members of Congress to advocate for key issues;
  • A career fair to explore job and internship opportunities in corporate, nonprofit, government, and non-traditional sectors.

Applications for a travel scholarship to attend the conference are due by December 2, 2016. The scholarship will pay for travel and lodging expenses. The deadline to register for the conference is January 20, 2017.

For more information, please go to

UPDATE: Membership Registration

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!

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Check it out here: LMSAMW Spring Newsletter 2016

In the latest issue of the LMSA MW Newsletter:

  • Highlights from the LMSA MW Regional Conference and Research Symposium
  • Leadership Transitions
  • Health Policy-Single Payer
  • LMSA Policy Summit 2016
  • NHMA Conference
  • Salsa Night hosted by Hispanocare
  • and so much more…

Send In Your LMSA Photos

We want to display photos from LMSA local and regional LMSA events. Send photos with descriptions to .

Mentor a Pre-Med: Personal Statement Clinic

Medical Students, sign up today to participate in our new Online Personal Statement Clinic to increase our mentorship efforts. Use this form to sign up. This will be a low-time commitment mentorship opportunity that will involve being matched to a pre-med near you to provide feedback on his/her personal statement. We also need your help to add to our Pre-Med Database. Please use this quick form to add contacts from your school that will help us connect to more pre-med students in your area. Contact our Mentorship Chair, Jorge Zarate ( with any questions about the clinic or database. See our Mentorship 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:

Check out the NMF Website for more information about these two programs and others.

LMSA Midwest Partnership with Canopy Apps

LMSA Midwest is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Canopy Apps. This partnership provides LMSA members with unique benefits to Canopy Apps products including a more than $250 discount of their online medical Spanish course! When you purchase Canopy, you are not only improving your skill set to serve your patients, but you are also investing in LMSA Midwest as 10% of the proceeds come back to us. For more information, please visit: Members also have exclusive free access to the new Canopy Medical Translator app for iOS (Android coming soon!) through LMSA. The app enables instant communication with patients in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, and more. To get the app, click here or search for “canopy” on the App Store and use access code “LMSAvip” after you download. To learn more about our partnership with Canopy Apps, click here.

 Thank you!