Policy Updates – 2017

On February 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Policy Updates – 2017

Our VP of Policy at LMSA West has recently taken a look at legislation that aligns with the vision and mission of LMSA. Two of the main stances include

  1. Preserving health care coverage through the ACA
  2. Advocating for the protection of our undocumented communities

As LMSA West we are supporting some pieces of legislation and need your help! These include:

  • Bridge Act (National)
  • ACA (National)
  • SB 54 (California)

To learn more about how to get involved please visit the Policy page!

Sigamos adelante!

Amber Lara

VP of Website

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Alta Med and LMSA West

On January 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Alta Med and LMSA West

We are excited to announce a very exciting partnership with Alta Med!

LMSA West was awarded with the, Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals grant, a 5-year, $300,000 ($60,000/year) partnership. The effort was lead by Edgar Corona (VP of Community Affairs), Bert Pineda and Jorge Torres (West Co-Directors).

This will allow us to expand our programs in 6 main areas: Mini-grants, Mentorship, Scholarships, Policy, Research and Leadership Development

Keep up to date with the website to see about how our partnership with Alta Med is shaping up!

Con mucho cariño,

Amber Lara
VP of Webiste

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New Alumni Page!

On January 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on New Alumni Page!

We are now working on creating an Alumni page to show where our LMSA members have progressed to in their medical careers. This page can be accessed under the ‘Who We Are’ tab.

If you are an alumni and would like to be on the page please email vp_website@lmsa.net to be featured!


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Mini Grant Applications!

On January 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Mini Grant Applications!

Chapters are now able to apply for mini grants. Please go to the Chapters page under Resources to apply for the mini grant!

Applications are due March 1, 2017

For questions please email CIO Nancy Rodriguez, MPH chiefinformationofficer@lmsa.net

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Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship – NOW OPEN 2016-2017

On January 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship – NOW OPEN 2016-2017

Hello LMSA-West familia,

The 2016-17 Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship to assist high school and college freshman students pursuing a career in medicine is now OPEN! The deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.


In addition to the generous financial award, this is the first year Dr. Amanda Perez will also be covering the conference ticket and travel expenses so that the award recipient(s) can make it to our 33rd Annual LMSA West Conference at UCSF! All applicants must plan ahead and keep the conference dates, March 24-25th, available for their travel.
For more information and to download the application please visit the Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship page

Please email me with any questions vp_scholarship@lmsa.net


Sigamos Adelante,
Susana Sandoval
VP of Scholarship

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