Call For Abstracts – LMSA West Conference on March 2nd and 3rd

On January 25th, 2018, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Chapters, LMSA Events by Comments Off on Call For Abstracts – LMSA West Conference on March 2nd and 3rd

LMSA West is happy to announce a Call For Abstracts for poster presentations at the LMSA West Conference on March 2nd and 3rd. The poster fair will be held concurrently with the networking event on Friday, March 2nd at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Please share with all your members and contacts who may be interested.

Medical, nursing, MPH, graduate students, and residents are all encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentations on research related to health and health access in underserved communities, including health outcomes in Latinx communities/populations. We welcome poster presentations in the areas of basic sciences, social and behavioral sciences, translational and clinical research, and public health. Established guidelines will be used to select 15 posters for presentation and judges available at the poster fair will determine which three posters qualify for prizes of $250 or $125. **Click here for guidelines**

The poster fair will be followed by a networking event with appetizers and a great music selection curated by a DJ. Attached you will find the “Call for Abstracts” information sheet with all the details outlined.

Submit abstracts using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkzCCWyg0GIvW7f84FykgfgV64o5-Y6ZTOLSE-YTDMSrlvdA/viewform

​For any questions, please contact us at lmsawestposters2018@gmail.com

We look forward to reading your abstract and to the poster presentations.

Kind regards,

LMSA West Conference Committee

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LMSA for Puerto Rico – Medical Student Scholarship

On November 1st, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Events, Scholarship News by Comments Off on LMSA for Puerto Rico – Medical Student Scholarship

 

Mini-grant Scholarships for Medical Students in Puerto Rico

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

This award will fund a one time, non-renewable, relief scholarship of $500.00 for medical students in Puerto Rico who have experienced financial hardships due to Hurricane Maria.

Medical schools in Puerto Rico are American medical schools. Puerto Rican medical students are Latino medical students training in the U.S. LMSA is proud to have a chapter in Ponce, regional Southeast meetings in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rican medical students throughout all our regions on the US mainland. Our colleagues in Puerto Rico have suffered damages to their homes, community hospitals, and medical school institutions. While in severe financial trouble, they are unable to apply for increased financial aid loans. Schooling carries on in the wake of the crisis, and students are working hard to move forward academically without internet, transportation, and even food, water, and electricity.

As we think about the short term and long-term impact of this tragedy on the already growing health crisis of Puerto Rico, we recognize that LMSA, and all medical institutions on the US mainland, have a responsibility to support our fellow medical students currently training in Puerto Rico. As student stories and testimonials reach LMSA, we will continue to develop and expand our efforts through increased fundraising and advocacy.

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Mini-Grant Eligibility:

  1. Students must be enrolled in years 1-4 in the following medical schools:
  • Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • UMHS, St. Kitts
  1. Students must fill out the Mini-grant Application below (Deadline for submission: Nov 13th 11:59 EST)

Applicants with difficulties meeting basic needs will be prioritized in the initial grant cycle. As our fund grows we hope to be able to provide additional grants.

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WANT TO HELP?

  • Please donate to grow the LMSA-PR Fund to allow us to provide additional scholarships to students! To donate, visit lmsa.me/LMSA4PR

Want to join the LMSA-PR Emergency Task Force?

This task force administrates the mini-grant program and advocates for medical students in Puerto Rico by encouraging residency programs, medical schools, and organizations such as the AAMC to be more responsive to the needs of medical students in Puerto Rico.

 

From LMSA to Puerto Rico, with love,

The LMSA-PR Emergency Task Force

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#DefendDACA and our Immigrant Communities

On September 5th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Chapters, LMSA Events, Newsletter Featured Articles, Policy News by

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Dear LMSA Family,
Our fellow immigrant brothers, sisters, and families, are under threat again. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton along with attorney general from various other states sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the current administration calling for the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by September 5thLMSA West is committed to fighting for the safety and stay of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country.
Below are some resources and things you can do to protect our families:

As we fight to protect DACA, we must not forget that there are many immigrants who are not protected under DACA who also need our support.

If you are an undocumented pre-health or health professional student, we want to hear from you! Please email us your story and a picture to be featured in our newsletter and LMSA West Facebook page. We can also feature your story anonymously. 
 
If you are interested in doing more policy work with LMSA West, join our Google Group.
In solidarity,
2017-2018 LMSA West Co-VPs of Policy
Marcela Zhou Huang vp_policy@lmsa.net
 
Web: lmsa.net/west   |   Facebook: facebook.com/LMSA.West    |   Twitter: twitter.com/lmsa_west

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Join us for the 2017 LMSA Policy Summit on October 20th – 22nd in Washington, DC

On July 12th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Events, Policy News by Comments Off on Join us for the 2017 LMSA Policy Summit on October 20th – 22nd in Washington, DC

Hola familia,

Please join us in October for our 4th Annual LMSA Policy Summit in Washington D.C. If you are planning on submitting a resolution, the deadline to do so is August 1st, 2017.

For more information and news from last year’s summit, please check out lmsa.net/policy.

 

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Mentorship Information at the Chapters

On May 5th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Chapters, LMSA Events, Mentorship News by

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Hola LMSA familia!

Mentorship has put together a document of the mentorship opportunities located at various chapters. You can read about it on the pdf file below or by visiting the chapter pages under the “Who We Are” and “Our Chapters”.

Don’t hesitate to contact the chapters on how to get involved in mentorship!

LMSA West mentorship practices

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