2018 Summer Internship Program by Nth Dimensions – APPLY NOW

On December 15th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, Mentorship News, Newsletter Featured Articles, Scholarship News by Comments Off on 2018 Summer Internship Program by Nth Dimensions – APPLY NOW

Apply for the Orthopaedic Summer Internship program, sponsored by Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

All medical students are encouraged to apply for this program especially designed for first year gender and ethnic minority medical students, including those enrolled in the AAOS, J. Robert Gladden, or Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society mentoring programs.

Summer interns work side by side with experienced orthopaedic surgeon preceptors in a challenging academic or private practice environment. Students prepare and defend poster presentations at the National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention and attend elements of the AAOS Annual Meeting the following spring.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.nthdimensions.org
Accepting applications: November 1, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Information Flyer available HERE

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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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Winter 16-17 Newsletter Now Available!

On January 14th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, Newsletter Featured Articles by


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Hola LMSA familia!

There is a new newsletter up from our VP of Newsletter. Check out the latest issue on the Newsletter page!


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Spring 2014: Newsletter & 30th Annual Regional Conference

On March 26th, 2014, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, Newsletter Featured Articles by Comments Off on Spring 2014: Newsletter & 30th Annual Regional Conference

Our recent 30th Annual Regional Conference at UC Davis was a great success!  Thank you to each and everyone of our students, supporters, organizers, sponsors, and participants!  We could not have done it without you.

We are also pleased to announce our new Spring 2014 issue of our LMSA West Newsletter:

  • LMSA Annual Conference ……………..1
  • Case Mgt to Stamp Out Diabetes………3
  • Wellness Center Collaboration………..4
  • Empowering Young Latinas…..………..5
  • Outreach & Mentorship……………………5
  • Chapter Update…………………….…………6
  • Mentorship & Networking………..……..7
  • Comprometidos con la Comunidad….8
  • Medical Spanish…………….……………..9
  • United Health Fndn. Scholar…..……..9
  • Scholarship Recipients……….…..…….11

 Please visit our Newsletter Page for past publications!

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SUMMER PREMED PROGRAM: Inspiring Future Doctors

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SUMMER PREMED PROGRAM: Inspiring Future Doctors

by Blanca Rivas-UC Irvine

During the summer of 2013 the Summer Pre-Med Program celebrated its 3rd year of existence. The program was created in 2010 by the collaboration of 3 UCI SOM outreach programs: High School Outreach Program, Center for Future Health Professionals and the Latino Medical Student Association. The program consists of three two-week sessions throughout the summer that cater to 60 high school students each. Each session is designed to stimulate an interest in talented high school students in pursuing careers in healthcare and science. The program does so by following the 3 core values of the School of Medicine’s mission: Discover, Teach and Heal.

Discover:  each student is challenged to think independently and critically.

Teach:  hands-on workshops and a group presentation on disease and research encourages students to become life-long learners and teachers

Heal:  by learning how to conduct patient interviews in the clinical setting students learn how to meet the unique needs of the patient

These core values were all exemplified by participation in various workshops led by School of Medicine faculty, medical students and undergraduate student coaches. Such activities included an opening day White Coat Ceremony, UCI Medical Center visit, mock trial to learn the legal side of medicine, college and career development workshop, and clinical skills training. The exposure the students have to hands-on medicine is unmatched by many other premedical programs. According to one of the creators and major proponents of the program, Dr. Marco Angulo, “the program allows the kid born and raised in Newport Beach to work together with the kid from Santa Ana who might not have the same resources as the kid from Newport Beach.” This program fosters a positive environment that allows students from diverse backgrounds to work together to develop their interests in healthcare and science.

The program also fosters a strong mentoring environment by recruiting passionate and giving undergraduate student and medical student coaches. LMSA can proudly say that 6 out of the 8 medical student coaches who participated in various sessions were LMSA officers-Victor Cisneros (session I), Jesse Gomez (session II and III), Krystal Jimenez (session I), Jose Muñiz- Castro (session III), Bianca Rivas (session III) and Cristina Vargas (session I). Victor Cisneros and Bianca Rivas also had the opportunity of working on the admissions committee working alongside the creators and facilitators of the program Dr. Benoosh Afghani, Dr. Marco Angulo, Wally Muratori and Molly Blair. The two LMSA officers shared the responsibility of screening scholarship applicants and rewarded scholarships to those students who demonstrated need for financial assistance in order to participate in the program.

LMSA plans to continue its strong support and dedication to the UCI Summer Premed Program whose mission aligns with LMSA’s mission of creating and mentoring a generation of healthcare professionals that will give back to their communities and communities in need.

For more information on the UCI Summer Premed Program please visit  http://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed/index.asp

The program stimulates interest in talented high school students in careers in healthcare and science using the three core values of the UCI School of Medicine Mission: Discover, Teach, Heal.

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