Who We Are

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a network of students, alumni, and health professionals whose mission is to promote the development of Latino students through educational, volunteer, professional and networking opportunities to foster diversity, higher education, and the improvement of the Latino community.

At the LMSA-West region, we represent Latinx medical students and other allied health professionals across 11 states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. 

We have active chapters in 10 of those 11 states. The West Region of LMSA represents approximately 17% of all medical students who identify of Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish origin at allopathic medical schools in U.S. states per 2017-2018 enrollment data.