LMSA-West’s mission is to recruit and support individuals in the healthcare professions who will strive to improve the access and delivery of healthcare to Latinos and medically underserved populations.


  1. To create a communication network for Latino medical students, pre-medical students, and physicians.
  2. To establish programs that facilitate and increase the recruitment of Latino medical school applicants.
  3. To support the academic success of Latino students pursuing a career in medicine.
  4. To support the efforts of organizations committed to the improvement of healthcare access and delivery for Latinos in LMSA West States.
  5. To develop future Latinx leaders in medicine and all its dimensions, including in policy and advocacy, academics and teaching, institutional leadership, community outreach and civic engagement, scholarship and research.