Policy Updates – 2017

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: Latest News, Policy News by

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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, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News by

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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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Adelante Juntos – UC Riverside Chapter

On November 6th, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

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The LMSA West UC Riverside Chapter wanted to share with everyone their recent get together held in late October.


“The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at UCR SOM hosted a wonderful physician panel and Cena. Topics discussed ranged from social oppression, racism, handling microaggressions, balancing life and familia, and the future of the Latino community in medicine.

What an amazing group of individuals. We have such a fabulous team and network.”

Thanks to UCR LMSA Co-Chair, Jorge Garcia, for sharing!

con mucho cariño,

Amber Lara
VP of Website



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