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LMSA is dedicated to changing the ‘Face of Medicine’ and the way health care is delivered in our country. According to the 2004 US Census, 14.2% of the U.S. population, but only 6.4% of all medical graduates are Latino (AAMC Minorities in Medical Education, 2005 Facts & Figures). Though the proportion of Latino physicians has doubled since 1980, there is nonetheless an average ratio of 3,000 Latino patients to one Latino physician compared to the ratio of 335 non-Latino patients to one non-Latino physician.

LMSA considers this a priority. For over 20 years, our membership has continued to grow. However, there is much work to be done. As we review the projected census data for 2050, we find that building a strong foundation in medical training programs is paramount, as 25% of the U.S. population will be Latino. We hope you will partner in our efforts.

LMSA has recently developed a Portal system in which students can create a profile and define criteria for receiving information from our regional and national board. These emails can be catered towards specialty interests, year of education (HS, Premed, M1, M2, M3, M4, and so on). We invite our Alumni to also create a profile on this system so that they may be given information about our affiliate NHMA as well as opportunities for mentorship.


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