Student Organizations

NewSNMAlogo 2Student National Medical Association

This student organization focuses on the goal of increasing the number of physicians who serve in under-represented minority communities. SNMA sponsors programs for undergraduate and entering students, volunteers with organizations in the Birmingham community, and speaks to elementary and high school students.

For more information, contact Jessica Whitaker (President)

MedPride is a medical student group that strives to equip future physicians with the skills and information necessary to effectively manage the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) patients. We organize campus activities and panel discussions that focus on the unique health needs of and disparities in the LGBTQQ community. At these events, we seek to create safe spaces for LGBTQQ students, staff, and allies to share experiences as medical professionals as well as to discuss issues related to LGBTQQ patient care and public health.

For more information, contact Drew Buie (President)

Sacnas CHPTR UABSociety for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
The mission of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is to encourage Chicano/Latino, Native American, and underrepresented students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. The SACNAS Chapter of UAB is made up UAB staff, students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty at all levels of training. 

For more information, contact Mikael Guzman Karlsson (President)