Student 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.
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.