The following student organizations are affiliated with, and supported by, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board consists of representatives from all four classes and the following student organizations: LMSA, MedPride, MEC, AMWA, APAMSA and SNMA.  Advisory Board members provide bi-lateral communication and feedback between the student body and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The board works to influence UASOM administrative policy and advocates for diversity and inclusion initiatives. This year the board will re-implement the Difficult Dialogues in Healthcare Lecture Series.

This series will educate and challenge participants to explore their own personal boundaries, critically examine traditional ways of thinking and strengthen their capacity for cultural humility and competency through a variety of activities ranging from lectures to small peer group discussions and physician-patient panels. All activities will focus on teaching and reinforcing knowledge, skills, and awareness of diversity issues in medical education related to but not limited by race, gender, phobias, sexual orientation, and religion.

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

SNMA logoThe Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of minorities in medicine and in the community. It also seeks to aid in the successful completion of the medical curriculum by its members.  Further goals include disseminating information pertaining to minority student concerns in medical education, sponsoring programs to encourage the entrance of minorities into the health professions and raising levels of minority recruitment.

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)LMSA logo

The UC College of Medicine's Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) strives to unify all Latino medical students into one organization, provide a voice for underrepresented medical students, actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, educate medical students on Latino health issues, advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care and provide leadership opportunities for Latinos, and promote volunteerism in the Latino community.

Asian Pacific Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA logoThe Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian Pacific American communities through education, outreach, advocacy and service. Our purpose is to celebrate Asian culture and to foster awareness of health issues in the Asian-American community.

MedPrideMedical Student Pride alliance logo

MedPride is the School of Medicine's community-building organization for LGBTQ students, residents, fellows, faculty, and their allies.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

AMWA LogoThe American Medical Women's Association is an organization that works to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. The organization achieves this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.