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Student National Medical Association

Identifier: RG-17-1-14

Scope and Contents

"Founded in 1964 at Meharry Medical College and Howard University College of Medicine, the Student National Medical Association is the oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. SNMA has grown to over 5000 members throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Our mission is to address community health issues impacting underserved Americans and to increase minority representation in health professional fields. Through our signature MAPS, HPREP, and YSEP programs, SNMA members work with students from elementary school through college to introduce them to science and serve as mentors. In this way, SNMA strengths the educational pipeline that leads from elementary school to medical school."

Description from the SNMA website: (2022 January)


  • Creation: 1825-present

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to student organization records and student publications.


From the Collection: 71 Linear Feet (11 Records boxes, 76 document boxes, and (approximately) 22 linear feet of bound material.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Repository

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
P.O. Box 800722
Charlottesville Virginia 22908-0722 United States