Chapter History

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) was created to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latino(a) medical students, as well as students who are interested in Latino healthcare. The network of latino/a medical students is made of 5 regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, West, and Southeast region. The UNC LMSA chapter was founded in 2013 with the goal of gathering students of all backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels alongside physicians, to work together on improving the health of the Latino community in North Carolina and beyond. This includes supporting students in direct efforts such as community service initiatives and indirect efforts such as drafting policy resolutions to present at national meetings. LMSA encourages student-led efforts that positively impact our community and that develops and refines our personal aptitudes and skills