Latino Medical Student Association
UNC’s chapter of LMSA’s primary goal is to gather students of all backgrounds at the under-graduate and graduate levels alongside physicians, to work together on improving the health of the Latino community. We would love to hear from you and talk with you about how you can get involved. Check out our webpage on Student Life.
UNC LMSA proudly supports access to medical school and all forms of higher education, regardless of documentation status.
To improve the well-being of the Latino community locally, throughout the state of North Carolina, and globally through continuous efforts abroad.
- Construct a community between undergraduate students, medical students and physicians interested in Latino health.
- Further the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in medicine
- Educate the general body of medical students on Latino health issues
- Advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care
- Grant leadership and volunteering opportunities
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.
|Vice President||Candace Barrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Community Service Co-Chairs||Princess Onuorah|
|HPREP Coordinators||Imani Sweatt|
|MSTEP Coordinators||Aaron Morris|
|YSEP Coordinators||Ayo Matory|
|MAPS Liaisons||Joseph Locklear|
|Fundraising Chair||Jessica Evans|
|Social Co-Chairs||Brittany Cureton|
|Recruitment Liaisons||Tierra Bynum|
|Minority Men in Medicine (MMM) Coordinators||Nathan Shenkute|
Theodore Moore II
|Minority Women in Medicine (MWM) Coordinators||Victoria Person|
|Minority Round Table Co-Chairs||Imani Sweatt|
|U360 Co-Leaders||Ruthly Francois|
Events and SocialsNational Hispanic Heritage Month
Remember that phase you had in high school? LMSA joined the Latino Business and Law Student Associations at UNC to bring it back! Amid black eye-liner, backwards baseball caps and peace signs, LMSA was able to connect with the various latino students on campus, listen to our favorite high school songs, and reminisce about the good ol’ days.
UNC LMSA Statement on Undocumented Immigration and DACA
September 8, 2017
In light of the Trump Administration’s recent announcement regarding the impending termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the UNC School of Medicine Chapter of the Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) would like to re-emphasize its strong support of undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients, express solidarity with our immigrant family members, and offer resources to empower your communities with information.
As members of the healthcare community, we recognize the importance of stable legal status on health, well-being, and access to opportunities. Undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients are an essential part of our community and are integral to the multicultural identity of the United States. By ending the DACA program, this administration has placed the future and wellbeing of 800,000 young immigrants in jeopardy. We do not support the notion that immigrants should be protected solely because of their utility to the American and global economies, but rather because of the shared humanity that connects us as family, friends, neighbors, and peers.
Listed below are resources for DACA recipients and supporters, compiled by UNC LMSA and the LMSA-West Policy Team, and information on what you can do to stand in solidarity with those who benefit from DACA. We strongly encourage taking a few moments to take action on this important issue.
- Call your elected officials: Ask them to defend DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Find your Representative and Senator.
- Text ‘resist’ to 50409, AKA Resistbot, to quickly deliver a message to congress with your phone.
- Visit http://weareheretostay.org/ to find a rally near you and more resources.
- Sign the National Immigration Law Center petition.
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Red Card detailing immigrant rights and how to assert them.
- Learn about how the DACA decision affects health and the healthcare community:
Immigration Status Has Health Implications for Young Latinos, Study Show
How DACA Affects the Health of America’s Children
How Trump’s Move to End DACA May Worsen the Doctor Shortage
- If you are interested in becoming more involved with LMSA Policy, visit http://lmsa.net/policy/ or email email@example.com.
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