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UNC SNMA logoThe Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the health needs and concerns of minority communities. Established in 1964 by the medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, SNMA boasts nearly 50 years of committed service to communities. It continues still to advocate for improved, culturally sensitive health care services and education for neglected or underserved populations. SNMA represents thousands of medical and pre-medical students. although consisting primarily of African Americans, SNMA’s array of members reflects the organization’s appeal to students and professionals everywhere. Some of our members are Native Americans, Africans, West Indians, Hispanics, Asians, Middle Easterners and Caucasians, all of whom bring a global perspective to education and health care issues that the organization addresses.

The goals of the organization include:

  • to raise the levels of minority student recruitment, admissions, and retention in schools training health care professionals
  • to sponsor programs for minority youth to encourage their entrance into the health professions
  • to eradicate prejudicial practices in the medical education and health care delivery
  • to provide national leadership in the promulgation of legislative policies for the provision of better health care, and
  • to eliminate health disparities among minority communities by disseminating information about general health maintenance and disease prevention.

SNMA membership is open to all who wish to make a difference regarding the medical education and health concerns of people of color. Members at every level receive free copies of the quarterly SNMA Newsletter and SNMA Journal, discounts on SNMA conference travel including car rentals, SNMA merchandise, and eligibility for several scholarships, grants, and loan repayment opportunities in association with Kaplan Test Preparation, National Institute of Health, and National Health Service Corps. Best of all, SNMA affords its members unparalleled leadership, management, and networking opportunities.

Choose to make a difference now, so that there is a clear, positive difference in the delivery of health care in the future. Join the SNMA. Additional information is available at the website,, or contact the National Office to receive more information:

SNMA National Office
5113 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20011

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National SNMA Membership: Register Member Type Fee

Chapter Membership: via Venmo ($20 to @UNC-SNMA) or contact our treasurer

If you have been a financial member of SNMA for 4 years and need to renew your NATIONAL membership.  Please fill out this form and mail in your $30 payment directly to SNMA National Headquarters 5113 Georgia Avenue, NW * Washington, DC 20011. If you have any problems using the online payment system, please contact our SNMA Webmaster.

SNMA Programs

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2019/20 SNMA Officers

PositionOfficer(s)Contact Information
Co-PresidentsSophia McFarlane

Dillon Strepay
Vice PresidentCandace
Community Service Co-ChairsPrincess Onuorah

Courtney Roberts
HPREP CoordinatorsImani Sweatt

Joseph Locklear
MSTEP CoordinatorsAaron Morris

Ariel Harris
YSEP CoordinatorsAyo Matory

Ruthly Francois
MAPS LiaisonsJoseph Locklear

Richard Beckett-Ansa
Fundraising ChairJessica Evans

Taylor Henderson
Social Co-ChairsBrittany Cureton

Dylane Davis
Recruitment LiaisonsTierra Bynum

Princess Onuorah
Minority Men in Medicine (MMM) CoordinatorsNathan Shenkute

Theodore Moore II
Minority Women in Medicine (MWM) CoordinatorsVictoria Person

Dylane Davis
Minority Round Table Co-ChairsImani Sweatt

Ariel Harris
U360 Co-LeadersRuthly Francois

Christina Williams
Advisors and Resources
Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Medical Student Education
Campus Box #7593
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 843-1114

SNMA Region IV Officers

Regional Director–Brittanie Hazzard Bigby –

Associate Regional Director to the North– Dominique Williams

Associate Regional Director to the South– Evelyn Kassim –

Regional Secretary– Priscilla

Regional Treasurer–Alana C.

Regional Community Service Liaison–Fatimat

Regional Political Advocacy Liaison–Syara

Regional MAPS Liaison–Aldwin Soumare

Regional Parliamentarian–Carolei Bryan –

SNMA National Resources

SNMA National President
Osose Oboh
Journal of the Student National Medical Association
5113 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20011
T: 202.882.2881
F: 202882.2886

SNMA National Office

Student National Medical Association National Headquarters
5113 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Phone: (202) 882-2881
Fax: (202) 882-2886

The Zollicoffer SNMA Silent Auction Fundraiser
The Zollicoffer Lectureship was established in 1981 by members of the UNC chapter of the Student National Medical Association with the support of the Dean of the School of Medicine. It was named in honor of Lawrence Zollicoffer, M.D. (1930-1976), the fourth African American graduate of the UNC School of Medicine and founder of the Garwyn Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore community recognized Dr. Zollicoffer as a supporter and activist in the struggle for civil and human rights. Throughout his life, he exemplified qualities which students admire and hope to emulate as future physicians. The Zollicoffer Silent Auction Fundraiser was set up as a way for the SNMA to give back to the community. Each year local businesses, alumni, and friends donate goods and services to be sold at auction. All proceeds from the auction goes to support a non-profit or community program. Your contributions have already made an indelible mark on the lives of those we contact through our many programs and activities.

You can make a donation via Venmo to @UNC_SNMA or by check. Please make all check payable to UNC/SNMA. If you would like to donate goods or services please contact us via email at