The National Hispanic Medical Association, from its beginning in 1994 in Washington, DC, developed linkages with key National, Regional and State Medical Societies and Hispanic Health Professional Associations in order to build its network of champions for Hispanic health. NHMA is a resource to the Federal government and other key healthcare organizations and academic partners.

In 1999, NHMA started the NHMA Leadership Fellowship and the NHMA Resident Leadership Program and in 2009 started the NHMA Council of Residents.  Many of these physicians (500) have remained active in the Association.

In 2013 NHMA started its own Region Steering Committees which now host quarterly networking meetings in 6 regions across the U.S. This year NHMA announces its new NHMA Medical School Liaison Program to start in January 2018.

The goal of the program is to appoint NHMA Premier Member Physicians to serve as a Liaison to a local medical school to meet with Latino and other medical students quarterly about the options for medical careers especially in the vicinity of the institution, to improve health of the Hispanic community.


NHMA will do the following:

- Recruit physicians to become a Medical School a Liaison 

- Introduce the Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Club at the Medical School

- Provide a training meeting for the Liaison group at the NHMA Annual Conference, Gaylord Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, March 22 -25, 2018

- Request an annual progress report of the program from the Liaison to NHMA, and we will provide a summary of lessons learned to the group

- Acknowledge the Liaison on the NHMA Website, at the NHMA Annual Conference, and with a Certificate of Appreciation


Liaison will do the following:

-Liaisons will be appointed by the first week of January

- Maintain his/her Premier Membership status with NHMA

- Participate at the NHMA Annual Conference meeting with other Medical School Liaisons

- Schedule at least 3  quarterly face to face meetings per year for up to 3 years with the LMSA Club at the medical school

- Discuss the importance of practicing medicine in the Hispanic community – in medical practice, clinics, hospitals; other activities other than clinical care in medicine and contracts for future positions – administration, hospital committees, research (clinical trials), medical faculty development (volunteer) or salaried or tenure track

- Submit an annual progress report to NHMA office by December 15th of each year


We hope physicians interested will send their CV and Contact information to Imani Cabassa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she can process your membership and interest in working medical students. The deadline to submit interest is December 15,2017



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