The American University of Integrative Sciences, School of Medicine took part in the 2017 Annual Medical Education Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 13th, 14th and 15th. The conference entitled “Lighting the Way: Creating Health Equity through Education, Advocacy and Service,” focused on community engagement and clinical excellence. This event was sponsored by the Student National Medical Association, a sub-division of the National Medical Association.

Students were able to attend plenary sessions, interacting with representatives for residency opportunities from schools and hospitals, both medical and osteopathic.  In addition, students, residents, fellows and attending physicians exchanged information and were provided the opportunity to network and share resources.

SNMA was founded on the premise of mutual support for medical students of color and advocating for the transformation of medical teaching to include cultural sensitivity training. For more details about SNMA, visit their website at http://www.snma.org.