PRIDE (formerly known as the Gay Straight Alliance) is a multidisciplinary organization of current and future clinicians at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Our mission statement is to bring equitable healthcare to medically under-served gender and sexual minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) persons. PRIDE does so through community outreach, health education, and research as we believe in fair healthcare for all people, including LGBTQ persons.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improves women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community. Unifying Medical Students to promote Latino health. Part of our objectives include: to unify all Latino medical students into one organization; to provide a voice for underrepresented medical students; to actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels; to educate medical students on Latino health issues; to advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care; to provide leadership opportunities for Latinos; to promote volunteerism in the Latino community.
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. SNMA chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation, and some colleges, implement our programs and activities locally. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.