Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Student National Medical Association host the Regional Medical Education Conference (RMEC)

University of Arizona Tucson College of Medicine
Health Science Innovation Building
1670 E. Drachman Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Theme: #WhatADoctorLooksLike
Sat, November 16, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST
For more information, please contact our planning team at

The Mighty Region 1 is excited to present our 2019 Regional Medical Education Conference (RMEC) hosted by The University of Arizona – Tuscon College of Medicine! RMEC is a region’s annual, student-led conference initiative that seeks to equip SNMA members, community members and pre-health students with the knowledge and skills to succeed and thrive in their academic and professional pursuits. Themed “#WhatADoctorLooksLike”, the Region 1 RMEC will examine how the societal mold of what doctors are ‘supposed’ to look like was created and explore ways in which underrepresented minority students can break this mold. Attendees are encouraged to engage in target dialogues and discussions, clinical skills workshops and an exhibitor fair for pre-medical and medical students alike.

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM Workshop Block 1
10:00 AM Workshop Block 2
11:00 AM –1:30 PM Exhibitor Fair, Clinical Skills Workshops (OB Ultrasound and Vaginal Delivery, Suturing, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet

1:45 PM Workshop Block 3
2:45 PM Workshop Block 4
4:00 PM Closing remarks, guided debrief & reflection, scholarship/raffle giveaway
5:30 PM Banquet

Sunday, December 8, 2019

UCSF’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Chapter

Medical Student for a Day Conference
513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Physicians Mixer
513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
4:30 pm -5:30 pm

UCSF’s SNMA chapter will be hosting our Medical Student for a Day Conference for low-income and UIM high school, post-bac and college students. We look forward to having around 300 pre-med students in attendance!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

National Medical Fellowships Champions of Health Awards – Bay Area Luncheon

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Scott’s Seafood Jack London Square
#2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Please join National Medical Fellowships
As We Proudly Honor

NMF Leadership in Healthcare Award
Sarah Krevans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sutter Health

NMF Distinguished Alumni Award
Ernest A. Bates, MD
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
American Shared Hospital Services, Inc.

NMF Leadership in Diversity Award
Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President & Chief Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Kaiser Permanente

NMF Corporate Citizen Award
Lloyd H. Dean
President and Chief Executive Officer
CommonSpirit Health

NMF Excellence in Academic Medicine Award
Talmadge E. King Jr., MD
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor – Medical Affairs
University of California San Francisco

NMF Corporate Leadership Award
Arturo Molina, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer
Sutro Biopharma

Bay Area Council

Stalfana Bello, MPH
Barry Breaux, Jr., MD, MBA
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH
Sherilynn E. Cooke, MD
Atif Collins, MD*
Patrick Dawkins, MD
Kwame Denianke, MD
Wayne Easter, MD*
Carl Gray, MD
Akiba Green, DO*
Gina Gregory-Burns, MD*
Stacey Hunt, MD
Thurman Hunt, MD*
Glenda Newell-Harris, MD*
Melanie F. Parker, MD*
Yvette Radford
Timothy J. Scott, MD, MPH
Derrick Taylor, MD
Nailah Thompson, DO, MPH
Calvin Wheeler, MD*
Carla V. Wicks, MD
Sidney H. Wilberforce, MD

*NMF Alumni

National Medical Fellowships is the only national organization solely dedicated to providing scholarships and suppler to medical and health professions students across all minority groups underrepresented in healthcare.

For additional information, please contact Valerie Zapanta at 562.457.7956 OR

Saturday, March 21, 2020 and Saturday, March 28, 2020

Physicians Medical Forum – 11th Annual Doctors On Board Pipeline Program

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Samuel Merritt University – Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Street, Oakland, CA
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Claremont-Fairmount Hotel & Spa
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA

Note: Parents/Guardians of Future Doctors Workshops will be held on both days.

Workshop, mentoring, Mock Primary Care Clinic & Mock Knot typing/Suturing Clinic, and Parents of Future Doctors Workshops. The Doctors On Board Pipeline Program includes workshops on admission, financial aid, writing personal statements, interviewing skills and MCAT/SAT Prep.

There will be a fabulous inter-active networking & mentoring session with physicians, residents, medical students, faculty and educators from throughout Northern California. On the second Saturday, students will participate in interactive “Mock Primary Care Clinic” with real patients and a “Mock Knot Tying/Surgical Clinic”. The Doctors On Board Pipeline Program is for underrepresented minorities in medicine (UiM) who want to be medical doctors and are high school students, college/university/pre-meds, post-baccalaureate & community college students. IMPORTANT: Certificates of completion will be given to students who complete both days on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

On both days, there will be a “Parents/Guardians of Future Doctors Workshop” which will provide invaluable information and assist families with information about the journey their students will take to become a physician. There will be a panel discussion that will include material and other information and time allotted for questions and answers with the workshop’s panel.

Saturday Evening, April 4, 2020

Benefit Fundraiser for the Physicians Medical Forum

Claremont-Fairmount Hotel & Spa
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA

Highlights include: Celebrity guests Hosts, Medical Family Feud and Special Presentations

Please visit:

Wednesday, April 8 – Sunday, April 12, 2020

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference – (AMEC)

Theme: The 20/20 Vision: Dynamic Leaders for a Health Revolution. AMEC 2020
Cleveland, Ohio
Huntington Convention Center
300 Lakeside Avenue, East
Cleveland, Ohio  44113

About the SNMA
The Student National Medical Association is a national, student-led non-profit organization 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.

For more information, visit OR