Student National Medical Association - 2011-2012 Program Focus

2011-2012 Program Focus

In Spring 2011, National President Michael G. Knight introduced the 2010-2011 programmatic strategy that is focused on envisioning the SNMA's organizational future, engaging the SNMA membership, and empowering underserved communities.

President Knight launched two Presidential Initiatives for the 2011-2012 administrative year.

  • The “The MED Project”, is designed to develop an SNMA membership base that is engaged, invested in the SNMA, and provided with tools to enhance their personal and professional development. The first component of this initiative involves the Membership Engagement and Development (MED) Forums, which are focused meetings designed to provide enrichment for participants in their areas of interest. The second component is “Project Success", which is focused on enhancing the academic support provided by the SNMA for its membership.
  • The second initiative, “The Signature Collection,” is designed to further define the SNMA’s signature programs, and to optimize their effectiveness and prominence. The first component is the Pipeline Initiative, which is focused on the continued development of our Pipeline Mentoring Institute, and involves a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, whose programs successfully reach a large group of youth nationwide. The second is the Community Empowerment Initiative. It involves the SNMA Greater Than AIDS campaign, which builds upon our well-established Sexual Health Awareness Protocol and its specific focus on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. Through this campaign, we will join multiple organizations and thousands of people through a partnership with the Greater Than AIDS campaign: a movement responding to the AIDS crisis in the United States, and the severe and disproportionate epidemic in the minority community. The final component is the Physician Project. This initiative is focused on advancing the SNMA mission of increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians in the entire medical student community.

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