Student Organizations & Resources : Hispanic American Medical Student Organization (HAMSA)

HAMSA Mission Statement

The primary goals of HAMSA are to encourage increased awareness of health issues affecting Latino communities, offer workshops in medical Spanish to improve communication with Hispanic patients, advocate for increased participation of underrepresented minorities in the medical profession, and provide resources for networking and mentorship opportunities with Hispanic physicians. This organization is by no means exclusive to Hispanic medical students – anyone can join! Students are also able to attend LMSA conferences that concern primarily the Hispanic/Latino population and network with physicians around the country.

Faculty Advisor: Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, ocarrasquillo@med.miami.edu