Saturday, September 26, 2009


We were so pleased that the Student National Medical Association decided to hold its Board of Directors meeting and National Leadership Institute at BIDMC this weekend. SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 8,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians.

The students were pretty busy, with seminars like:

Knowing vs. understanding: How do you learn, with Dr. Rich Schwartzstein;

Thoughts on selecting a residency program, with Dr. Carrie Tibbles; and

How scientists think, with Dr. Steve Freedman.

There were also demonstrations and practice in our skills and simulation center. See below. The fellow shown here learned how it feels to have splint put on!

And, also there was a poster presentation showing some recent research projects. I was joined by Beverly Edgehill, CEO of The Partnership, Inc., in addressing the students during their dinner session tonight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for having us...I enjoyed myself immensely, and was incredibly impressed with BIDMC and its clear commitment to increasing diversity in medicine.
2009-2010 SNMA Chairperson