Latino Medical Student Association
At its core, the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) focuses on providing a supportive and educative environment for Latino medical students at Feinberg, educating the general Feinberg community about Latino health issues in Chicago, and providing advocacy, volunteering, and research opportunities. To that end, we’ve hosted and participated in a variety of events.
We run a Latinos in Academic Medicine program, where we host a variety of speakers. Additionally we want to give students the opportunity to practice their spanish in various settings. We frequently host Cafe con Leche, an inclusive event where medical students enjoy coffee with cookies while practicing their Spanish.
LMSA has been involved with the Latino Chicago community. We are partnering up with NMSA to run a mentorship program that connects a Northwestern Medical Student to an undergraduate Northwestern student interested in Medicine. Mentors are able to form connections with their mentee as they guide them through the application process.
Northwestern LMSA is also part of the national LMSA organization, and in past years we have been involved in both regional and national leadership and advocacy. We attend regional and national LMSA conferences and have the opportunity to interact with college students, medical students, residents and faculty from medical schools around the world. We also attend workshops on Latinx health issues, and learn from other chapters about how to create a strong Latinx community at Feinberg.
For more information contact:
Erick Masias (Co-President)
Rebe Arteaga (Treasurer)
Doris Farje (Community Engagement Chair)
Justin Cruz (Social Event Chair)
Devyn Coskey (Student/Resident and Faculty Liaison)