Roslyn A Douglas, MA, Founder of Central Health-Grenada
Some Members of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of St George’s University (SGU) were spotted conducting a community outreach effort at St George’s Anglican Senior School on Friday, 30 September 2016.
On the back of the SGU-SNMA black t-shirts was the slogan, “Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The campus student lead organisation overall goal is to ensure that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of Grenada’s diverse population. Additionally, they seek to increase the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of colour entering and completing medical school at SGU. While visiting St George’s Anglican Senior School, SNMA of SGU provided presentations and demonstrations to the primary school students on biology.
SNMA is the United States’ oldest and largest independent, student-run organisation focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of colour. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University College of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, the membership includes over 5,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. It was birthed from the National Medical Association (NMA), which has been in existence since tense racial times of 1895, and continues to welcome all physicians of African descent.