CEDI Medical Student Affinity Groups

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA):

APAMSA is a national organization that aims to address the unique health challenges of APA communities through education, outreach, advocacy, and service. UW APAMSA’s goals are to educate health sciences students on health issues affecting the APA community in Seattle and in the WWAMI region so we may provide culturally-effective care for APA patients; provide opportunities for students to connect with the APA community through service, partnership, and outreach; and promote mentorship and networking among students and APA physicians.

Email: uwsom.apamsa@gmail.com

Website: https://uwapamsa.weebly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uwapamsa

National: Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA):

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA):

LMSA is a network of students, alumni and health professionals whose mission is to promote the development of Latino students through educational, volunteer, professional & networking opportunities to foster diversity, higher education, and the improvement of the Latino community. Email: lmsa_members@uw.edu

National: Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA):

Medicine Wheel Society (MWS):

MWS is a social network among American Indian/Alaska Native medical students, other health profession students, alumni, faculty and friends. Its primary purpose is to provide means by which AI/AN health professionals associated with the UW can interact to provide a support network for AI/AN medical school students. Email: medicine_wheel_society@uw.edu


  The mission of the Queer Medical Student Association (QMed) is to provide education & information to the medical community and all who are interested in healthcare issues concerning the Queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, etc.) population. We will strive to ensure a welcoming, respectful and safe academic environment for Queer students at the UW Medical School. We are also committed to supporting a diverse community on campus and will provide resources and support for Queer students. We are a group of students that are both queer and straight allies that believe in the importance of equality in healthcare for all people. Email: qmedicine@uw.edu

Student National Medical Association (SNMA):

The SNMA commits to the empowerment of its members to take proactive steps to address minority health issues through advocacy and community service. As such, SNMA works to promote the professional development of its members, so that they may have the potential for being the underrepresented minority (URM) health leaders of tomorrow. Email: snma_uw@uw.edu

National: Student National Medical Association (SNMA):


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