Useful Websites

SNMA (Student National Medical Association):

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, the SNMA boasts over 40 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.


 AAMC (Association of Medical Colleges):

The AAMC is a nonprofit association that represents all 141 accredited US and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools. As stated on the website: “Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world’s most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. . On the website, you can find resources for students at all stages in medicine, including specific sections dedicated to aspiring doctors, actual applicants, medical students and even residents. Look for the “Careers In Medicine” link or click here:


AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants):

AAPA is the national professional society for PAs. The mission of AAPA is to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs, and to support their efforts to enable them to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care. The AAPA website has a wealth of information regarding the PA profession, advocacy, CME, research, and news.


AMA (American Medical Association -Student Section):

The Medical Student Section of the website has information on useful resources such as connecting with other students, helping to choose a specialty, and even finding financial aid.


AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service):

American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is a non-profit, centralized application processing service that is only available to applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools. Most medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method. Advanced standing and transfer applicants should contact the medical schools directly for assistance.


AMSA (American Medical Student Association):

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians.


ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service):

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) is a service that transmits the MyERAS application and supporting documentation from applicants and their Designated Dean’s Office to program directors. This is the universal application used by ALL medical schools in the US for applying to residency and most fellowship programs.


HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration):

The US Department of Health and Human Services provides loan repayment, scholarship and loan programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas. These programs are available to medical students, dental students, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, and nurse practioners and even dental hygienists.


 LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association):

The Latino Medical Student Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latino(a) medical students. For general inquiries please email us at:


NMA (National Medical Association):

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in the United States. Established in 1895, the NMA is the collective voice of more than 30,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent.