Shaping future generations of physicians for over 20 years.

Founded as the National Network of Latin American Students (NNLAMS) in 1998, the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) exists to unite and empower current and future physicians through service, mentorship, and education to advocate for the
improved health of the Hispanic & Latina/o/x community in the United States.


Our Programming At A Glance


LMSA supports health professional trainees in carrying out community service projects and volunteer opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels. Some of our past and present projects are below:

  • COVID-19 Drive
  • Voter Registration
  • National Latino Health Day


LMSA fosters connections between physicians, medical trainees, and premedical students to promote career development across multiple stages of the medical education pipeline. Examples include our:

  • Ask Me Anything (AMA) series
  • Residency Hub
  • National Mentor Registry


LMSA exposes members to critical topics in healthcare and health disparities, particularly as they relate to the Latina/o/x community in the United States. This is primarily accomplished through the following:

  • Annual Health Policy Summit
  • LMSA National & regional conferences

Video Overview of LMSA

Our Regions

The Latino Medical Student Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify medical trainees, especially those who identify as Hispanic or Latina/o/x.

LMSA is proud to serve health professional trainees in the United States and its territories, as organized under five main regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West.