Peer Organizations

In working for the benefit of our members, patients, communities, and other stakeholders, LMSA works alongside external organizations that share similar missions and objectives. We proudly support their efforts and join forces to make healthcare more equitable for all. Please see below for descriptions and links for some of our closest peer organizations.

National Hispanic Medical AssociationAmerican Medical Association
​Established in 1994, in Washington, DC, NHMA is a nonprofit association representing the interest of over 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the U.S. NHMA’s mission is to empower Hispanic physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve the health of Hispanic populations with Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and its public and private sector partners.Founded in 1847, the American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest and only national association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders. Throughout history, the AMA has always followed its mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. In particular, LMSA has worked closely with the AMA’s Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and Medical Student Section (MSS) for over ten years.
American Academy of Family Physicians FMIGAssociation of American Medical Colleges
The mission of the AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network is to develop the family medicine workforce and advance the specialty of family medicine by strengthening current and aspiring medical students through the FMIG Network across the country, therefore empowering U.S. medical students to be prepared for and choose to pursue a career in family medicine.The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.
Student National Medical AssociationMedical Student Pride Alliance
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.​The Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) was founded in April 2018 by five medical students at Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Louisville, and the University of Vermont. As a new organization, current efforts focus on gathering data, establishing networks, recruiting leadership, and developing organizational sustainability.
Asian Pacific American Medical Student AssociationAssociation of Native American Medical Students
The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.The Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) is a student organization representing Native American graduates, health professionals and students throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their goals include providing support and resources for all Native Americans currently enrolled in various allied health professions schools.
American Medical Student AssociationStudent Osteopathic Medical Association
Seventy years strong, with roughly 30,000 active members all across the globe, AMSA is a student-led, national association that exists to cultivate, inspire and inform medical students. Its vision is a world where health care is accessible, medicine is affordable and systems support the diversity we see around us. AMSA works to develop the next generation of physicians, leaders and change agents in pursuit of this vision.As the nation’s largest network of osteopathic medical students, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) exists to educate and prepare osteopathic leaders and advocates, adapt to the evolving needs of our members and organization, advance collaborative relationships that promote osteopathic medicine in the greater healthcare community, and utilize our direct affiliation with the American Osteopathic Association to advance the interests and viewpoints of osteopathic medical students.