Community Service

Hello, LMSA familia!

“Mucha gente pequeña, en lugares pequeños, haciendo cosas pequeñas, puede cambiar el mundo.” Eduardo Galeano.

Please share your community service events with us! Submit a form (button below) for each different service activity (one-time service or longitudinal service) that your chapter does throughout the school year. Service can include: (a) community work including free clinics or one-time service events or can include (b) institutional service like leading education initiatives.

Through its programming, LMSA aims to encourage and empower medical trainees to provide meaningful and beneficial service to the Hispanic and Latina/o/x communities in the United States. Below, you will find initiatives, resources, and how-to guides to help you and your LMSA chapter plan your next community service event.

​Please report events to your Regional Service Chair! Doing so will grant your chapter points toward a prize for ‘Service Chapter of the Year’ at the next LMSA National Conference. Additionally, please let us know how we can support your efforts by reaching out to

Below you are some LMSA service toolkits to help you and your LMSA chapter get started on some community service initiatives.

Cards of Care

The Cards of Care Initiative involves creating and distributing cards of appreciation and affirmation to those living in elderly care facilities.

Fundraiser / Raffle

Hosting a fundraiser or raffle can help you raise money to fill needs in your community such as clothing for the homeless, food for the hungry and books for kids.

Voter Registration Drive

Help ensure our community is registered to vote and our voices are heard! LMSA has partnered with VotER and VotoLatino Foundation for our voter registration initiative.

Be the Match Drive

Help those who are in need of bone marrow by hosting a Be the Match drive and helping to build the registry! You could be the one to save a life.

Book Drive

Help collect age and content appropriate books for a local organization that support literacy! This can help children and families gain access to books and enhance reading skills.

Mini First Look at Medicine

Introduce students from elementary to high school to basic clinical/biology knowledge and foster interest in medicine as a career!

Winter Collection Drive

Collect items for local homeless shelteres or underserved health clinics. Things include clothing, blankets, hygiene items, food etc.

Computer Donation Drive

Help students in under-resourced communities gain access to donated devices. This can help address the “homework gap!”

LMSA Advocacy

Get involved in advocacy and policy! Reach out to your local representatives and use your voice to advocate for your community.