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Student National Medical Association

Purpose of Student National Medical Association

To create an atmosphere wherein professional excellence and moral principles can find full expression. To promote the dissemination of information relative to minority issues in the field of medical education. To promote sponsorship of programs for underrepresented youth, to thereby encourage their entrance into health professional programs. To take the necessary steps to encourage and aid underrepresented health professional students throughout their training at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.


View our bylaws here.

2020-2021 Officers


Uchenna Okakpu -

Vice President

Laura Hernandez -


Perla Jimenez -  


Matthew Trotta -

Constitution Chair

Olivia Lohman -

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Kerri Woodberry
Dr. Wallis Marsh

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