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UCSD SNMA Chapter Honored at Chicago Meeting

Shonte McKenzie, Juliet Okoroh, Angela Asemota, John McNeil

Members of the UCSD chapter of SNMA (Student National Medical Association) attended the Annual Medical Education Conference in Chicago this spring where they accepted the award as 2010 SNMA Chapter of the Year. This meeting is the largest gathering of minority medical students in the country and is designed to nurture future leaders, facilitate networking, provide continuing education, and enhance career development.

Angela Asemota, MS III, President of the SNMA UCSD chapter was the prime mover for the UCSD chapter meeting and worked tirelessly to put on the event that lead to UCSD's SNMA award.

Angela had this to say about her experience in Chicago: "It was amazing to meet so many medical students working toward the same goal and to address the many questions pre-medical students had about UCSD School of Medicine."

Juliet Okoroh, MS II, added, "The SNMA was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to network with members from different regions. I was genuinely inspired by the . . . guest speakers as well as stories from residents."

Both students expressed the desire to use this experience to find ways to increase minority student enrollment at UCSD and on campuses across the country.

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