Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is a student organization that focuses on the needs of medical students. SNMA was established in 1964 when it was recognized that there was a need to promote medical education among minority students. The organization works to encourage an increase in enrollment and retention of minority students in medical schools and to advocate for improved, culturally sensitive health care services and education for underserved individuals.

Contact: Sharifa Avery,


Co-Presidents: Sharifa Avery and Nefertari Owens
Secretary: Dami Oluyede
Treasurer: Priya Chhikara
Historian: Joyce Elugbadebo
Parliamentarian: Daniil Shimonov
Co-Chairs for Community Service: Hansitta Uche and Ashlee Green
Binghamton Liaison: Lishan Jackson
Social Activities Chair: Rebecca Adler
MAPS Liaison: Lambert Lewis

Faculty Advisor: Nakeia Chambers, Director, Multicultural Affairs

Information regarding student organization meetings and activities may be found posted on the Upstate Campus Activities web calendar.