Medical students recognized at national meeting for work on MCW’s Mini-Med School Day
April 24, 2014 College News - Roseanne Raphael and Brianna Wynne, both second-year medical students, were recognized during the national Student National Medical Association conference in Washington, D.C., for their work on the MCW Mini Medical School. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the annual Medical Education Conference and was celebrated with the theme,"Fifty Years, One Mission: Diversifying the Face of Medicine." Raphael and Wynne received their recognition during the President’s Luncheon.
“I feel so very thankful and privileged that I was able to go,” Wynne said. “I enjoyed being able to network with other med students and residents/physicians, as well as meeting so many highly motivated undergrad students who are committed to pursuing careers in medicine and wanted advice.”
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA), in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Family Medicine Student Association (FMSA), and Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), hosted the Mini-Med School Day for high school students on Friday, March 28. Approximately 40 high school students from the Milwaukee Academy of Science and Riverside University High School were invited to MCW to experience an afternoon of activities organized by the medical students.
The event featured a variety of stations that gave the high school students an opportunity to experience hands-on activities such as listening to heart sounds and taking blood pressures, basic CPR, suturing, and learning how to set fractures. The students also had the opportunity to ask the medical students questions and learn about MCW’s summer programs that are available to high school and undergraduate students.
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry Medical College, the SNMA boasts over 40 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.
Roseanne Raphael, center, and Brianna Wynne, right, after being honored. Also pictured is Raina Wallace, Chairperson of the SNMA National Community Service Committee.