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Formerly known as ULAMS, the Latino Medical Student Association at UNTHSC is committed to improving the health of Hispanic/Latino communities.

We believe this goal can be achieved by

  • Promoting the recruitment, retention and support of Latinos in the medical field,
  • Inspiring students to become culturally competent physicians
  • Providing support and guidance to Latino and Hispanic medical students as well as health professions students interested in the Latino and Hispanic Community
  • Encouraging Hispanic/Latino students at all grade levels to pursue careers in medicine and health care 
  • Organizing outreach and community service activities in our community

Does this sound like something you would like to do? Would you like to add some Sabor to your medical education? Then JOIN LMSA!  You can also visit our website to know more about our events, etc.

Want to join already? Fill out this form to pay dues and select your t-shirt size:

Portal Information


Our Mission: The Latino Medical Student Association unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community.

Our vision is: Unifying Medical Students to promote Latino health.

Objectives include:

• To unify all Latino medical Students into one organization
• To provide a voice for underrepresented medical students
• To actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students of all levels
• To educate medical students on Latino health issues
• To advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care
• To provide leadership opportunities for Latinos
• To promote volunteerism in the Latino community



Group Email

If your group has a UNTHSC listserv, please list the address. Otherwise, please list N/A.

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.


Frequency of Elections

Yearly, Semesterly, Officers Appointed, etc.


Timeframe for Elections

What Month/Time of Year do Elections Occur?

Spring (for most officers), Fall for First Year Representatives

Number of Active Members


President Name

Omar Ibarra Aleman

Vice President's Name

Samantha Pinedo

Treasurer's Name

Enrique Alvarez-Ventura

Secretary's Name

Jorge Gonzalez

Additional Contact Name

Please provide the name of any additional officers (e.g., Co-President, TPTA Rep, Honor Code Representative Alternate).

Jessica Colunga

Advisor Name

Linda Cunningham

Advisor School Title

Faculty Professor