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Medical Student Groups

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

We are an organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander American (APIA) medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of APIA communities through education, outreach, advocacy, and service, and to providing support, mentorship, and community for APIA students at the Yale School of Medicine. 


Amber King
Rachel Choi


OutPatient is the student group that brings together the LGBTQIA+ community and allies at the Yale Health Professional schools. At YSM, OutPatient has dedicated its efforts to LGBTQIA+ community building, healthcare issues, visibility, and education. Our events and programs seek to engage the LGBTQIA+ community from discussions about being an LGBTQIA+-identifying health care practitioner to engaging students in training opportunities about the specific concerns related to LGBTQIA+ patients. We work to organize speaker series, support conference attendance, contribute to LGBTQIA+ curricular material, and facilitate networking and social events. We also collaborate with LGBTQIA+ organizations in New Haven and with YSM faculty interested in LGBTQIA+ issues. 


Nensi Ruzger
Violetta Contreras Rameriz

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) - Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Motivated by the growing need for underrepresented physicians of color and inspired by the missions of the national SNMA and LMSA organizations, we are a group of students committed to combating inequities in our profession and in our community.

Within the Yale medical community, we build mentorship connections across various stages of professional development -- from the undergraduate to the faculty levels -- by collaborating with the Yale Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS), the Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO), and the Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE).

In our community, we participate in service activities including science enrichment and career exposure programs for inner-city students of color, pipeline programs for underprivileged students interested in health professions, neighborhood walking tours, and an annual community health fair. Beyond this, our members have demonstrated interest in additional community engagement and stand in leadership positions at Yale's student-run free clinic, the YSM Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, and in various global health initiatives.


Linette Bosques-Nieves
Joana Andoh

Women in Medicine at Yale (WIM)

Women in Medicine at Yale (WIM) is a student interest group devoted to fostering the mentorship, education, empowerment, and advancement of women in medicine. We promote and organize events for people of all genders about topics relating to women's careers in medicine and women's health. 


Rachel Choi
Chaarushi Ahuja

Yale First Generation/Low Income (YFLI)

The Mission of the Yale First generation/Low Income is to build a more welcoming community, to advocate for mentorship, to help first generation American/college students and low-income students navigate medical school and the medical profession, and to promote a more diverse recruitment of future medical students. 


Sophia Gamez
Seong In Hong