The Latino Medical Student Association-Northeast (LMSA-NE), formerly known as the National Boricua Latino Health Organization (NBLHO), is a Latino student group representing health profession students from the northeast region of the United States. As NBLHO, this group was formed in 1970 at Harvard Medical School in response to the need for Latino medical students to organize against health discrimination both inside and outside of our educational institutions. We are excited by our organization’s continued growth since our beginnings as a small student group at Harvard Medical School.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together an average of over 300 Latino high school students, premedical students, medical students, graduating physicians, residents and practicing physicians interested in serving the healthcare needs of their community. The conference will include a series of workshops on the healthcare needs of the Latino community, student leadership training, and healthcare policy as well as several networking events.
The 43rd Annual Latino Medical Student Association Northeast Regional Conference will be held at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday, February 20th from 8am - 5pm.
The Geisel School of Medicine—the fourth oldest medical school in the nation—has produced many firsts and advancements in education, research and medical practice, including:
• The first clinical X-ray in America
• The first multispecialty intensive care unit
• The first comprehensive examination of variations in health care costs in US medical practice (The Dartmouth Atlas)
• Discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks
• The groundbreaking national model, Supported Employment, which improves outcomes for those with serious mental illness
• The first Center for Health Care Delivery Science launched in 2010, as well as a new Master's in Health Care Delivery Science degree
• The first use of the stethoscope in medical education--introduced by the Geisel School poet-physician faculty member, Oliver Wendell Holmes
Leaders in education, research & health delivery
• 18 faculty elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
• 10 faculty elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine).
• Two faculty who are members of the renowned National Academy of Sciences.
• Geisel School of Medicine research funding accounts for 75% of Dartmouth College's total research activity.
• Recognized excellence in research, including leadership in genetics, bioinformatics, population health, cancer, cystic fibrosis, neuroscience, psychiatry, and health care delivery science research, among others.
• Home of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and its Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which has revealed national disparities in health care spending.
• Creating national models for programs that greatly improve health for those living with mental illness.
• Transforming work in global health, including leading development of a TB vaccine in Tanzania, and creating a new system for educating physicians in Rwanda as one of seven medical schools in the world chosen by USAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Other health equity partnerships include Peru, Kosovo, Haiti, China, American Indian communities and U.S. rural and urban health settings.
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