Latino Medical Student Association--Northeast

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Executive Council

2015-2016 Co-Director Elect

Jeans M. Santana

Undergraduate School

Boston College (2010)

Medical School

I became involved with LMSA as a first year at SUNY Downstate in spring of 2013.  The club had been inactive for a few years, and I was looking to establish the “the home away from home” environment I was missing during my first few months of school.  Thus, I, alongside a few of my colleagues, revived LMSA @Downstate, set an agenda and goals for the year, and never looked back.  Now we have a “home” at Downstate.  We're constantly looking for ways to grow and empower those around us.

I attended the 2012 combined regional and national conference at Harvard Medical School and saw the IMPACT LMSA's mission was, and is, set to make.  It brought many together – high school, premedical and medical students, and even residents and physicians.  I was motivated to be the best doctor that I can be.

What do you expect to accomplish this year in your position?

As LMSA-NE's last parliamentarian and now co-chair elect, I expect to continue to keep us on task with our agenda - all the while raising the bar for years to come.  I am excited for the structural and constitutional changes forthcoming and look forward to leaving my mark in LMSA's league of leaders.

Career goals?

My vascular surgery rotation reassured my interest, and look forward to my research year as a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellow at Yale's Dardik Lab for Vascular Surgery.  My hope is to match directly into an integrated vascular program.  My ten year plan is to be in an academic center, where I can teach, perform my surgeries, and perform high level research that will help mold the future of the field.


Managing medical school is not an easy task but valuing what makes me who I am, makes it an enjoyable chapter in my life.  Spending time with my family and friends has been essential.  Most important of all, is the time I spend with my son, Jordan Levi which constantly reminds me there is much more to life.




This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it