Welcome to the Latino Medical Student Association!

We are a medical student-driven non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare for Latino communities and mentoring future physicians in the Midwest and the rest of the US.


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The chapters that form LMSA Midwest

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URGENT: Update Your Membership Profile Today!

LMSA has moved to a new member management platform, Join It! As a result,you will need to set up your new membership profile ASAP.
Please follow these steps to do so:

  1. Visit the Join It login page.
  2. Click the "Forgot Password?" link.
  3. Type in the email address associated with your membership.
  4. Use the password reset link sent to your email to set a password and access your profile.
  5. Once logged in, click on the Edit Membership Info button.
  6. Complete the form fields and hit Update Member Information.

This process will need to be completed before registering for this year's LMSA conferences. Please email  if you encounter any issues with this process. Thank you!

MS4 Visiting Clerkship Opportunities

Rising MS4s, make sure to check out the Resources and Opportunities Page for information about several visiting clerkships offered at schools across the nation. Clerkships are available in a variety of specialties and many are sponsored by the respective schools' diversity offices. Apply soon before spots fill up!

Want Your Chapter to Be Featured?

We want to display your LMSA chapter's activities and events to both recognize the amazing events going on in the Midwest Region, and to share these ideas with other chapters. Activities will be featured here on the LMSA MW website homepage, as well as on our Activities Page. Share what your chapter has been up to by sending photos with captions and/or event descriptions to webmaster.midwest@lmsa.net. We can't wait to see all our chapters' amazing work.


LMSA Midwest Announcements!

Penn Visiting Clerkship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

Penn Visiting Clerkship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine is now receiving applications! This is our 10th year in existence and we are looking forward to welcoming 4th year medical students for month-long sub internship or elective rotations in number of specialties.  The application can be found on the UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physicians website (http://www.allianceofminorityphysicians.org/penn-urm-visiting-clerkship-program.html), or can be distribute directly through this link: Penn Visiting Clerkship


This year we are offering rotations in the following specialties:

  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Urology


Students will be paired with a faculty mentor, have a 1-on-1 meeting with the Residency Program Director, and receive up to $1500 in stipend funding to cover their housing and travel.  Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with our house staff. The application deadline is Friday, May 8th (early for EM students: April 17th).