National Latino Physician Day


Did you know that, despite making up 19% of the population of the United States of America, Latinos only make up 6% of physicians? Some states, such as California and Texas, have an even greater percentage of their population being Latinos. By 2050, it is projected that 1 in 3 Americans will be Latino.

6% is not enough

National Latino Physician Day is October 1st! LMSA is proud to partner with National Latino Physician Day (NLPD). To show your support and make the mission of LMSA, MiMentor, and NLPD a reality, order a T-Shirt by August 31st. Contribute to increasing Latino representation among medical professionals, the betterment of the health of our Latino communities, and increased awareness of the shortage of Latino physicians

Ways to Support

T-Shirts are sold out, but you can still support by…

Spreading the news : Reach out to your institutions to voice the importance. Share articles promoting the mission of NLPD. Encourage your institution to endorse NLPD, host diversity speaking events, release publications and news presses covering NLPD, and create pipeline programming to uplift Latino K-12 students interested in medicine.

Exploring the NLPD Ambassador Tookit for resources as

  • Templates for institutions
  • Fact sheets and data points
  • Information on national meetings and events

Posting to Social Media on October 1st using the Hashtags

  • #nationallatinophysicianday
  • #nationallatinaphysicianday
  • #nationallatinxphysicianday
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