journal of the Student National Medical Association

The Journal of the Student National Medical Association is the flagship publication of the SNMA. As the voice of the SNMA, it serves as an educational and outreach tool to upcoming doctors and researchers. Journal topics include medical education, research, health advocacy, career opportunities, cultural competency and community outreach. As a print publication, JSNMA reached over 8,000 student health professionals, physicians, deans and executives. JSNMA.org includes interactive tools to engage readers in discussion of hot topics and educates about trends in medical education and health care delivery. JSNMA reaches a wide and diverse audience by utilizing its robust social networks. JSNMA maintains a quarterly publication calendar with interim content updates providing real-time access to news and information via laptops and smart phones.

Current Issue
Members can view the most recent JSNMA Here.

(Non-members, purchase options coming soon.)

Upcoming JSNMA Spring Issue
“Filling the Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians”
Deadline: Mar. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM, EST
Visit JSNMA.org and join SNMA's social networks for submission reminders/tips, interactive tools, and active discussions on hot topics trending in medical education and health care delivery.

Topics to consider
• Health Equity
• Social Determinants of Health
• Healthcare Access
• GME funding
• Foreign Healthcare Models

Have you...
• read a captivating book discussing health policy?
• developed ideas for altering the course of healthcare reform?
• contemplated the most concerning aspect regarding the fate of healthcare?
• experienced a clinical encounter where you were limited by the confines of the healthcare system?

Submission Guidelines
All submissions from SNMA members are welcome with a preference for those related to the designated theme. If interested in submitting an advertisement or entry as a guest contributor, then please contact the Editor-in-Chief at JSNMA@SNMA.ORG for details.

JSNMA features a variety of entries including but not limited to:
• artwork
• case reports
• poetry
• book reviews
• photography
• interviews
• commentary
• research articles

A brief biography and photo of yourself may be included, each as a separate attachment, but are not required if you wish to remain anonymous. The inclusion of quotes or photos related to your submission are also welcome, but proof of authorization is required from the respective person(s)/organization. For the latter, proof is only required if another individual is in the photo or if you did not take the photo yourself. All entries must be submitted to JSNMA@SNMA.ORG with the subject line "JSNMA XXXX (Fall, Winter, or Spring) Submission" for consideration. Be sure to have your submission proofread!

Artwork/photography submissions must be under 50MB and in .jpg or .png. Entries are not to exceed 2500 words and must be in .doc or .docx. Format the body into two columns (poems are an exception*), single spaced, justified margins, and Arial size 11 font. Use Arial size 26 bolded font for the title and center it followed by "By [NAME], [TITLE] - [SCHOOL]" on the next line in Arial size 16 font. Please do not include contractions or endnotes in your submission. If applicable, include a section at the end entitled "References:" followed by a numbered list in Arial size 8 font. Please use numerical superscripts to cite the corresponding reference within the text.


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2017 Archives to come.

2016 Archives to come.

Additional Archives to come.