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NHMA’s 20th Annual Conference Save the Date: April 21-24, 2016

October 27, 2015

 This year’s theme is “Advancing Hispanic Health – The Next 20 years: NHMA leading the way”. The annual conference connects you with educational opportunities to optimize clinical decisions and network with a community of innovative problem-solvers in health care and policy. Additionally, CME credits will be provided for several workshops and plenary sessions. To register, view the conference agenda, or submit the Call for Abstracts please visit:

Spirit of EAGLES scholarships for AAIP Annual Meeting- 7/22-27/2014

July 8, 2014

NHMA CA Leadership Fellowship Program- Physicians- Deadline 2/14/2014

January 29, 2014

I would like to announce that the NHMA California Leadership Fellowship Program deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014! Applicants should be NHMA physicians in California who have at least five years of professional experience after the completion of residency/fellowship training. Applicants should be interested in public health careers at the state government level.


The application and additional information can be found online at Please forward this information to your CA colleagues and don’t hesitate to contact Veronica Ramirez at with any questions.



Elena Rios, MD, MSPH

President & CEO

Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship for New Americans- Deadline 11/8/2013

August 28, 2013


The Application for the Class of 2014 Competition Is Now Live and Can Be Accessed Here .

– To be eligible, you must be:

– A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born
abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
– Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
– A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
– Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate
degree program for which you request support.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is *November 8, 2013.*

Association of American Indian Physicians Health Conference- 7/29/2013 to 8/4/2013

April 15, 2013


AAIP 42nd Annual Meeting Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 42nd AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference!

Conference Information

“Promoting Wellness in Native American Communities Through Exercise, Disease Prevention and Traditional Healing”

Where:  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California

When:  July 29 – August 4, 2013

Conference Objectives:

The 42nd AAIP Annual Meeting activities will provide:

1. A forum for various healthcare professionals to present and discuss their work regarding exercise promotion and disease prevention in Native communities through presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

2. A national meeting for student recruitment into health professions.

Interesting Article: Job Prospects Are Dimming for Radiology Trainees

March 28, 2013

You will learn to hate your pager.

February 28, 2013


The pager has gone the way of the dodo.  The only exception to this is the field of Medicine. The pager still rains supreme and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one as I entered my clinical years and again as I entered residency.

A pager embodied all the things doctoring meant to me as a naïve medical student.  I wanted a nonstop beeping, always interrupting, hip hugging pager. At that time, I thought you couldn’t be a proper, get down and dirty, saving lives for fun kind of doctor unless you had one. I couldn’t wait for all that alphanumerical joy it would bring me.

Yup, this love affair ended quickly.

I didn’t get a true sense of my pager as a clinical medical student.  At that time, I just wanted to help and be apart of the team.  Deep down I would sit and stare at my pager and think, “Please page me so I know what’s going on… Please!” I usually felt like I was impeding the residents flow and speed.  It became very apparent when things got hectic.  Teaching would take a back seat and you’d just have to tag along while work was done.  As a medical student, life is sort of like playing double-dutch.  You just wait your turn and hopefully you don’t whacked in the head.  Teaching comes, but sometimes through tag along osmosis.

Oh, then came residency.  From day one, my pager wouldn’t stop assaulting me with its beep.  I initially loved that sound it made until the pages kept coming in. Most of the pages I received were of trivial importance such as the bowel movements of my patients or a nurse letting me know that an electrolyte was only minimally below normal.  But sometimes, your patient was getting sick and you needed to respond quickly.  You couldn’t tell if it was really important or not.   Your pager was very unhelpful, it didn’t sound any different based on importance.  It only got worse and culminated during my general surgery rotation. I had a Pavlovian response to that monotone beep, Beep, BEEP.  My heart would race, my blood would boil, and my eye would twitch.

I would fantasize about how I would end my pagers life.  Should I hammer it, impale it, or just saw it in half.. so many options.  Then beep, beep, beep… back to work I went.

Now, my joy is turning off the pager after a good days work.  Ahh pager, you and I had a great love affair but I’m so glad it came to an end.  I still fantasize about how I’ll end my pagers life… is that wrong?

Beware, one day you WILL hate your pager.

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National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, DC- 4/25-28/2013

February 28, 2013

17th Annual Conference
“€œStrategies to Develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research to Improve the Health of Hispanics”€

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
April 25-28, 2013

Join the NHMA network of health providers and government and private sector partners and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.

National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation.

National Health Service Core- Loan repayment program for Physicians- Deadline 4/16/2013

February 28, 2013

The 2013 NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is now open. The program offers *primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers* the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.


29th Annual LMSA West Regional Conference at UC San Diego School of Medicine- March 29-30th 2013

February 7, 2013


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