Committees & Councils

Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC)

The Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) shall function in an advisory and programmatic capacity to the Dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) and the Dean’s appointed officials. The MAC shall research, and advise on action items aimed at improving and maintaining a Diverse and Culturally Competent Medical School community at the Joan C. Edwards Marshall School of Medicine.


The MAC is comprised of Faculty, Residents, Staff, Students and community members who are charged to serve on one of three distinct subcommittees. Diversity and cultural competency intersect with all activities of the medical school community and each subcommittees is charged to address the intersection of Cultural Awareness, Recruitment and Retention and Curriculum Diversity.

Health Spectrum Alliance

​Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of under-served communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians

SNMA chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation, and some colleges, implement our programs and activities locally. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

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