The Latino Medical Student Association
at the University of California, Irvine
is proud to host the
6th Annual LMSA National Conference:
"Uniting our Voices for Justice in Healthcare"
The purpose of the conference is to bring together Latino high school students, premedical students, medical students, graduating physicians, residents and practicing physicians interested in the healthcare of their community. The conference will include a series of workshops on the healthcare needs of the Latino community, student leadership training and healthcare policy. We are expecting 900-1100 people to attend our conference, 600 of which should be premedical students. Through the conference we wish to cultivate dialogue and share experiences working with underserved communities to learn from one another and develop collaborations that will help us work toward quality health care for all our communities. To address these problems, we must begin by recruiting and graduating more Latino physicians and healthcare providers, establishing more community-based clinics, and using these resources to allow the millions of Latinos in our state and country to live healthier, more productive lives. Conference attendees will be participating in a variety of informative sessions and workshops. Individuals who are experts in their particular fields will facilitate sessions and workshops. The facilitators will provide relevant information and stimulate conference participants to discuss and develop views and plans representative of various medical, educational, and political organizations.
Goals of the Latino Medical Student Association
- To promote the development of a communication network for Latino medical and premedical students.
- To promote Latino medical and pre-medical interests that will lead to the improvement of health care for underserved communities.
- To facilitate educational programs for the recruitment of Latino medical school applications.
- To support Latino medical student interests in areas such as retention, academic success, career opportunities, and health care policies.
- To support the efforts of all other organizations committed to the improvement of health care delivery for Latinos.
Day ONE - Friday, April 1st
High School Component
(UCI-SOM Medical Education Building)
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome Statement (LMSA & CCM)
9:00 - 10:00 Key Note Speaker (TBA)
10:00 - 12:30 Group A - Clinical Skills Workshops
Group B - College Prep Workshops
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and College Fair
1:30 - 4:00 Group A - College Prep Workshops
Group B - Clinical Skills Workshops
4:00 - 4:30 Closing and Evaluations
***High School Component limited to schools with prior invitation from LMSA at UCI***
Undergraduate/Medical Student Component
(UCI Student Center)
12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 1:00 Welcome
1:00 - 1:40 Keynote
1:50 - 2:35 Workshop 1
2:35 - 2:55 Research Poster Symposium
3:00 - 4:00 Exhibitor Fair
4:10 - 5:00 Workshop 2
4:30 - 6:30 National Meeting (UCI Student Center)
6:30 - 8:00 LMSA Networking Event (for Medical Students only, UCI University Club)
8:00 - 12:00 LMSA Regional Meeting (for Board Members only, UCI University Club)
***Medical Students Only***
This event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and will feature the opportunity to mingle with physicians, LMSA alumni and residents from throughout the country. You will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, meet other students and health professionals from around the country, build your network, and generate quality leads for your medical career.
Attire is business causal.
Tickets must be obtained prior to the event by clicking the link above (at no cost). Residency exhibitors are invited to come with prior reservation included in the exhibitor fees.
Day TWO - Saturday, April 2nd
Undergraduate/Medical Student Component
(UCI Student Center)
7:00 - 7:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast (Pacific Ballroom Hallway)
7:45 - 8:10 Opening Remarks
8:10 - 8:30 Welcome Address
8:30 - 9:10 Keynote Speaker
9:20 - 10:10 Morning Workshop - Session 1
10:20 - 11:10 Morning Workshop - Session 2
11:20 - 1:20 Lunch & Exhibitors
1:30 - 2:20 Afternoon Workshop - Session 3
2:30 - 3:20 Afternoon Workshop - Session 4
3:30 - 4:10 Closing Speaker
4:10 - 4:30 Raffle
Graduating Senior Gala
6:00 - 6:30 Registration & Cocktail Hour
6:30 - 7:30 Live Entertainment & Dinner Buffet
7:30 - 9:00 Welcome Address, Keynote Speakers, Awards, and Zarape Distribution
9:00 - 12:00 Dance
This conference offers numerous workshops over the span of two days. As a key component of the conference, our workshops are intended to teach attendees about the process of applying to medical school, how to be successful once in medical school, social justice issues, and hands-on procedures. Below is a list of our confirmed workshops thus far:
High School Clinical Skills Workshops
- Spinal Tap
- Women’s Health / Papaya Workshop
- Crash Deliveries
- DO Manipulation
- Venipuncture/IV Placement
- You’re Road to Medicine - Pitfalls to Avoid on Your Journey
- How to Ace Your Interview
- Study Skills
- Secrets to Networking
- Writing Your Personal Story
- PRIME Med Student Round Panel
- Border Angels
- Frida Kahlo: The Forgotten Medical Student
- Single Payer in the Era of Healthcare Reform
Medical Student Workshops
- HIV and the Underserved
- How to Finance a Private Practice
- What Do Residencies Look for in an Applicant?
- What Road to Take? Private Practice, Kaiser, FQHC, or University?
- Step 1 Panel
- Having a Balanced Life During Residency
- Rock the Match
Resident Professional Development Workshops
- Our Community: What Could I Do? - Building Trust and Alliances, and Using the Arts from Our Community to Heal It
- Building an Academic Medicine Career - How to Be Successful in Research, Teaching and Leadership Activities
- Changing Latino Demographics: Its Impact on Culturally Competent Care, Healthcare Reform and Opportunities for Physicians
- Research and Leadership Development Opportunities at the CDC and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Providing resources to students regarding medical schools and residency programs is an important component of our conference. With a resource fair spanning both days of the conference, our hope is to help students foster their networking skills and also gain important information that will be useful in their path through medicine. For information on how to register as an exhibitor, please click here.
For questions, please contact your representative below:
Medical School/Health Programs
Receiving a medical degree is an amazing accomplishment and the Graduation Gala is LMSA's opportunity to acknowledge its graduating medical students. Please click here for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.
Research Poster Symposium / Abstract Submission
The poster symposium will provide students the opportunity to display and present their research. Both undergraduates/post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to participate in the symposium that will be held on the afternoon of April 1st, 2011.
Click here to purchase specific tickets for research presenters (there are no additional fees to be a presenter). Please purchase tickets from the link above and not through this main conference registration website. Once you purchase your ticket to participate in the symposium, follow the directions to submit your abstract. Please be aware that abstracts must be submitted by March 20th, 2011 in order to participate.
Parking for the UCI Student Center is conveniently located across the street at the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS). The SCPS is located on the corner of W. Peltason Drive and Pereira Drive.
An all-day parking pass can be purchased for $8.
Official accommodation for the conference is at the Ayres Hotel & Suites located in Costa Mesa, CA. We have established a rate of $89/night for the span of the conference. Shuttles will be running to and from the UCI Student Center and hotel. In order to receive the discounted rate, you must use this link.
Ayers Hotel & Suites
Costa Mesa-Newport Beach
325 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(In order of proximity to UCI)
John Wayne Airport - Santa Ana, Orange County (SNA)
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Rates for groups larger than 20 students are available. Please contact Joanna Hernandez, ucicochair1(at)lmsa.net, to negotiate group rates.
Conference Registration and Graduation Gala fees will increase (by $5) beginning March 1st. You are encouraged to purchase tickets early!
The final day to submit abstracts for participation in the research poster symposium will be March 20th. Thereafter, you will not be able to participate.
On-line ticket sales for the Graduation Gala will end March 27th. You will still be able to purchase tickets at the event.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. SORRY, NO REFUNDS.***