For our prospective students, we are happy that you are considering an education at the Brody School of Medicine. Please consider looking at our Components of a Strong Medical School Application presentation (PDF). If you would like to set up an appointment with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, please use the form under Contact Us.
For our learners (our students and resident physicians), we strongly commit to fulfilling the mission of Brody and creating inclusive spaces for learning and developing. We have several groups that work in conjunction with our office and the fulfillment of this mission. To learn more about them, visit below.
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, the SNMA boasts 50 years of service to underserved communities and medical students. Organized in 1979, the ECU Chapter of SNMA emphasizes leadership development, social awareness, service to humanity, and excellence as physicians.
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander(AANHPI) communities.
The Latino Medical Student Association unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship, and education to support the health of the Latino community. Our chapter at the Brody School of Medicine has set out to advocate for the rights of Latinos in healthcare, promote the recruitment and retention of Latino/a medical students, and engage the Latino community in learning about ways to achieve and maintain optimal health.
Medical Spanish Interest Group
The Medical Spanish Interest Group provides a space for Brody students (as well as faculty and staff) to practice and refine Spanish language skills. The goal of our organization is to encourage providers to confidently speak Spanish in clinical settings and assist community partners in health promotion and education for Spanish-speaking patients.
The purpose of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Organization is to create a safe and open environment that promotes diversity and inclusiveness. We shall strive to educate future physicians and medical professionals on LGBTQIA issues and encourage awareness. We shall achieve our goals through workshops, speakers, regular meetings, and social gatherings.
The ECU Chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association promotes the cause of women in medicine and provides a forum for discussion of issues of special interest to professional women. The chapter offers members opportunities to exchange ideas and concerns with women in medicine from the ECU and the Greenville community as well as nationally.
In 1980, a group of medical students, physicians and nurses organized the Christian Medical Association to explore the application of the principles of Christianity to medicine and medical education, to provide fellowship in the health care field and to serve as an evangelistic tool within the medical center and community.
The I Am First student organization serves to help mitigate any gaps in knowledge, resources, and support for first-generation medical students at the Brody School of Medicine. Often, families of first-generation medical students lack experience and insight when it comes to important decisions or difficulties, such as student finances, managing a higher education workload, family life balance, and post-medical school career exploration. This organization works by pairing students to physician mentors with the hopes of stimulating a mentor-mentee relationship that will be fostered throughout the mentee’s time at BSOM.