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SNMA Inducts Osteopathic Medical Student as National President

SNMA President, Danielle Ward
The GA-PCOM Admissions and Institutional Advancement teams were in attendance to support Danielle Ward (third from left) as she assumed the position of SNMA National President. Photo courtesy of GA-PCOM.

Danielle Ward, OMS-III
at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM), became the first osteopathic medical student to assume the position of National President at the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Ward first became involved with the organization as a pre-medical student, and while at GA-PCOM she has served as chapter president and as the 2015-2016 national osteopathic schools committee co-chair.

Ward is excited about the opportunity to serve as National President, "I believe [serving] will give greater recognition to the osteopathic profession and allow me to be a voice for our non-traditional students, while promoting cultural competency and diversity in medicine."

The SNMA’s mission is to support current and future underrepresented minority medical students, address the needs of underserved communities, and increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. The organization is based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation.

Read more about Danielle Ward and her impact on the GA-PCOM campus.