Minority Physician Organizations

Many of these physician-focused organizations also offer student memberships and programs, workshops, scholarships, internships, and fellowships.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

The AMWA organization functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

AAIP’s membership is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native physicians who are at least 1/8 American Indian or Alaskan Native, and who are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. A major goal of AAIP is to motivate American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research, thereby increasing the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce.

National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP)

The mission of NCAPIP is to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) patients and communities, and by addressing the health inequities present in that population, contribute to more optimal health for all patients.

The organization’s Student Community Engagement Program is designed to increase AANHPI student and trainee awareness of and service to mitigate AANHPI community health issues by connecting them with physician leaders who can provide guidance and mentorship in this area.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners. It offers Hispanic third year medical students and residents membership options which open access to internships, networking opportunities, and mentoring programs.

National Medical Association

Established in 1895, the mission of NMA is to advance the art of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.

National Osteopathic Medical Association

The purpose of this organization is to provide leadership to and improve the representation of minorities at all levels within the osteopathic profession; and to heighten the awareness of the osteopathic profession in the minority community.


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