Support the Future Latinx Physicians of LUMA

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in 2020, 6.28% of applicants to U.S. medical schools were of Hispanic or Latino identity and 6.58% of matriculants were Hispanic or Latino. Furthermore, the AAMC reported that only 5.8% of active physicians identified as Hispanic. Given that over 18.5% of people in the U.S. are of Hispanic or Latino origin, there is a distinct disparity between the amount of Hispanic or Latino physicians in the U.S. compared to the general population, meaning that Latinos are severely underrepresented within medicine. LUMA is seeking to change this at the university level by providing Latinx students with the opportunity to explore careers in medicine and a community to support premed students throughout their undergraduate journeys towards medicine. As a new student organization, we are raising money to support these endeavors, especially as we establish ourselves as a staple organization within our community. Despite being online, we’ve been able to host many events, such as an OB-GYN Panel and a Virtual Summer Research and Internship Fair, as well as providing safe, hands-on experiences like our suturing event! We have been able to fund kits and expenditures for these events through member funding and small department grants. However, there is little university funding currently available to help cover the expenses necessary for consistent programming. We are thus requesting donations to provide truly impactful and high-quality events for these aspiring physicians. Once the university allows for in-person programming, we hope to provide even more opportunities for our members to gain exposure to the vast field of medicine, and your donation will help our efforts tremendously.

Fundraising team (3)

Erin Ospina
Organizer
Ann Arbor, MI
Lorena Miss Ozuna
Team member
Raised $250 from 1 donation
Emmanuel Servin
Team member

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