The National Leadership Institute (NLI) is held three times per year in conjunction with the Board of Directors Meetings. SNMA and MAPS members from all parts of the country gather for a weekend of educational workshops on leadership training, organizational advancement and project development. During each session, educational tracks are crafted specifically for board members, regional and chapter members at large, and for pre-medical students.
Hosted by Duke University School of Medicine
NLI Keynote Speakers
Brenda Armstrong, MD. Armstrong is currently a Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of Admissions at Duke’s School of Medicine. Her current research interests focus on gender- and race-based disparity in medical education. She is known for recruiting the most diverse classes in Duke Medical School history. She was a member of one of the first classes at Duke to include African-American students and the only African-American woman in her medical school class at St. Louis University for three of her four years there. Armstrong is distinguished as the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.
Eugene Washington, MD, MPH, MSc (confirmation pending). Dr. Washington is President and CEO of Duke University Health System. Washington has been a national leader in assessing medical technologies, translating research into health policy and shaping health care practice. He helped spearhead efforts to change clinical practice and policy guidelines for prenatal genetics, cervical cancer screening and prevention, and reproduction-related infections. He also has been a national thought leader in calling for academic health systems to reconfigure broadly and to assume the lead in creating new models for research, education, clinical care and community engagement. In November, he received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his “major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.” His work also has been recognized with the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service and election to the IOM and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
SNMA members will need to pay $2 and non-members will need to pay $25 for the weekend, which includes some meals. (Members, please sign in to obtain the member rate.) If you will require local lodging, make your hotel reservations now. The hotel’s cut-off date is August 28th. Make reservations, as follows:
Guest Hotel: Millennium Hotel
2800 Campus Walk Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
Room Rate: $119.00 single/double
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Telephone, Room Reservations: (800) 633-5379
Telephone, Hotel Direct: (919) 383-8575
The hotel’s cut-off date for making reservations is
Friday, August 28, 2015
Click here for tentative schedule. Final schedule and logistical information will be sent to all registered participants in September.
To register or get more information on abstract submission, click here.
2015-2016 NLI Dates
- June 19-21, 2015 (past)
Hosted by Christiana Care (Wilmington, DE) and Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
- September 11-13, 2015 (current)
Hosted by Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC)
Be an NLI Host Chapter
The Student National Medical Association offers the opportunity for your institution to host a National Leadership Institute/Board of Directors Meeting. Held three times a year (June, September, and January), these weekend programs (Friday-Sunday) include opportunities for your campus faculty and affiliated leaders to present topics to our members as well as a chance for you to showcase your institution to this unique student demographic. Medical and pre-medical students from around the country will gather at your institution to engage in leadership development activities.
BENEFITS OF BEING A HOST CHAPTER
• Recruitment by your admissions office for pre-medical student attendees
• Residency program exposure to medical student attendees
• Showcase your institution's expertise in leadership training
• Excellent motivation for your SNMA or MAPS chapter to continue making a difference on your campus and surrounding community