Featured Announcements & Events

Urgent Call to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

The National Hispanic Medical Association, alongside numerous co-signatories of this critical appeal, wishes to articulate our profound apprehensions concerning the ongoing COVID-19 situation within the United States. The need for a broader spectrum of treatment alternatives has compelled us to voice our concerns. While we acknowledge the pivotal role that COVID-19 vaccines have played in preserving lives, we assert that an exclusive reliance on vaccination strategies falls short of adequately safeguarding the entire American populace against the
persistent threat of COVID-19.

It is incumbent upon us to underscore the disproportionate toll that COVID-19 has exacted on the Hispanic community and other immunocompromised segments of society. In response to this pressing crisis, we fervently implore the implementation of additional antiviral treatment options and the fortification of supplementary safety measures. Our unwavering objective is to shield vulnerable populations and to guarantee that all Americans have unfettered access to efficacious COVID-19 prevention and treatment modalities.

Read full statement here

The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine is a virtual event that will unite representatives from across the US government, with tribal, state, local, and territorial leaders and representatives from public health, healthcare systems, national and community-based non-governmental organizations, education, private industry, unions, and faith-based organizations. All have a role in supporting COVID-19 vaccination. The Forum aims to promote the most effective strategies to build trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, use data to optimize vaccine implementation, and provide participants with practical information for increasing vaccine access in communities nationwide, especially for persons at increased risk of COVID-19 disease and those who may face barriers to vaccination.
  • Build trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines
  • Use data to drive vaccine implementation
  • Provide practical information for optimizing and maximizing equitable vaccine access
  • Practitioners and champions are encouraged to attend the Plenary and Town Hall sessions outlined in the agenda.


Focus on Diabetes Association: February 2021 – Low Vision Awareness Month

American Diabetes Organization’s Focus on Diabetes initiative is all about decreasing the incidence and severity of diabetes-related eye disease This website provides an overview of Focus on Diabetes and available resources, which include downloadable resources for patients, podcast and webinars for health care professionals and patients, latest diabetes and diabetic eye disease guides and more…

"Examining physicians and other healthcare providers’ attitudes toward the COVID-19 vaccines" study

NHMA is conducting in partnership with the University of Houston College of Medicine.

This research is being conducted in collaboration with other minority professional organizations, including the National Medical Association and the National Pharmaceutical Association. Our participation will give voice to our local communities and their needs.

We have added a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards (a total of $150 in gift cards) for those who take the survey.  If participants want to be entered into the drawing, they can leave their email address at a question near the end of the survey.

If you have already completed the survey, thank you for your participation.

If you have not yet completed the survey, we appreciate your willingness to complete this survey by February 12th, 2021.

Follow this link to the survey: https://redcap.times.uh.edu/surveys/?s=9RKY48FAXL

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards for Faculty Development

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program provides scholars with:

  • development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
  • ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
  • a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health;
  • growth in communications skills to advance the impact of scholars’ research and scholarship in the field.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.  Application Deadline: March 17, 2021.  See rwjf.org

George Mason University looking for volunteers for a vaccine clinic at the Fairfax Campus

George Mason is serving as a satellite clinic for COVID vaccines to help Fairfax County Health Department administer vaccines for folks who have already registered to receive a vaccine. They’re particularly looking for volunteers (MDs, EMS, LPNs, RNs, NPs, PAs) to serve as vaccinators. The vaccination clinic is Friday and Saturday from 6:30am-5:30pm - Shift 1: 8am-12pm, 12-1 break and Shift 2: 1pm-4:45pm. Looking for MD, EMS, LPN, RN, NP, PA. Also, it helps if bilingual.



New Spanish Resources Available: Based on popular demand, NFID recently released Spanish language infographics on recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults as part of the Keep Up The Rates campaign. Download and share widely with stakeholders.



The NHMA Council of Residents and Fellows is looking to have motivated individuals join its ranks as Hospital Representatives.  The Hospital Representative role is geared toward motivated individuals in NHMA all across the country.  The role is meant to serve as a means for hospitals to engage dedicated residents in NHMA's activities.  The duties of the Hospital Representative are as follows:

Encourage membership among fellow residents by educating others about the benefits associated with membership and the importance of becoming active and involved in the organization

  • 2 year term recommended but not required
  • May collaborate with the GME/Head of Diversity at respective institution in ensuring recruitment opportunities for medical students (i.e. establishing budgetary expenses for attendance at undergraduate medical conferences)
  • May collaborate with members at hospital to propose resolutions/policy initiatives alongside NHMA Policy Chairs for presentations at NHMA policy hearings
  • Work alongside regional director to effectively propose resident-specific programming at NHMA conferences (applying to fellowship, getting ready to be an attending after residency/fellowship)
  • Maintain communication with affiliated university LMSA chapter president/executive board and coordinate activities (lectures, presentations, social events)
  • Help to ensure successful NHMA and LMSA local events and regional conferences 
  • Assist with selection of a new NHMA Hospital Representative at the end of the year if you are graduating or choosing not to continue as hospital representative the following year   
  • Coordinate with Regional Directors & Membership Chair at membership meetings every 2-3 months to propose suggestions/raise concerns 
  • Encourage residents to attend regional events and may help Regional Coordinators with planning of events. 

Should you be interested in the position of Hospital Representative, please complete the following Google Form

Medical Society of the State of New York are encouraging volunteers to provide COVID-19 immunizations: Physicians, Residents, Medical Students and Retired Physicians. The first step in this process is by signing up for ServNY.

Established after 9/11, ServNY is a volunteer management system, administered by the NY State Department of Health's Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP), that is a Web-based registry of individuals who make themselves available to assist on behalf of New York State during an emergency. Registering is important, as credentials are verified upon registration and periodically thereafter. 

When volunteers are needed, ServNY will automatically notify potential volunteers via phone or e-mail with the information necessary for a volunteer to determine if they are ready and available for the assignment. Physicians would most likely be contacted by their local Department of Health, the regional hospital hub or by the county's Medical Reserve Corp. Activation through this system ensure that there are liability protections for physicians and other health care providers. 

NYS Department of Health has two numbers for assistance:

1-866-529-1890, option 1 to assist with the Heath Commerce System

ServNY at 1-518-408-5163 


G.E.R.M. Program is Now Accepting Applications for Medical Student Research Grants

The IDSA Foundation and HIVMA’s G.E.R.M (Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship) Program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cycle. The program provides grants to medical students to support a mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases and HIV related topics under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. Applicants must be medical students (first, second or third year) from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the United States. Application information is available from the IDSA Foundation websiteAwardees receive a $4,000 stipend to complete their project. The deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2021. To learn tips for writing a successful research project proposal, please view the recording of the GERM Program Proposal Writing Workshop held on  Dec. 15, 2020.  Please email HIVMA staff with questions.

Minority Health Institute and UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy invite you to attend a virtual town hall with some of the nations' premier COVID-19 experts and historically Black institution and organization leaders to address facts, fears and myths pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination as we fight to protect and save Black lives. Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 9am-12:30pm (PT) | 11am-2:30pm (CT) | 12pm-3:30pm (ET)

APTR-AHRQ Preventive Medicine Residency Rotations Now Open - Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) announces the availability of continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine residents and Primary Care residents with a demonstrated interest in public health, prevention, or health policy, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). All applications must be submitted online through the APTR website. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Submission Requirements:

  • CV or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from Residency Program Director
  • Scientific writing sample


  • November - Application Cycle Opens
  • January - Application Deadline
  • April - Resident Notifications
  • May - Resident Commitments Due

Request for Applications
Interested candidates should review the Request for Applications document carefully to prepare materials required for the application submission.

Online Application Form

HIV Clinical Fellowship Awards - Apply by Jan. 19, 2021

HIVMA and the IDSA Foundation are accepting applications for the 2021 HIV Clinical Fellowship Program. For the first time, the program is supporting one year of HIV clinical training for full or half-time effort awards to allow greater flexibility for physicians to train in community-based settings. The award supports a stipend of $33,000 for half-time training or $65,000 for full-time, plus funding to cover fringe benefits. Up to an additional $10,000 is available to support educational opportunities or to offset training site administrative costs. Physicians whose communities are underrepresented in medicine or who interested in working in the Southeastern United States are strongly encouraged to apply. Program and application requirements are on thHIVMA website, including recommended competencies for fellowship training. The deadline to apply is Jan. 19, 2021. Contact HIVMA to learn more. 

NHMA-AAOA Opioid Toolkit
The National Hispanic Medical Association recently partnered with Allied Against Opioid Abuse to release a new suite of resources to help educate the Hispanic community about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids. The toolkit was developed by an advisory committee of NHMA members and features three downloadable and printable resources available in both Spanish and English. Along with the toolkit resources, we released an informational Spanish-language video providing key insights on safe prescription opioid use from NHMA physicians. Our partnership with AAOA aims to increase awareness among Hispanics about prescription opioid safety, safe storage and disposal and alternative pain management options by providing resources for healthcare providers to easily share with their patients. We encourage you to share the resources and video with your patients and colleagues.