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Duke Surgery Residents and Fellows Attend Student National Medical Association Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Dr. Kevin Southerland, Vascular Surgery Fellow, Dr. Karenia Landa, General Surgery Resident, and Dr. Shanna Sprinkle, General Surgery Resident

Photo: Dr. Kevin Southerland, Vascular Surgery Fellow, Dr. Karenia Landa, General Surgery Resident, and Dr. Shanna Sprinkle, General Surgery Resident

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Each year, the national conference brings together its members for workshops related to professional development, community empowerment, and research.

Dr. Allan Kirk, Chair of Surgery, generously sponsored representatives from Duke Surgery to attend this year’s conference titled “Embracing Our Diversity: Filling the Gaps and Building the Future,” an event attended by over 1,300 medical students, premedical students, and physicians from across the country that took place March 28–April 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

The Duke Surgery residents and fellows who attended helped staff the table secured by the Duke School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion and highlighted their experiences as Duke surgical learners to prospective applicants.