Student National Medical Association to Host Dream Big Conference January 13

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The Student National Medical Association at UTHSC will host its third annual Dream Big Conference on January 13. (Photo by Thurman Hobson/UTHSC)

More than 40 middle and high school students are expected to attend a conference Saturday, January 13, sponsored by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and designed to mentor them by sharpening their social, cultural, and professional skills. The third annual Dream Big conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center at 800 Madison Avenue.

The SNMA, the oldest and largest independent, student organization focusing on the concerns of black medical students in the United States, fosters growth and development in the community, especially in underserved areas. Saturday’s interactive sessions will offer fundamental and valuable skills to support positive growth and development for the participants. Topics discussed will include team building exercises, health and wellness activities, goals and professionalism, arts and crafts, and technology and social media etiquette.

The event is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information on the program or to find out how to participate, contact the Student National Medical Association at dreambigmemphis@gmail.com.