The Office of Health Careers Opportunity has an over 30-year history of being committed to students' success. We believe that being admitted to health professions school is only the first step; graduation is the goal. We offer the following services to assist students in reaching their goals, including:
Student National Dental Association (SNDA) originated from concerned dental students at Meharry Medical College in 1970. Since then, its numbers have grown tremendously. Of the 21,000 dental students in dental schools across America, the SNDA has grown to approximately 1,100 under-represented dental student members with African-American, Hispanic and Native backgrounds. Since 1970, SNDA has become an integral diverse student and dental health clinicians association, with the ultimate goal of improving the health manpower distribution among the under-represented/under-served population as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an organization founded in 1964 by students at Howard University School of Medicine and at Meharry Medical College. The students recognized the need for more and better care in the under-represented minority and indigent communities. SNMA has grown now to include 10 regions, which include over 135 chapters. SNMA provides support for minority medical students and aids students in extending services to surrounding communities.