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Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association Records, 2013-2020 (AR.0170)

Abstract

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is an organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latinx medical students. The LMSA holds volunteer events for the community, high school students, and Duke undergraduates. The Duke Med Chapter of the LMSA student group has been continuously active since 2009 with faculty advisor, Dr. Leonor Corsino. The records include files documenting activities, meetings, volunteering, and other materials created by the Duke Med Chapter of the LSMA. Materials date from 2013 to 2020.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0170
Title
Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association Records
Date
2013-2020
Creator
Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association
Extent
10.9 MB
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Includes files documenting the Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) student group, an organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latinx medical students. The records include files documenting activities, meetings, volunteering, and other materials created by the Duke Med Chapter of the LSMA. Materials date from 2013 to 2020.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Digital Files, 2013-2020.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Digital Files, 2013-2020

Series Scope and Contents: Include files documenting the Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) student group, an organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latinx medical students. The records include files documenting activities, meetings, volunteering, and other materials created by the Duke Med Chapter of the LSMA. Materials date from 2013 to 2020.

Arrangement Note: Accession A2020.072: contains digital files pertaining to the Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association student group documenting their group and events with flyers for events, meeting materials, and other records documenting the student group.

Conditions Governing Access: Materials are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives Reading Room.

Processing Information: Material in this collection was processed using AXAEM's Electronic Records Processing module, which incorporates Bagger as a way to package electronic files with technical metadata. Captured digital content was ingested into AXAEM, where ClamAV Anti-Virus software detected and cleaned any computer viruses. The cleaned files were saved on the Duke University Medical Center Archives' secure server with a regular backup schedule. Includes 13 files totaling 10.9 MB that are available for research: Accession A2020.072 (13 files totaling 10.9 MB).

Accession A2020.072, 2013-2020

Subseries Scope and Contents: Includes files documenting events, meetings, and other activities of the Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) student group. Contains LSMA Duke Chapter's sponsored DukeMed Virtual 5K, a dinner gala hosted by LSMA Duke Chapter and DUSOM, LSMA Duke Chapter's "Meet and Greet" for undergraduate pre-med students, flyers for LSMA's 6th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, LSMA Duke Chapter's compiled Latinx food and recipes, LSMA Duke Chapter's December 2013 meeting presentation, LSMA Duke Chapter's recruitment letter for Root Causes written by the executive board, and course information for the DUSOM elective Advanced Clinically-Centered Education in Spanish (ACCES). Files types include PDS and DOCX. Digital files date from 2013 to 2020.

Conditions Governing Access: Materials are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives Reading Room.

Digital Files: Accession A2020.072, 2013-2020
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Historical Note

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is an organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latinx medical students. The LMSA holds volunteer events for the community, high school students, and Duke undergraduates. While the proportion of Latino physicians has doubled since 1980, there remains an average ratio of 3,000 Latino patients to one Latino physician compared to the ratio of 335 non-Latino patients to one non-Latino physician. LMSA is dedicated to evolving with the ever-changing landscape of the US population and healthcare delivery, with a priority to serving and representing underserved communities. The LMSA's mission is: "To unify all medical students of ALL backgrounds who show interest in the advancement of Latinos in the US, To provide a voice for under-represented medical students, To actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, To educate medical students on Latino health issues, To advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care, To provide leadership opportunities for Latinos, To promote volunteerism in the Latino community." The Duke Med Chapter of the LMSA student group has been continuously active since 2009 with faculty advisor, Dr. Leonor Corsino. The group existed at Duke prior to Corsino as an advisor, but there were not enough students at the time to sustain the student group. Duke Med Chapter of the LMSA activities include creating Spanish interviewing and physical exam sessions where Duke Med students can practice their Spanish speaking skills in a medical setting, volunteering as part of health education efforts at community health fairs and local clinics, Tutoring Latino school students, mentoring pre-med students, fostering mentorship between Latino medical students and residents, hosting Café y Conversación sessions where students can practice conversational Spanish among peers, inviting sponsored speakers on topics such as diabetes in the Latino community and migrant worker health, and attending LMSA National Conference each April. Duke Med Chapter of the LMSA strives to create opportunities for Duke Med Students, but they are also dedicated to creating lasting bonds with local organizations such as El Centro Hispano and to serve the local Durham Latino community. In doing so, Duke Med Chapter of the LMSA hopes their efforts will not only impact their community but also lead to future physicians to be more mindful of the needs of underserved communities.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Med Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2020.072 (gift by Kaitlyn Rodriguez, December 2020)

Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: December 2020