Welcome to USA!
Welcome to the Underrepresented Student Alliance (USA) homepage at the Albany Medical College (AMC)! USA is an innovative coalition comprised of student organizations that represent identities and individuals that have been historically underrepresented or excluded in the field of medicine. USA is guided by its three founding principles of identity, intersectionality, and allyship. We welcome your involvement and our community is open to everyone! To learn more about USA, click here.
LMSA Recognizes Latinx Heritage Month
Our USA Spotlight this month is on Latinx Heritage Month and the Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) at Albany Medical College!
The Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) at AMC is happy to announce a month (September 15th – October 15th) full of exciting and insightful events in honor of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM). With LHM comes the opportunity to reflect on our roots and embrace all that makes our cultures beautiful. Moreover, it provides a time for us to really focus on the needs of Latinx communities and what future and current medical professionals, whether as members of these communities themselves or as allies, can do to address them. It remains as vital as ever that we remain grounded in where we come from and recognize that our history and our people are an asset in medicine and beyond. We look forward to engaging in discussions with our fellow USA members, as well as with the greater AMC community, over the next month as we both celebrate our people and continue the much larger fight for equity.
USA STATEMENT ON Police Brutality and Racism in America
Click here to read the full statement
Fellow Students of Albany Medical College,
Today, the Albany Medical College Underrepresented Student Alliance (USA), in solidarity with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA), Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP), First Generation Students in Medicine (1GMED), Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA), Muslim Student Association (MSA), and American Medical Womens Association (AMWA), come together to express our deepest grief. After months of enduring the impact of COVID-19 — which amounted to disproportionate mortality rates in the Black and Latinx communities, as well as blatant acts of discrimination towards the Asian-American community — it feels both somber and exhausting to write this letter regarding the perpetual devaluement of Black lives in America...
USA Holds End of Year Celebration
March 10, 2020
The Underrepresented Student Alliance held its end of year and graduate celebration on Tuesday, March 10, 2020...
USA Members Honored with National Awards
February 7, 2020
Five Albany Med students were recognized at the recent Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Career Development...
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all in person events have been canceled or postponed. Please check back soon to learn about virtual and other opportunities to continue to be involved with USA!