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NAMME NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MINORITY EDUCATORS, INC. SOUTHERN REGION NEXT REGULAR MEETING LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 19-22,1984 HOSTED BY THE CHARLES R. DREW MEDICAL SCHOOL [[image]] Dr. James E. Carter, III, President THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MINORITY EDUCATORS, INC. (NAMME) formed in 1975, is an organization of professionals who are involved with medical education. NAMME'S major goals are to support and promote all areas of medical education affecting minorities, particularly those areas which involve the recruitment, admissions, and retention of minority students, (including those in postgraduate training) faculty, and administrators in U.S. schools of medicines, osteopathy, and public health. In 1982 the voting membership of the organization was expanded to include individuals in NODVOPP schools to reflect mutual interests. NAMME's efforts are directed toward those ethnic/recial [[racial]] minorities which are under-represented in the health professions on a national scale: Black American, Mexican American, Native American (Indian), and Puerto Rican (Mainland). NAMME program activities include the development and implementation of strategies for: 1. Promoting the increase of minority physicians within the health care system. 2. Promoting and supporting the development of affirmative action programs of admissions of minority students to schools of medicine, osteopathy, and public health. 3. Enhancing the retention and graduation of minority students in the schools of medicine, osteopathy, and public health. 4. Facilitating minority graduates access to optimal graduate training programs. 5. Promoting affirmative action in the recruitment of minority faculty, administrators, and managerial personnel in U.S. medical schools, academic medical centers, and schools of osteopathy and public health. 6. Supporting and prompting the development of health-manpower laws and policies which will assure maximum health care for minority populations. 7. Promoting educational opportunities for minorities; stimulating, promoting and conducting systematic studies and research, conferences, and other activities which will enhance the professional development of members and the participation of minorities in medical education. MEMBERSHIP The National organization serves as an umbrella for its regional divisions: Central, Northeastern, Southern, and Western. These regional affiliates implement the strategies and program developments that emanate from the National organization in accordance with approval from the Board of Directors. NAMME membership i composed of individuals having faculty and/or staff appointments at more than 115 professional schools, undergraduate colleges, and independent agencies. 243
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