Parent Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison

PALMA is a student organization at the University of Wisconsin Madison, founded in the spring of 2008 by several UW-Madison pre-med students. PALMA is meant to provide yet another resource to pre-med students at UW-Madison. The mission of PALMA is to provide resources for, but not exclusively to, Latino/a students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are interested in medicine and/or a medical career. PALMA aims to expand the participation of groups who have traditionally been underrepresented as doctors. To best serve students, PALMA will offer a number of resources for Latino/a students to enhance their academic and civic credentials for successful entry into medical schools across the country. These resources include mentoring, MCAT information and preparation, networking, social support, shadowing, volunteer opportunities and professional development. Most importantly PALMA desires to maintain an environment where collaboration and respect among those students who aspire to be a part of the medical profession is fostered.

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Membership Requirements (for example: GPA requirements, membership fees)

The PALMA shall be open for membership to any student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who pays dues and adheres to the membership requirements. In order to be considered an "active member," all members of the PALMA are required to attend a minimum of one of the general meetings per semester AND attend a minimum of one volunteer event and one professional development event per semester. To be considered a "committed member," members of PALMA are required to attend a minimum of four of the general meetings or professional events per semester AND attend a minimum of two volunteer events, one social event, and participate in at least one fundraiser event per semester. Committed members will have access to resources including the surgery shadowing program, consistent volunteering opportunities, and the possibility to attend the annual Latino Medical Student Association Conference. Membership dues are $10 if attend and pay in the first general meeting or $15 per semester.

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Rachelle Eilers