The primary mission of the Black Medical Association is to recruit and retain African American students at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Formed in 1972, the BMA serves as an academic, social and professional support network for its members, as well as a service organization for the community. Furthermore, the BMA is a member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the national organization for medical and premedical students of color, organized around similar issues. Here at Michigan Med, the BMA is more than just a student organization. It is a special and unique community in which we support, motivate, inspire, encourage and uplift one another as we simultaneously work toward achieving our goals.