History

In 1989, the Journal of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) was the group's official publication. That journal grew from a small publication into one of the most influential media of its type. Four years later, we changed the name of our publication to the Journal for Minority Medical Students to refocus the Journal to all segments of the minority medical student community: African American, Asian Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Latino. We are not associated in any way with SNMA.  

In 1992, we introduced the Keepsake: A Guide for Minority Science Students. This special resource was commissioned under the auspices of the Health and Human Services Administration. It is designed to encourage minority science students to continue their pursuit of a career in the many related healthcare fields. The Keepsake, which is now an annual publication, is currently the most comprehensive source of information for minority science students.

To reach students who were interested in research careers, we introduced The Young Scientist: A Career Guide for Underrepresented Science Graduates, an annual publication.