Part of our responsibility to the Hispanic community includes serving as role models for the generations to come. Multiple members of our association serve this purpose as members of our local medical schools, by receiving students in their practice or by guiding young members of our community.
HAMAH takes this responsibility seriously and is continually trying to increase the outreach to the future doctors who can benefit from close interaction with our members. We have strategically reached to the Latin Medical Student Associations in our city to have interactive mentoring sessions. The sessions will be initially focused on the current medical school trainees and will expand to include college and high school students.
There is an increasing shortage of Hispanic physicians in the US, and this affects the healthcare of our communities. The mentoring program will strive to allow our members to share experiences and serve as role models for future physicians in our community.
All of these efforts allow us to respond to the mission of our society whose essential goals are to promote health and medical education to the community; network within its members and to provide scholarships to Hispanic medical students in the Houston and Harris County area.
Roy Riascos M.D.
HAMAH past president 2018