LANAMA was founded in 1985 to provide a more welcoming environment for our Native and Latino/a medical students at the University of Michigan Medical School. Beyond nurturing an atmosphere of la familia, we are committed to increasing the enrollment and success of Latino/a and Native medical students through our outreach and other service efforts. Our commitments to recruitment and community service are driven by the pressing need to address the alarming health disparities of our Latino and Native communities.


Photo of students attending a presentation at the Lanama Cancer Education Fair.
LANAMA is involved in a wide variety of activities, including community service, educational outreach, the Medical Spanish program, social events, mentorship programs, applicant recruitment, and participation in the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA).



Photo of Lanama members.
One of LANAMA’s goals is to foster mentoring relationships between current physicians and UMMS students. If you are interested in contacting a mentor, please feel free to use the spreadsheet on our Mentorship page.



Photo of guests at the 2013 Lanama barbecue
If you are a current UMMS student interested in supporting LANAMA’s mission and joining the organization, use the links on the Membership page to pay dues via PayPal. If you are a UMMS applicant interested in learning more about LANAMA at your interview, please use the contact info listed below to get in touch with us!


Contact LANAMA

Michael Hipp and Alan Paniagua Cruz, co-presidents: email