This page lists numerous resources generated by the LMSA FPAC and/or of particular relevance to FPAC Advisors. For any questions regarding these resources, please feel free to reach out via email.
El Informe: A National Newsletter to Guide, Develop, and Honor LMSA Advisors
Please use the links below access the latest editions of El Informe: our dedicated newsletter for LMSA advisors. Editions are released quarterly (as of the 2020-21 academic year).
To submit or feature content for upcoming newsletter editions, please complete our online submission form or contact LMSA National FPAC Advisor Dr. Orlando Sola, MD, MPH. Deadlines for content inclusion in El Informe are listed below:
|For inclusion in this edition of El Informe…||Please submit content by this date:|
|April 2021||March 7, 2021|
|July 2021||June 6, 2021|
LMSA Events & Meetings
For LMSA National & regional events, please refer to the LMSA National calendar of events. For events specific to the LMSA FPAC, please refer to a specific event’s page in the top right menu of this website.
Regular meetings of the various LMSA FPAC tiers occur according to the schedule below. For meeting links and/or calendar invites, please reach out via email.
- National Advisors: last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am Central Time
- Regional Advisors: second Wednesday of every month, 7:00pm Central Time
- Chapter Advisors: first Thursday of every month, 2:00pm Central Time
Directory of Chapters & Advisors
In conjunction with the LMSA National leadership team, the LMSA FPAC has curated an updated list of recognized LMSA Local Chapters and their advisors. This directory can be accessed here. If you and/or your institution are not listed on this directory, of if you would like to update or add new information to the directory, please click here.
Strategic Plan Updates for LMSA Local Chapters
To understand and better support the activities of our chapters, LMSA asks all Chapter Advisors to work with their chapter’s student leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic plan each year. The importance of this exercise cannot be overstated.
Chapters that have successfully submitted updates have been connected with other chapters and advisors that are working on similar programming. The network of support that ensues has been instrumental in helping chapters develop robust and sustainable initiatives, and in garnering increased recognition of advisors’ work from their respective institutions and from LMSA. Moreover, as LMSA gains increased knowledge of the efforts its chapters are pursuing, the organization can better align funding and infrastructure to bolster those efforts.
Please submit your chapter’s updates here for the period of May 2020 to March 2021 by no later than March 10, 2021. Results will be compiled and analyzed for discussion at the LMSA National Conference. An example strategic plan can be found here. A blank paper version is also available for your convenience.
Recognition for Advisors & Students
LMSA National provides several awards and scholarships, with most presented during the annual LMSA National Conference.
Awards for advisors include the Phil DeChavez LMSA National Mentor of the Year Award, bestowed annualy upon an outstanding mentor and advisor to LMSA members. For more information regarding this award, or to submit a nomination for yourself or a colleague, please click here.
For your students, please keep in mind the annual LMSA National Scholarships, described here. Your students may also be interested in LMSA National leadership positions, applications for which open each winter ahead of the annual LMSA National Conference. More information can be found here.
Regional scholarships, awards, and leadership opportunities can be found on the website of your respective region.
Lastly, to further the advancement of our advisors, we invite students, faculty, and other colleagues to submit evaluations for a particular advisor. Members of the LMSA National FPAC receive these evaluations and prepare a summary letter for each advisor, thereby documenting our advisors’ great work and service to LMSA and creating professional capital on their behalf. The evaluation form may be accessed here. Please submit evaluations for the 2020-21 academic year by no later than March 10, 2021.