PCOM Student Elected CDO of LMSA NE RegionFebruary 23, 2021
Recently, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) student Dianne Mancheno (DO ‘23) was elected to the Latino Medical Student Association’s
(LMSA) Northeast Region Leadership Board. Ms. Mancheno will serve as chief development
officer and will lead the organization’s new chapter development and serve as a mentor
for new campus leaders. She is currently studying to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
“As president of the PCOM chapter of LMSA, I knew I wanted to continue to be a part
of this great organization when my term ended,” shared Ms. Mancheno. “When the opportunity
arose to be considered for a role in regional leadership, I knew I wanted to pursue
it. Though balancing this role and studying for my board exams will be tough, I am
happy that I will continue to be involved and that I will get to support the mission
of the organization and my community,” shared Ms. Mancheno.
To be considered for this position, Ms. Mancheno filmed a video outlining her capabilities
and goals for the position. That video was then aired during the organization’s annual
conference in January, which was held virtually this year. After seeing each candidate's
videos, audience members were given the opportunity to ask candidates specific questions
related to the position. Two representatives from each school cast their votes online.
Ms. Mancheno will begin her role as LMSA NE Region chief development officer this
spring and will hold the position for one year. When asked what her goals for this
position are, Ms. Mancheno shared, “I hope to keep communication between the chapters
open and serve as a mentor for any new chapters. I also hope to grow the PCOM chapter
and serve them to the best of my ability.”
LMSA NE Region comprises over 40 medical schools and 400 student members. According
to the organization’s mission statement, LMSA works “To recruit Latinos into higher
education, educate the public and one another about Latino health issues, advocate
for increased Latino representation in health related areas, and promote awareness
about social, political and economic issues as they relate to Latino health. It also
serves to create a support network for Latino students.”
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