The Latino medical student network was created through collaboration between regional Latino medical student groups to fill the need for a central national core for unified targeted efforts. In 1987, the union formalized into the concept of the National Network of Latin American Students (NNLAMS). In 2005, a landmark year for NNLAMS, the organization held its first national conference in conjunction with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA). The event brought in students from all over the country and set a venue to reflect upon the years’ work, network with other students and health professionals, and set the pace for the future operations and vision of NNLAMS. In an effort to unify all of the Latino medical students from different regions under the same title, the name of the national organization was officially changed to LMSA in 2010 at the first independent LMSA national conference held in Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Henceforth, the five regions will be referred to as LMSA Northeast, LMSA Midwest, LMSA Southeast, LMSA Southwest, and LMSA West. Today, LMSA National currently has over 2,500 medical students, 7,000 pre-medical student members, and 5,000 physician alumni in our network.