The British Somali medical association (BSMA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation created by, and for British Somali medics.

Founded in 2018, our objectives are to:

  • Serve as a networking & mentoring platform for British Somali clinicians and medical students in the UK.

  • Contribute to addressing the healthcare challenges facing the British Somali community through health education, health promotion and health advocacy.

  • Support British Somali and other BME students who aspire to join the medical profession.

With over 200+ professional members, the BSMA has a bright future ahead of it, and the potential to make a significant contribution to British society.

Since our inception we  have: 

  • Organised and held social events and training sessions for UK based Somali medics.

  • Successfully launched our Access2Medicine and BSMA Scholar Programmes across the UK to improve BME representation at UK medical schools.

  • Established the BSMA Community Outreach Programme to facilitate Mental Health Awareness workshops and COVID awareness campaigns for the UK Somali community.