M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Sunday, April 10, 2016

MAPS invites you to join us in the viewing of this thought provoking expose of Big Pharma, its marketing practices and their impact on the staggering level of addiction to prescription drugs

Monday, March 7, 2016

For International Women's Day we would like to recognize:

Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler

In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African American woman to receive an M.D. degree. Dr. Crumpler received her doctorate from New England Female Medical College. Dr. Crumpler practiced in Boston; she specialized in the poor, women, and children. Rebecca published a medical guide book in 1883 called Book of Medical Discourses, which provided advice for women's health care and their families. Dr. Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler passed away in 1895. Later in 1989, two physicians, Dr. Saundra Maass-Robinson and Dr. Patricia Whitley, founded the Rebecca Lee Society, an organization that promotes and helps African American women physicians.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, we recognize Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931).
Dr. Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery in 1893 and founded Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses (the first black-owned hospital in America) in 1891. From 1893-1898, he was Surgeon-in-Chief of Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, DC. He also founded the National Medical Association in 1895 (Negroes were denied membership in the American Medical Association). As a charter member of the American College of Surgeons in 1913, he was the first and only Negro member for many years.

Chinese New Years

M.A.P.S. members discuss in celebration of Chinese New Years the practices and beliefs of eastern medicine.

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

M.A.P.S. members enjoyed an educational presentation by Dr. Singh and 1st year medical student Edgar Sy from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Larkin Health College of Pharmacy

During our first general body meeting M.A.P.S. members enjoyed a presentation from Larkin Health College of Pharmacy about their program.