M.A.P.S. Spring 2015

M.A.P.S. Spring 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Barry University's 7th Annual STEM Symposium


 
 On Wednesday, April 1st, Barry University held its 7th annual STEM Symposium.  During the symposium, students from Barry and St. Thomas presented their research that included fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, pyschology, and mathematics.  Additionally, there was a lecture by NASA's Russell Romanella entitled "NASA-Exploration for Our Future".
 

 

 

 

My Medical School Application Workshop

 

 

On April 10th, MAPS hosted the "My Medical School Application" Workshop.  This workshop provided students with a summary on how to properly prepare applications for Allopathic (M.D.) professional school programs. Topics covered included FAP, MCAT, letters of recommendations, MSAR, primary and secondary application sections. Additionally, critical tips for mastering the interview process were provided.

The Medical School Experience Presentation

 

 

On Tuesday, April 7th, Barry Biology, MAPS and AMSA alum Alec Davila ('13) shared insights into the medical school experience and tips on successfully making the transition from undergraduate studies. He is a 2nd-year medical student at Georgia Regents University and has recently been accepted into their MD/PhD program.  We would like to thank Alec for returning to Barry to share his experiences!

The International Medical School Experience



On Monday, April 27th, Dr. Mariarita Salvitti (Pediatric Urology Fellow; Miami Children's Hospital), an Italian trained physician discussed her day-to-day activities as a physician and her experience trying to find a job in the United States following medical training oversees.  She explained the differences between studying medicine in Italy rather than in America and presented a video of a pediatric surgery that she participated in.  MAPS would like to thank Dr. Salvitti for speaking at Barry University!

Diversity Dialogues: A Look Into Haitian Culture and Healthcare



On Friday, April 24th, MAPS hosted "Diversity Dialogues: A Look Into Haitian Culture and Healthcare".  During this event, MAPS Secretary Kenny Noel explored the effect cultural influences may have on one's healthcare attitudes in terms of patient-physician relationships and treatment decisions.  MAPS would like to thank Kenny for speaking and to everyone who attended!

Mental Health Fair Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this event. If interested in signing up, please e-mail us at BarryMAPS@gmail.comwith your name and phone number by Monday May 4. Please put "Mental Health Fair" in the subject of the e-mail.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UM DOCS Liberty City Health Fair

Members of the Barry chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) participated in the UM DOCS Liberty City Health Fair on Saturday, March 14th.  MAPS members served as liaisons between healthcare professionals and under-served members of the community, particularly in the area of Creole translation.  

Thank you to everyone for volunteering your time and energy! Special thanks to Miller School of Medicine's DOCS program for allowing Barry University MAPS to serve our community.