Thursday, April 30, 2015
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!
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!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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.