M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Tip-Off for Barry University MAPS' 1st annual March Madness: Medical Application Prep Sessions is just around the corner! March Madness will begin Thursday, March 1 with an overview of AMCAS. Tip-off is 5:30pm in NHS building room 102. Hope to see you there!!

If you would like additional information about March Madness and MAPS please email barryMAPS@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We're on Twitter!!

Be sure to follow or Barry Maps twitter page @BU_MAPS. Spread the word!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jack & Jill Health Fair

Members of the Barry chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) participated in the Jack and Jill Health Fair in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Feb. 18. The fair was organized by the UM Miller School of Medicine DOCS Program and provided mental health, ophthalmology, blood sugar, cholesterol, and women’s health screenings in addition to providing information on various health care issues and complementary HIV testing.

MAPS members served as liaisons between healthcare professionals and under-served members of the community, particularly in the area of Spanish and Creole translation. MAPS is Barry’s newest pre-health student organization and has members from both undergraduate (biology, chemistry, and nursing) and graduate (biomedical sciences) programs and is open to all students who are interested in gaining clinical experience and medical/dental school insight, regardless of academic major.

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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

MCAT Prep!!!

Now is the time to register for MCAT prep and assistance programs!
Pre-med tutoring by Dave, has a great program available in Coral Gables near U.M.
For more information:
EMAIL: infor@premedtutoring.com
PHONE: 786-514-2938
WEB: http://www.premedtutoring.com
Also, look into other programs such as Kaplan and Princeton Review as well.


4th Annual Latino Medical Student Association S.E. Regional Conference
February 17th-19th
For more info about this event, please email LMSA.SE.2012conference@gmail.com

NOVA Seminar: Health Care Crisis; Issues that Persist
February 23rd from 6pm-7:30pm
Hall Auditorium
3200 S University Dr.
Davie, FL 33328

Annual Medical Educational Conference
April 4th-April 8th
At this event, schools will be there to actively recruit students. PLEASE have your resume and MCAT scores prepared. 
Registration is $198 before Feb. 20th and increases to $255 after this date (does not include travel, hotel, and other expenses). You must be a registered SNMA member in order to register for the conference. Please visit http://www.snma.org/join.php to join and for more information.

Upcoming Medical School Events!

There will be an information session with FIU Wertheim College of Medicine.
Wednesday Feb. 22nd from 7pm to 9pm at the Graham Center Ballrooms. The address is SW 8th St. and 107th Ave Miami, FL 33174. For more info about this event please call 305-348-0515.

The following schools will visit the University of Miami's chapter of MAPS. If you are interested in attending either of the following information sessions, please contact BarryMAPS@gmail.com.
Nova Medical School 3/1/2012 @ 7:00pm 
Cornell University 3/22/2012 @ 7:45pm 
Florida International University 4/19/2012

    Fundraising Opportunities

    Date Auction, March 24th, 2012.
    The plan thus far is to sell wrist bands is advanced and collecting donations at the door for entry without a wrist band. If anyone has any suggestions or creative  ideas on a specific location, what to food serve, etc. please free to get into contact with the boards members to set this up.

    Speed Dating (with Professionals), April 14th 2012.
    Through this event, you'll be able to gain a different perspective on the multitude of health care providers and careers. Considering Doctors, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, and Nurses. This is great opportunity to prepare for interviews as well. During this event, participants will have 2-5 minutes to sit with a professional healthcare provider and ask them questions about what they do and how they got into their line of work.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    REMINDER: MAPS E-Board Interest Meeting TODAY

    Hello All :-)

    We hope that everyone's week has been great thus far!

    We are holding a meeting for members interested in joining the Executive Board or holding a chair position within MAPS. This meeting will be held TODAY, Thursday, February 9th @ 4:30pm in NHS 105. We hope you all can make it to this meeting. Please bring with you your resume or CV as well as any ideas you may have that you think will be of benefit to our organization.

    Some of the available positions include:
    Fundraising Chair
    Medical Shadowing Coordinator
    Dental Shadowing Coordinator
    Event/Project Coordinator
    Student Organization Council Compliance Officer
    Public Relations Chair

    We have a lot of great programming planned and would love for you to
    1. Become a part of something GREAT
    2. Get involved
    3. Learn more about the professional school application process and the world of healthcare
    4. Help us get the word out about MAPS

    See you soon,
    SchMiyah Smith

    P.S. Please, if you can, bring your money for dues which are $15.
    P.P.S If you have any questions regarding classes, research, medical/dental school applications, or MCAT, please feel free to contact us.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    E-Board Interest Meeting

    Hey Guys,

    Reminder about the interest meeting for members who would like to join the Executive Board of Minority Association of Pre-Health Students here at Barry University.  This meeting is being held on Thursday, February 9th @ 4:30pm in NHS 105. Joining our board is a great way to become involved and gain leadership experience!

    Some of the positions that are open are: Historian, Volunteer Coordinator, Public Relations Co-Chair, Webmaster, and Event Coordinator. Previous leadership experience is not required, just a commitment to learning, achieving and fulfilling your positions requirements.

    If interested please come out and bring your CV/Resume, and a short write-up of what you can contribute to the position.

    Hope to see you there!

    Upcoming Events:
    2nd General Body Meeting, Thursday February 16  @ 5pm (Or Feb. 13 at Hollywood Campus at 1:30pm)
    Jack and Jill Health Fair, Saturday, February 18th @ 8am
    Wellness Health Fair, Wednesday, February 29th @ 11am
    Nova College of Medicine Health Disparities Panel, Wednesday, February 29th, @ 6pm

    Joseph C. Dubery
    Minority Association of Pre-Health Students SNMA Liaison

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Upcoming Events

    The current E-board will be meeting tomorrow Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 @ 4:30pm for a planning meeting.

    The E-board interest meeting, for those interested in helping out with E-board or serving as Chair of a committee, has been rescheduled for Thursday Feb 9th @ 4:30 in NHS 105.

    Monday, February 13th at 1:30pm we will hold our GENERAL BODY MEETING at our Hollywood campus and Thursday, February 16th at 5:00pm will be the GENERAL BODY MEETING at the main campus in Miami Shores. 

    Stay tuned for additional updates :-)