M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weill Cornell College of Medicine to Participate in MARCH MADNESS

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Personal Statement Overview

Today, right now, we are giving pointers on how to write successful personal statements. Join us on the main campus in the School of Natural Health and Sciences room 102! 

Don't miss out on the great opportunities to make yourself the most competitive applicant possible. We do this for YOU!!

Check your email or email barrymaps@gmail.com to find out about the additional events we are hosting to support you on your journey to becoming a physician!!!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Stephen Symes, MD

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is pleased to present Stephen Symes, MD, as part of the March Madness: Medical School Application Preparation series. 
Date: Monday, March 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Wiegand 116W
Dr. Symes is Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Program Director for the Internal Medicine training program at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Howard University and has been at the University of Miami since 1992.
His clinical activities are focused on the care of patients HIV and AIDS, and training students, physicians and other health care workers on the needs of these patients. He is also passionate about tackling the issue of health care disparities both locally and internationally, with emphasis on training young physicians to pursue this as a future career.
This event is part of the month-long series of March Madness: Medical School Application Preparation workshops sponsored by MAPS. All are welcome.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Upcoming Opportunities!!

This week there are 3 opportunities to have a meaningful summer and 1 opportunity to earn scholarship money!!

  1. Summer undergraduate research experience at the University of Massachusetts Medical, Worcester. Go to www.umassmed.edu/summer for more info on how specific requirements and how to apply. The program dates are May 27, 2012 through August 3, 2012. Application deadline is March 16, 2012.  In addition to placement in a research lab, this highly structured program provide housing and travel expenses, and a generous stipend. 
  2. This website will open you up to opportunities a world away. Check it out to see how you can diversify your CV  :-)    http://aideabroad.org/
  3.  UNCF Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) will accept applications for the US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) Summer Internship Program. Deadline for this application is March 16, 2012. The goal of the project is to provide undergraduate students exposure to both laboratory and clinical trauma research.  If you wish for your application to be considered for the USAISR Summer Internship Program, please go to the UNCFSP website, http://www.uncfsp.org/ , login, apply, and submit. 
  4. Students are invited to submit an original essay on the topic below for a chance to win $1,500 and a brand new iPad 2. the deadline for this submission is March 12, 2012. Essay topic:  Different elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have broad reaching implications for many sectors of the health system, including insurance coverage, public programs, costs, quality of care, technology, public health, and health care workforce. Describe an element of the ACA that you feel will have a major impact on either health or health care (positive or negative). Explain why you think it is important and then discuss the major challenges in its implementation as well as its likely impact once it is put into practice. For complete details and more information about this contest please go to http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,x38t,2kep,g3uc,ifc6,i3st,7pfw. You can also read previous winning essays from previous contest at http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,x38t,2kep,9qb4,k1mh,i3st,7pfw