M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Day in the Life: UM Style

Students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine visited Barry University on September 25, 2012 to speak with members of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students. While here, they offered insight into their personal experiences with applying to, matriculating, and surviving medical school. MAPS members asked questions regarding MCAT preparation, the seemingly intimidating application process, finding a mentor, choosing the right medical program, and ways to remain passionate about medicine. After the meeting was adjourned, these gracious students stayed to mix and mingle with the med school hopefuls in attendance. We had such a great time absorbing the inspirational words and valuable information, thus, restoring hope and motivating us to keep placing one foot ahead of the other until we are walking across the threshold of our first gross anatomy class as Medical Students of X, Y, and Z University. We hope that you will join us for our next meeting!
Maps would like to give a special thanks to:
Mishka Peart, Thomas Hughes, Dimitri Augustin, Abir Hussein, Tamara Gayle, Darryl Cannady, Taj, and Tamera.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Raising Awareness, Lending a Hand: 17th Annual Breast Health Symposium

Members of the Barry University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) spent Saturday, Sept. 22 volunteering at the 17thAnnual Breast Health Symposium in Opa-Locka, Fla. While there, they helped to educate members of this under-served community about the importance of early detection and cancer screening. This event was sponsored by The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and had participants from Miami-Dade College Medical Campus, FIU College of Medicine, the YWCA, and more.

 We arrived bright and early to help prepare for the Breast Health Symposium by setting up tables and chairs for the 20+ vendors that participated.

Our hard work turned into this:
 Martha Lopez is photoed below educating women on the importance of performing routine breast exams:
Delorean and Chris stoped what they were doing and registered to VOTE!
MAPS with Dr. Blemur and Ms. Elda
 After all was said and done we decided to  have a different kind of fun, take a look:
 We hope YOU will join in the fun on our next community service trip!
MAPS would like to extend a special thanks to the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and Philip Mercado for inviting us to participate in this amazing event.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Heart Walk Fundraiser You'll Love

Ladies & gentlemen, it's time to roll up your sleeves because it's about to get dirty! MAPS is hosting a one-day kickball tournament on Saturday, September 29th to raise funds for Heart Walk Miami 2012. The competitors are fellow clubs from our campus (AMSA, TriBeta Honor Society & Pre-PA club). The grand prize is to take all the money raised by the other clubs on behalf of your club to the Heart Walk on Saturday, October 6th.
Help your MAPS chapter win today and sign up with a minimum donation of $5 for the Heart Association. The more people signing up the better chance MAPS has to come out the tournament champion! Bring your friends to join the game or root on your team! Sign up at our next general body meeting on Sept. 25th, 2012 at 5 pm in Kostka (Thompson Hall- 2nd floor).
Questions? Contact us at BarryMAPS@gmail.com
** On the day of the event bring yourself, water, sunblock, a hat & something comfortable to slide to home in.

SNMA Regional Conference at UM in November

Conference Location
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1475 Northwest 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Hurry up, registration is just $78 (with tax included) for a short while longer!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome Back: Fall 2012 !!

Greetings All,

Welcome back to the Fall semester. We hope everyone enjoyed their summer break and you are all ready for the amazing things we have planned for you this semester! You are receiving this email because you are a member, or have expressed interest in learning more about and/or becoming a member of our organization. Either way, we appreciate your interest!!

Our first meeting for this semester will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at 5pm in the Kostka Room (2nd Floor in Thompson).  We will be introducing your 2012-2013 executive board members and discussing the events we have planned for the semester, including:

South Miami Health Fairs
Regional Medical Education Conference
Med School Info Sessions
Educational Workshops
...and much more!

If you have further questions about applying to medical school, please feel fee to email us OR once you put a face with our names, stop us on campus. We are here to help you!

Don't forget...Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 5pm in Kostka Room (2nd Floor in Thompson near the Gato Gallery).
Don't hesitate to bring a friend.. We are looking forward to meeting you all then!

Your MAPS Executive Board :)