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.
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.
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).
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!