M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Monday, December 2, 2013

MAPS End of Year Holiday Celebration


Join us for our holiday celebration on Tuesday December 3, 2013 as we reflect on our accomplishments this year and look ahead to an even more productive new year!
Thanks for all your support!
 
In 2013 Barry MAPS:
Hosted a guest speaker from Florida International University (January 2013)
Volunteered at the Liberty City Health Fair (February 2013)
Hosted the 1st Annual Spring Into Your Health Fair, first ever student health fair at Barry (March 2013)
Hosted the 2nd Annual March Madness, month-long medical school application workshops (March 2013)
Volunteered at the 4th Annual Brain Fair for Kids (March 2013)
Volunteered at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, St Jude Fundraiser (April 2013)
Hosted a Health Disparities Panel Discussion with speakers from Barry, UM, and Univ. of Georgia (April 2013)
Hosted the 2nd Annual MAPS Kickball Tournament/American Heart Association Fundraiser (September 2013)
Hosted the 1st Annual Pink Campus Day/Susan G. Komen Foundation Fundraiser (October 2013)
Volunteered as Creole and Spanish translators at the Little Haiti and Little Havana Health Fairs (October 2013)
Hosted the 1st Annual SYNAFS Bowl battle of the pre-health student organizations (November 2013)
Volunteered at Founders’ Week Plant the Campus Red event (November 2013)
Became a Barry Community Garden partner (2013/2014)
Hosted the Mixer with MD, MD/MPH, DO, DPM, and PA students from Barry, UM, and Nova (November 2013)
  Hosted a guest speaker from Medical College of Georgia (November 2013)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

THANK YOU!!
 To all who attended and were therefore a part of making the event a SUCCESS! The insights gainedfrom our MD, MD/MPH, DPM, and PA mentors from UM, Nova and Barry were AMAZING, FUN & INVALUABLE! See You Next Time!

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Almost Time... Our Mixer will be held this Friday!

Attention pre-health students: The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students is pleased to present a first of its kind medical school networking event on the Barry campus. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with students already in the graduate program to which you aspire. Students in MD, DO, podiatry, nursing, and physician assistant programs from Barry, FIU, UM and Nova will be in attendance to share their insights and expertise with you!

Date: Friday November 22
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Landon Events Room
Price: Dues-paid MAPS members: $5; all others: $7 (to purchase tickets click here. )

Join us for this incredible networking opportunity. All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served.


Monday, November 11, 2013

University of Miami Student National Medical Association Mock Interviews!

Greetings MAPS members,

The time has come for University of Miami Student National Medical Association Mock Interviews!  This fall's mock interviews will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm on the UM medical campus.  

We've extended the deadline to sign-up to this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at 11:59PM 

If you are a
current dues paid Barry MAPS member please reply back to this email if you are interested in participating. (If you would like to participate but have not paid your dues yet please see our treasure cyndie.derne@mymail.barry.edu or stop by NHS room 309).  
 
 
We have a limited number of spots available and it is crucial that you only sign up if you are sure you are able to attend.  The evening should conclude around 8:15pm.

The evening will include a brief 30min presentation on the medical school interview process and multiple short interview sessions with medical/graduate students.  More information will come next week regarding the format for the evening, dress code, signing in with security, etc.

We are also trying something different this year and would like to have a couple of practice graduate (PhD) school interview sessions as part of the mock interview night for those interested. Please indicate if you are interested in this and we will contact you with more information.

To Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x98CfmJUrEz8xU17jQ1K2AgeysmpDEvoxccZPdOnwDg/viewform?usp=docslist_api&edit_requested=true

Friday, November 8, 2013

MAPS Medical School Mixer/Networking Event.

It's Almost Time... Our Mixer will be held this Friday!

Attention pre-health students: The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students is pleased to present a first of its kind medical school networking event on the Barry campus. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with students already in the graduate program to which you aspire. Students in MD, DO, podiatry, nursing, and physician assistant programs from Barry, FIU, UM and Nova will be in attendance to share their insights and expertise with you! 

Date: Friday November 22
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Landon Events Room
Price: Dues-paid MAPS members: $5; all others: $7 (to purchase tickets click here. )

Join us for this incredible networking opportunity. All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served.



MAPS Presented the First Annual Show Your Natural Aptitude for Science (SYNAFS) Bowl


 






MAPS recently held the first annual S.Y.N.A.F.S. Bowl on November 2nd. The competition was a showcase of knowledge of different science clubs at Barry. Questions for the competition were taken from the biological and physical sciences.



 
 
We would like to congratulate the Chemistry club on their victory. They are the first winners of the S.Y.N.A.F.S. Bowl!!!

MAPS Participated in the 2013 Miami-Dade Heart Walk

MAPS joined members of Tri-beta to participate in the 2013 Miami-Dade Heart Walk at Marlins Park on Saturday October 26.

Friday, November 1, 2013


On November 2nd,2013 YES! Tomorrow!! Barry MAPS is hosting their first ever S.Y.N.A.F.S. (Show Your Natural Aptitude For Science) Bowl at Andreas, Room 111. The Game show event is created to all students who wish to showcase their cognitive talents alongside their respective student organizations. So come out and show off your smart skills and even prep yourselves on some DAT, NCLEX, MCAT or GRE questions! The event time is held from 1pm-3pm! Come join us and have some fun! Please contact Barrymaps@gmail.com if you have any questions. See You There!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

MAPS raised more than $120 for the Susan G Komen Foundation during our fundraising efforts in the month of October. We would like to thank everyone for their donations and support!

 
MAPS e-board members are pictured with a banner created from many of the donor-signed pink ribbons.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

This week Barry is going PINK! This Wednesday, October 9, 2013, We encourage you to wear pink in support of the fight against Breast Cancer.

 What do you know about breast cancer?
did you know...

In 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.)

Men... This fight is for you as well!!
Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2013, it is estimated that among men in the U.S. there will be:
 2,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer   
 410 breast cancer deaths !!!

Help us in our Fight against breast cancer by wearing pink on Wednesday 10/9/2013 and by giving donations at Thompson Hall Oct. 7-9 from 11am -2pm.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kickball for Heart Walk Fundraiser


Today, it was all about Sun, Fun and getting a little dirty on the softball field! M.A.P.S hosted their one-day kickball tournament on Saturday, September 28th. The competitors were fellow clubs from Barry University campus (Lambda Theta Phi, M.A.L.E.S., Tri-Beta Honor Society, Chemistry Club & Pre-Dental Club). The objective of the event was to generate funds to donate to the Miami-Dade Heart Walk Association!

 

As busy college students we sometimes get so engulfed in our academic lives that we forget about the outside world. Taking some time out of our busy schedule to help with a worthy cause turned out to be a major success. Today, there was unlimited determination, sweat, team spirit and laughter amongst all the organizations that turned out to show their support. With that said, it all came down to the nail-biting face-off between Team M.A.P.S/Lambda Theta Phi and  M.A.L.E.S., with the combined team winning the championship match with a score of 5-0.

 The members of M.A.P.S would like to express heartfelt gratitude to everyone who played a role in the event’s success. Thank you all for donating your time and money in helping to save someone’s life! You ROCK!!!

 


 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's That Time Again Y'all!!! Come out and support M.A.P.S, 2nd Annual Kickball Tournament!! The flyer pretty much sums it all up. Even if you're not part of a team you can still participate (Contact: barryMAPS@gmail.com). Remember, you can help raise money while having some fun sports action. All Are Welcome! See you there!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First GBM!!!!



 
 Hey Everyone!!
So we've gotten through our first MAPS meeting (yesterday)! It was great seeing all those who came out. We have a lot of events planned for this semester. Some of you expressed a great interest in different events that will be held in the near future. We ask that you keep track of these and also we will be reminding you through emails!! We hope that you are excited to come out and join us at the next meeting!

!!!The next General Body meeting will be on September 17th 2013 at 4:00 PM in Thompson Hall in the Kostka room!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Student Organization MAPS Recognized by the University Community



Pictured from left to right: MAPS vice-president DeLorean Ruffin, secretary Alicia Guerero, president Daphne Petit-Homme, event/project coordinator Precious Ezeamama, treasurer Cyndie Dern, volunteer coordinator Tania Torres-Delgado.

The Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS) was recognized at the 2013 Student Affairs banquet receiving four student organization awards: Recognized Student Organization (RSO) of the year; RSO president of the year: Daphne Petit-Homme; RSO member of the year: Precious Ezeamama; and the St Rose of Lima Award for Community Involvement.  This is no small feat for an organization that was established less than two years ago, in fall 2011.  As an organization, MAPS also recognized the hard work and dedication of its PR coordinator Martha Lopez and event/project coordinator Precious Ezeamama. 
In the past academic year alone MAPS members organized a kickball tournament, enlisting the help of the other pre-health clubs AMSA, PrePASA and Tri-Beta to raise money for the American Heart Association; participated in the 2012 Miami-Dade Heart Walk; tabled in Thompson Hall raising awareness of heart disease; volunteered at the Breast Health Symposium in Opa-Locka; volunteered with the Breast Health Initiative, going door-to-door in SW Miami raising awareness of the importance of early detection; volunteered at the Empower U AIDS conference; tabled in Thompson Hall to raise awareness of AIDS statistics; invited medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to share their experiences and provide tips to pre-med students on campus; invited medical school admissions committee members to provide students with insights into medical school; served as Creole and Spanish translators at the Little Haiti, Little Havana, and Liberty City health fairs; organized the first-ever student health fair on campus providing students with the services of healthcare professionals, dental and medical insurance representatives; organized a month-long series of student-led workshops on navigating the medical and dental school application process (March Madness); served as exhibit facilitators at the 4th Annual Brain Fair for Kids at the Miami Science Museum; organized a health disparities panel discussion with health professionals from Barry, the University of Georgia and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in observance of Minority Health Month; and in another collaborative effort with AMSA and Tri-Beta, volunteered at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, a fundraiser for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On tap for the coming academic year: health education outreach to community centers in the underserved communities of Overtown and Little Havana, new professional development opportunities for pre-health students, and health education for the Barry student body.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Panel Discussion Sheds Light on Health Disparities




Panelists Dr. Amara Ezeamama (University of Georgia-Athens), Ms. Susan Hahn (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine), Dr. Ruth Tallman (Barry) and Dr. Paula Delpech (Barry) with e-board members of the student organization MAPS.
In an event co-sponsored by the Department of Biology, the Minority Association of Pre-health Students hosted a panel discussion on health disparities in observance of Minority Health Month.  The event brought together panelists from Barry, the University of Georgia-Athens, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with wide-ranging areas of expertise – nursing, epidemiology, human genetics, and bioethics.  The panel discussion stimulated meaningful dialogue on the underlying causes and potential solutions to this global issue.
MAPS is a multicultural student organization with members from undergraduate (biology, chemistry, nursing) and graduate (BMS) programs at Barry. For more information about this organization, e-mail: BarryMAPS@gmail.com 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Late Study Nights, and Early Service Mornings!

Starting at 4:00 AM Maps members went to down town Miami for the Nautica South Beach Triathlon. Volunteers were assigned their stations and helped the event run smoothly for over 3,000 athletes! The race also helped to fundraise for St. Judes Children's Hospital. The race raised $428,712.48 thanks to all of the donations, volunteers and participants! Congratulations to all who were involved with such a wonderful event. 





Friday, March 29, 2013

Health Disparities Panel Coming to You From M.A.P.S


MARCH MADNESS!!


I hope you all are enjoying MARCH MADNESS. just incase you haven't seen the calendar check out all the events you can participate in if you are a member! You are more than welcome to join at any point!

First-ever student health fair at Barry sponsored by MAPS!



MAPS would like to thank the Broward County Health Department and health professionals from Miami-Dade for making this event possible!   On March 13, 2013, students had the opportunity to receive health screenings and health educational materials.  Health fair vendors included MCNA dental plans,  Humana, WellCare Health Plans and The American General Life and Accident Association, representatives of which met with students to discuss the benefits of health care insurance and affordable plan options.  In addition, a chiropractor from Cloverleaf Chiropractic provided neck and spine screening to students and educational materials on spine care, students from Barry’s Podiatry School provided foot care tips, and the Charles Drew Foundation promoted awareness of the importance of donating blood. Students not only benefited from the opportunities offered at the student health fair but, they also got a chance to give back.  The Icla da Silva Foundation, a bone marrow registry which consists of thousands of patients most of whom are children waiting for a match registered more than 30 students during the health fair.  We look forward to doing it again next year! 
 
P.S. Here is a link to the news package put together by a journalism student!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Black History Month Celebration with Dr.Holder!!

Not just Presentations but life changing moments are what we share. Just incase you missed it here are some photos from the lively discussion with Dr. Cheryl Holder

 Minorities in Medicine Today! Dr. Holder is board certified in Internal Medicine and has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations.




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NOVA MAPS DAY

Today from 9 am to 1 pm  MAPS members got  to see what a typical day is like for an M1 student. The day  included a tour, lunch, an osteopathic medical treatment demonstration, a chance to sit in during lectures, DO physician panel discussion and more information on admissions and applying. Each student had the opportunity to be paired with a current M1 who led them around campus.



Want more opportunities like this JOIN MAPS.