M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014

UM DOCS Little Haiti Health Fair

Members of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) participated in the UM DOCS Little Haiti Health Fair on Saturday, October 25th.  This volunteer opportunity allowed students to assist patients in their interactions with doctors of several specialties such as veni puncture, BMI/blood pressure, female exams, male exams, ophthalmology, and mental health.  

Thank you to everyone for volunteering your time and a special thanks to the Miller School of Medicine's DOCS program.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UM DOCS Hialeah Health Fair

Members of the Barry chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) participated in the UM DOCS Hialeah Health Fair on Saturday, September 20th.  MAPS members served as liaisons between healthcare professionals and under-served members of the community, particularly in the area of Spanish translation.  

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.

Brown University Medical School/PhD Presentation

Come out and meet Dr. Jabbar R. Bennett, whom serves as Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Dean for Diversity in the Division of Biology and Medicine, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. If you are a current or future Medical School or PhD applicant you do not want to miss this event!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Women's Breast Health Initiative has Another Successful Year

October invokes thoughts of Susan G. Komen, breast cancer awareness, pink t-shirts and ribbons, etc. This October MAPS went out and got involved for breast cancer awareness with the same thoughts in mind. Women's Breast Health Initiative, an organization in the greater Miami devoted to informing and equipping women in preventing breast cancer, organized a campaign on Saturday, Oct.18th in South Dade. Barry University, yet again, made a great impression with MAPS and individual students attending to volunteer. 400 families were informed and/or assisted in getting free breast exams that morning thanks to all those that participated. Thanks to your involvement we made an impact in shortening the gap in minority groups' health disparities.

Friday, October 10, 2014

CPR Training Course

On October 3rd, MAPS held a CPR training course and students who participated were certified by the American Heart Association. Techniques for abdominal trusts for choking and chest compressions were taught. The proper use of an AED (automatic external defibrillator) was also demonstrated. The turnout for the course was excellent! MAPS would like to thank instructor Lon Rosen from One Beat CPR for teaching students the proper techniques to save lives!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Kickball For Heartwalk Foundation

M.A.P.S hosted their one-day kickball tournament on Saturday, September 27th.  This year's event was co-sponsored by Lambda Theta Phi.  The competitors were fellow clubs from Barry University campus (Lambda Theta Phi, 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! Due to the generosity of this year's participants, we raised $110.  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!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CPR Training and Certification

Sign up to join the CPR training course and get certified by the American Heart Association. This program will take place Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2 PM - 4 PM. There is a non-refundable charge of $25 for this training session facilitated by One Beat CPR. Payments should be made by Wednesday October 1 to reserve your spot, although drops-ins are also welcome if there is space. Go to NHS 309 or see MAPS treasurer Tessa Gibson to prepay for the training session. You will be receiving your CPR certification card upon completion. Sign up in NHS-309.