M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, we recognize Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931).
Dr. Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery in 1893 and founded Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses (the first black-owned hospital in America) in 1891. From 1893-1898, he was Surgeon-in-Chief of Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, DC. He also founded the National Medical Association in 1895 (Negroes were denied membership in the American Medical Association). As a charter member of the American College of Surgeons in 1913, he was the first and only Negro member for many years.

Chinese New Years

M.A.P.S. members discuss in celebration of Chinese New Years the practices and beliefs of eastern medicine.

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

M.A.P.S. members enjoyed an educational presentation by Dr. Singh and 1st year medical student Edgar Sy from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Larkin Health College of Pharmacy

During our first general body meeting M.A.P.S. members enjoyed a presentation from Larkin Health College of Pharmacy about their program.

MLK Day of Sevice

M.A.P.S. members participate in MLK Day of Service by cleaning and gardening with the neighbors of La Paloma in their community gardens.