Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a multicultural pre-health organization. As a student group, M.A.P.S. serves as a pipeline and mentorship program to bridge gaps for underrepresented students who wish to enter medical school, or other health-related fields. M.A.P.S. provides knowledge, skills, and experience for students with aspirations of entering a health-related profession. While our primary focus is preparation for medical school, participation in our professional development programs and community service such mock interviews and health fairs can be equally beneficial to all. M.A.P.S is Barry’s newest pre-health student organization (established in fall 2011) and has members from both undergraduate (Biology, Chemistry, Nursing) and graduate (Biomedical Sciences) programs. Membership is open to all students who are interested in gaining clinical experience and medical school insight, regardless of your area of study.

MAPS Board April 2014

MAPS e-board, fall 2015

In the past academic year (2014-2015) MAPS has organized or participated in many meaningful activities:

MAPS organized/hosted:

  • 3rd Annual Kickball fundraiser for AHA with Lambda Theta Phi and other student organizations
  • CPR Training provided by One Beat CPR
  • 2nd Annual Pink Campus Day benefiting the American Cancer Society
  • 2nd Annual MAPS mixer with MD, MD/MPH, DO, DPM, PA students from UM, Nova, and Barry
  • First-year experience in medical school presentation from Barry alum
  • Ongoing Campus-wide Box Tops for Education Drive with CCSI
  • Medical school application tips from MAPS alum
  • The International Medical School Experience (co-sponsored by AMSA)
  • Diversity Dialogues: Haitian Culture and Healthcare

MAPS participated in:

  • 2014 Miami-Dade Heart Walk
  • 2014 Barry Miniconference: The Promise and Peril of Personalized Medicine
  • Little Haiti Health Fair (served as Creole translators)
  • Hialeah Health Fair (served as Spanish translators)
  • Founder's Week
  • 2015 MLK Day of Service
  • Liberty City Health Fair
  • Career Symposium, University of Miami

2013/2014 activities

2012/2013 activities


Contact us at: BarryMAPS@gmail.com

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