We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.
Author: Elisabeth KüBler-Ross
Welcome to North Carolina State University's official [M]inority [A]ssociation of [P]re-Health [S]tudent's webpage. The NCSU-MAPS chapter is an academic support group for pre-medical and other pre-health students preparing for professional school. MAPS is dedicated to serving students from medically underserved areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, students from ethnic or racial populations under-represented in health care and also for students who share in our commitment. All pre-health students are welcome to attend the meetings. MAPS membership has specific requirements that must be maintained each semester. Meetings are held twice a month with guest speakers. Community service projects and campus activities are held throughout the semester. Our chapter is a blend of diverse students sharing the same goal.
The mission of North Carolina State University's Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is to guide and assist minority Pre-Medical students in an exploration of professional healthcare careers by coordinating and implementing informational programs, providing helpful academic resources, and organizing volunteer opportunities. MAPS will also strive to create awareness about healthcare disparities among minorities and work towards eradicating them.
"One small step for Pre-Health students, one GIANT leap for healthcare"
MAPS chapters are spread throughout the country at over 150 undergraduate institutions. They are well integrated into SNMA's infrastructure, participating in regional and national events. MAPS chapter are self-governing under the guidance of regional and national bylaws. There are several entities within SNMA dedicated to the needs of pre-medical students.
National Pre-Medical Board Member (PMBM): The PMBM is the national voice and advocate for pre-med students around the nation. The PMBM also chairs the National MAPS Committee. The PMBM can be reached at: email@example.com.
National MAPS Committee: This committee is comprised of both medical and pre-med students who wish to serve SNMA on a national level. The MAPS Committee serves the needs of pre-med students through the initiatives of both the PMBM and the National President.
Regional MAPS Liaison: The MAPS Liaison is the number one contact for MAPS chapters. SNMA is divided into 10 regions each of which has at least one MAPS Liaison. Pre-med students and MAPS chapters should maintain a close relationship with their Liaisons as they serve as primary advocates for pre-meds and as the main advisors to MAPS Chapters.
Would you like to become a Member of NCSU-MAPS? If so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details! If you've already contacted the Director Of Membership, click 'Join NOW' to register!
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[FALL 2008- SPRING 2009]
•Purpose: To provide underrepresented pre-health students with knowledge, skills, and experience that are both prerequisite and concomitant to professional participation in health care fields
· Fall Semester
§ 64 Registered Members
· 41 Pre-Med
· 11 Pre-Dental
· 3 Pre-Vet
· 4 Pre-Pharm
· 5 Other
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§ 33 Active (Paid Members)
· 15 Pre-Med
· 7 Pre-Dental
· 1 Pre-Vet
· 1 Pre-Pharm
· 9 Other
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§ 2 National Members
FR= 00 ; SO=00 ; JR=01 ; SR= 01
· Spring Semester
§ 67 Registered Members
· 41 Pre-Med
· 14 Pre-Dental
· 3 Pre-Vet
· 4 Pre-Pharm
· 5 Other
· 18 Active Members
· 1 National Member
Officers: Maritza T. Adonis –President/Founder, Anthony Kulukulualani—1st Co-President, John Campbell Jr—2nd Co-President, Destiny Wilson—Vice President, Camia McCorkle---Director of Membership, Jessica Waters—Recording Secretary, Zainab Riyami---Corresponding Secretary, Alex Holloway—Treasurer, Brianca German---Service Chair, Raven Cowan---MCAT Prep Chair, Muhammed Khan---Programs Chair, Zane Chead-Agril-Life Rep, Danica Grainger—Presidential Liaison
· Service NC State
· Shack-A-Thon—donated $100 Prostrate Cancer Walk
· NC State Fair
· Minority Career Fair
· Hemophilia Walk
· Diabetes Walk
· Take Back the Night
· Toys for Tots-YMCA
· Alpha Phi Alpha Christmas Wrapping Party
· Wolfpack Welcome Week
· Back to School Jam
· 2008 Organization Fair
· Women in Leadership Development Conference
* Financial Aid Workshop
* All Knight Bash (MAPS Jeopardy)
* National Latino Aids Awareness Day (NLAAD)
· Elections 101: From Practice to Policy
· SNMA Fall Affair
· Dental Impressions
Officers: Maritza T. Adonis—President, Shonteisha Speight—Vice President, Paulina Tran—Chief Secretary, Jasmine Wilson—Historian/Webmaster, SNMA Liaison---Patricia Riad, SNDA Liaison---Chanel Neal
· National Healthy Weight Week (JAN 2009) – in order to increase weight awareness, random students were selected to participate in what we called the “Atrium Challenge”. Each participants’ initial weight was recorded. They were then instructed to eat as much as they could in the Atrium. Their final weight was recorded. If they gained 2 lbs. they were awarded with a $20 gift card to the Health Foods Store. In the end, a total of 5 gift cards were awarded.
· National Children’s Dental Health Month (FEB 2009) - donated toothbrush and toothpaste to local free health clinic: Dental Health Community Center.
· National Mental Retardation Month Bake Sale (MARCH 2009)—held Bake Sale on brickyard in which all proceeds went to NC State’s Disabilities Office
· National Doctor’s Day (MARCH 2009) -- day to recognize physicians for all their hardwork. We decided to appreciate the Physicians in our Health Clinic with certificates, roses, pins, and baked goods
Polly Watson to me
Hello Maritza, I just wanted to thank you for the flower and certificate on Doctors day. Best wishes to you in your pursuit of a career in medicine.
Sincerely, Polly Watson, MD
Jerry Barker to me
Maritza, I was not at Student Health Services on March 30 but I have received your letter and heard that the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students left roses for our physicians that day, in honor of National Doctor's Day. That is very thoughtful of you and the organization, and I'm sure greatly appreciated by our physicians. We have an excellent physician staff who work extremely hard for our students. Express my thanks to MAPS !
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Student Health Services
Carolyn Garrett-Piggott to me
Dear Maritza and the members of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, Thank you so much for remembering us at Student Health on Doctor's Day. The Certificate of Appreciation, badges, roses and cookies were so thoughtful.
Thank you again.
Carolyn Garrett-Piggott, M.D
· Hampton University Pre-Medical Conference- an opportunity to gain exposure to other out-of-state professional schools and to mingle with nearby MAPS Chapters.CHANGE: INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MINORITIES IN MEDICINE, BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
· Affiliated with:
o Student National Medical Association
o Student National Dental Association
o Student National Pharmaceutical Association
· Participated in:
o 8 University Community Events
o 2 Health Conferences
· Collaborated with:
o 12 Student Organizations
o 11 Community Organizations
· Donated to:
o 3 Student Organizations
o 3 Community Organizations