MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) is a nationally recognized organization under the larger organization SNMA (Student National Medical Association) open to all undergraduate classifications of Pre-medical related track minorities. Pre-Medical related tracks include but not limited to: Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing, PT/OT, Exercise Science, Optometry, Neurology, etc. The scripted goals from section 2 of our constitution:
- To provide underrepresented pre-med students with knowledge, skills, and experience that are both prerequisite and concomitant to professional participation in health care fields
- To improve minority student matriculation into all professional health related programs, with an emphasis on medicine
- To encourage culturally conscious physicians by increasing awareness of issues that underrepresented communities face
This organization is an avenue of connecting pre-medical related minorities on campus while providing various opportunities that will aid in acceptance into a professional health school. By joining this organization, students will have opportunities such as shadowing, research, scholarships, and networking with local professionals and academic deans.