February 27, 2016

CHWAR was very honored to be invited to discuss Health Disparities with the Minority Association of Pre Med Students MAPS at the U of R 

WHAT IS MAPS? 

The Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) is a pre-medical chapter of The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and a pipeline organization sponsored by the University of Rochester SNMA. It is an undergraduate organization that embodies the interest of underserved and underrepresented minority pre-health students. MAPS is an organization that aims to provide students historically underrepresented in medicine with the tools and resources necessary to become competitive applicants to their respective health professional fields. Some of the unique benefits of being a member of Rochester MAPS are that members are exposed to unique leadership opportunities and get to be a part of the yearly regional and national conferences. Additionally, they are exposed to some community service opportunities, get to improve on their networking skills with medical students, physicians, medical school admissions officers and many more. To sum up, the purpose of MAPS is to encourage academic achievement, emotional maturity, an understanding of a career in medicine, communication skills and leadership in underrepresented students.  Contact Information: rochestermaps@gmail.com