Multicultural Association of Prehealth Students (MAPS)
President: Elisa Harrison
The United States population is diverse in many aspects such as socioeconomic background, cultural beliefs, ethnicity, religion, and traditions to name a few. It is therefore imperative that current and aspiring healthcare professionals aim to further their understanding of these different backgrounds in order to provide the best care for their patients. For this reason, it is the mission of the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) to provide a community for our members where they are able to explore, better understand, and grow cultural humility in the various backgrounds that make up the patient and healthcare professional populations. Additionally, MAPS' mission is to uplift and highlight opportunities for pre-health students of underrepresented backgrounds, to help decrease the disparity of minority representation in the healthcare field.
In order to promote this mission, we provide service opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical, every day of the week so that our members can give back to the Waco community as well as experience personal growth alongside their peers. Furthermore, we invite healthcare professionals as guest speakers to share their experiences and promote discussion regarding various healthcare issues. MAPS also offers academic and professionalism workshops, shadowing opportunities, and socials so that you can make amazing friends and bond with those who share the same aspirations as you! Additionally, we offer a mission trip to the Dominican Republic during Spring Break so that members can serve in a different environment while also developing close relationships with each other and with the people that they are serving. We are a nationally recognized chapter by our medical school affiliate organization, Student National Medical Association (SNMA). As a result, we give our members the opportunity to attend a conference hosted by SNMA which allows us to network with medical schools and medical students. We welcome students of all pre-health tracks, and we look forward to meeting you and hopefully welcoming you into our tight-knit community! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!
Contact our president, Elisa Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining or would like more information about MAPS. More information can also be found on our website: http://www.baylormaps.org.