2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

  Dear LMSA and SNMA,   Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Chelsea Friedman, Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Florida International University.

    Chelsea grew up in a middle class neighborhood in Central Jersey.  The daughter of first generation college graduates, she is of Russian descent.  Her parents, who moved from New York City to raise their family, worked hard to provide her and her three sisters with a decent quality of life.  Although growing up […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Harold Gomez, MD Candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School

       Harold Gomez grew up in a part of Havana, Cuba, called Old Havana. Despite the limited resources in this part of the city, it was a wonderful place to grow up that was full of historical, cultural and artistic gems. Harold has warm memories of exploring the city as a child. His […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]

MAPS Minutes Winter 2013 – Holiday Edition

As the first half of the academic year has come to a close, we reflect with the “Holiday Edition” of the MAPS Minutes to give our pre-medical /pre-health membership a publication with interesting articles, list of opportunities, and some National MAPS webinars focused on MCAT preparation, etc. In this issue, we learn about the community service […]

Blackness, Fear and Health

Blackness, Fear and Health By: Hazael Ajayi, Master of  Biomedical Sciences Candidate 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine   You heard of driving while black but have you heard of exercising while black? You can run, but you cannot hide from how the awareness of blackness can have an impact on health.  A few weeks […]

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