Ekene Ajufo was born in Nigeria, but moved shortly after birth and spent some of her childhood all around the world. When her parents settled in the United States, she gained early experience in the medical field. Her father, a pediatrician going through residency. Her mother, a practicing registered nurse. In […]
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Click here to find the MAPS Minutes “Spring Edition” April 2014 Issue Dear MAPS Family, It is hard to believe that the academic year has come to a close in the 50th administration of the Student National Medical Association with the theme, “50 Years, One Mission Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The MAPS & […]
2013-2014 Membership Award Winners Premedical Scholarship Symone Jordan, Bowie State University, Region VI Symone has volunteered with the Mentoring to Manhood Program, helping students to prepare for standardized tests. She is also a participant in the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship program. She is the Vice President of her MAPS chapter and currently pursuing a BS in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michael Harrell was born in a small, country town in Texas, named Huntsville. It is about 45 minutes from Houston. His mother met his father while she was working at a McDonald’s that he was managing. They got married, produced Michael, and were divorced soon thereafter. Michael has a sister who is 5 years […]
My first day as a surgery intern scared me half to death. I walked out of the hospital wondering how I would survive a year, let alone care for my patients. I arrived at 6 a.m., ready to shadow the intern I was going to replace. He was in the trauma bay helping resuscitate a […]