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

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

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

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

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 […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Michael Harrell, MD Candidate at Boston University School of Medicine

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Michael Harrell, MD Candidate at Boston University School of Medicine

   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 […]

New surgery intern reflects on first month: ‘The hardest 31 days of my life’

New surgery intern reflects on first month: ‘The hardest 31 days of my life’

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 […]

Should Medical School Last Just 3 Years?

Should Medical School Last Just 3 Years?

Sandwiched between three mind-numbing years of basic science courses and hospital rotations and the lockdown years of residency training, the fourth year of medical school has long been a welcome respite for future doctors. It is the only time in their medical education when students have few requirements and a plethora of elective course offerings […]

MAPS Minutes for Fall 2013 has been Published!!!

MAPS Minutes for Fall 2013 has been Published!!!

The MAPS Minutes is back to publication. The MAPS Minutes is the voice of the pre-medical & pre-health student membership of the Student National Medical Association. It is focused on all thing pre-medical as a way to focus on issues relating to premed life ranging from personal statement  tips, AMCAS / AACOMAS applications services, professional […]

Get Published in the Journal of the Student National Medical  Association (JSNMA) for our  Winter 2013 / Spring 2014 Editions.

Get Published in the Journal of the Student National Medical Association (JSNMA) for our Winter 2013 / Spring 2014 Editions.

The Journal of the Student National Medical Association is looking for original submissions from National SNMA members  (associate and active members) for their upcoming JSNMA issue and jsnma.org! Medical/Public Health submissions preferred; exceptional non-medical/health submissions will be  considered as well. *You must be paid national member to be published!!! Winter 2013 JSNMA Edition would be […]

Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit

Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit

When I introduce myself as a physician who left clinical practice, non-physicians ask me why I left. They’re generally intrigued that someone who sacrificed many years and many dollars for medical training would then change her mind. But physicians, almost universally, never ask me why I left. Instead, they ask me how. They call and […]