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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
They tell you about the studying. They tell you about the long nights. They even start telling you about the lives you’re going to potentially save. In the months leading up to medical school, everyone has something to tell you. The neighbor next door, the relative you’ve never talked to before, even the guy who’s […]
I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Denise Della, Bachelors of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Denise Della was born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. She was raised by parents that emigrated from the Philippines. Denise is the youngest of two siblings, Michelle who is 26 years old and Chris who is 28 years old. Although Denise lived on a beautiful and tropical island of Maui, she […]
The Freshmen Ten – 10 Essential Tips for Premedical Students by: Jonathan Ryan Batson, National Vice-Chairperson of the SNMA Publications Committee / Junior Editor of the JSNMA The freshmen “10”, in the traditional sense is about the extra 10 pounds that students get during their busy time acclimating to the rigors of their first […]
Doctors met minority high school students to invite them to consider a career in medicine. Derrick Jones, a sophomore at Ballou Senior High School, said that he was grateful for the support of the volunteer doctors. He said they were committed to helping him get to where he wants to go in life. Jones spoke […]