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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE - Denise Della, Bachelors of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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

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 […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE - Andrew Hillman, MD Candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Andrew Hillman, MD Candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College

Andrew Hillman was born at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and  moved to Jamaica, Queens, New York when he was six years old. His parents divorced when he was young so at times he found himself changing schools quite often. Many individuals in similar circumstances note the difficulties in creating friendships and his […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE - Dr. Nina Joy Butler M.D. , Resident Physician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Dr. Nina Joy Butler M.D. , Resident Physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Nina Joy Butler M.D. is the middle child of three and was always the peacemaker of the three.  Though very shy during her early childhood, her parents noticed something different about Nina early on and knew that she would grow up to be something special.  It was therefore second nature to support her dream […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE - Lawrence Brown, Masters of Health Science Candidate at Meharry Medical College

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Lawrence Brown, Masters of Health Science Candidate at Meharry Medical College

Lawrence Brown was born on April 29, 1991 to Dr. Leon and Julie Brown in Stockton, CA. He is the younger of two children; he has an older brother, Leon Brown Jr., who is 23 years old. Lawrence was raised in a very tight knit family and had very supportive parents. His father was a […]