Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.)
The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a pipeline program sponsored by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) chapter of SUNY Geneseo is a student based organization which seeks to increase the knowledge of both members and the wider campus community regarding issues of health disparities both in the U.S. and abroad. The Geneseo MAPS chapter is affiliated with the SNMA of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. The pre-medical section of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) represents future underrepresented minority medical students. Associate Members of SNMA attend undergraduate institutions and constitute a large percentage of SNMA membership body. MAPS - SNMA members are active in all fronts: creating diversity and making large steps in all aspects of medicine and patient care. SNMA has a great interest in increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians entering the workforce and know that pre-medical students are our future colleagues and successors.
Through their community service and their dedication to eliminating ethnic health disparities, the Geneseo MAPS chapter strives to provide its members and those within the wider community with a larger sense of being in relationship to healthcare disparities both locally and abroad. Through its connect to the local SNMA chapter at the University of Rochester, and through its affiliation with the national SNMA, the Genseo MAPS chapter serves as a vehicle and as a beacon of light to the many pre-medical students who struggle to compete academically, and hopes to make each step easier for those who come after them. They also strive to assist members in recognizing their role as leaders in their communities and in their role as voices of reason and change for health care disparities.
In the spirit of mentorship and outreach to their peers, the SUNY Geneseo Chapter of MAPS, in conjunction with SNMA is dedicated to ensuring that the needs of pre-medical students are met. For more information regarding the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), please click here.