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1 MAPS: 101 What you should know Student National Medical Association Updated August 2009

2 MAPS vs PMED protocol Minority Association of Premedical Students – Undergraduate and post-bac student-run chapter that extends the mission of SNMA to the premedical arena. MAPS chapters are to be affiliated with a SNMA chapter who will carry out the PMED protocol. Pre-medical Minority Enrichment & Development – SNMA chapter initiative that provides outreach to premedical students through mentoring, academic programs, etc. what med school chapters do for undergrads

3 SNMA Administrative Structure House of Delegates Board of Directors Regions Local Chapters

4 MAPS Structure Premedical Board Member Regional MAPS Liaisons MAPS National Committee MAPS chapters

5 MAPS National Committees 2010 National Conference National Leadership Institute Scholarship & Fundraising Academic Development and Tour for Diversity Membership, Communication, and Technology

6 Goal of MAPS: To provide underrepresented pre-med students with knowledge, skills, and experience that are both prerequisite & concomitant to professional participation in health care fields To improve minority matriculation into all professional health related programs, with an emphasis on medicine To encourage culturally conscious physicians by increasing awareness of issues that underrepresented communities face

7 MAPS member benefits: SNMA National & Regional Conferences Journal of the SNMA Hotel discounts Partnerships w/ corporations International Health Opportunities Research Forums So You Want to Be a Doctor booklet Practice MCAT material Princeton Review discounts SNMA scholarships Mentoring and networking opportunities!!

8 Regional Maps Liaisons Goals and expectations... Be a resource for your regional MAPS chapters Be an active member on the National MAPS committee Turn in quarterly reports promptly Actively participate in phone conferences Develop a regional MAPS conference

9 MAPS Agenda for 2009-10: Improve communication between the MAPS Liaison and individual chapters Increasing the connection of MAPS chapters to one another Intentional outreach to pre-medical students about preferred conference sessions and resources

10 Region 1 California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska Region 2 Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas Region 3 Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana Region 4 Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Caribbean Region 8 Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware Region 7 Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Region 10 Kentucky, Tennessee Region 6 District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia Region 9 New Jersey, New York Region 5 Ohio, Indiana, Michigan

11 Current Region II MAPS Chapters SchoolChapter EmailPresident 1. Carleton Collegecarletonmaps@yahoo.comYana Antonio 2. Chicago State Universitycsu_maps@yahoo.comAmanda Timmons 3. Kansas 4. Macalister College Michela Bolla 5. Northwestern 6. Saint Louis 7. Southern Illinois 8. University of Chicagosnma-mapsboard@listhost.uchicago.eduZainab Raji 9. University of Illinois @ Chicagomaps_uic@yahoo.comTamkeen 10.University of MinnesotaMaps@umn.eduIsmahr Mondal 11. University of Missouri, ColumbiaMAPS_mizzou@yahoo.comVanessa Evoh 12. Washington Universitybpm.wustl@gmail.comVictor Ekuta 13. University of Wisconsin-Madisonuwmadisonmaps@yahoo.comJazzmyne Dickens 14. University of Nebraska @ Omahasiucpmed@yahoo.comJanelle Butler

12 OUR GOALS!!! Presidents workshop Work with SNMA advisors Will they be the advisor for MAPS as well If not any suggestions of advisors Work with schools Minority Student affairs office

13 Get organized Identify students interested in starting a MAPS Chapter Select advisor Advisor name & email Contact SNMA chapter closest to you Chapter president name & email Local MAPS liaison name & email Contacting Registered student organization group for info of how to make chapter official

14 Get recognized Follow university rules to be a recognized chapter on campus Have at least 2 Associate members of SNMA ($15 per year, $25 for 2 years) SNMA Membership Form – due Nov. 15th Register with SNMA National Headquarters annually MAPS Chapter Registration Form – due Feb. 1st of each year We must have at least one form with the school seal on file

15 Get linked Establish yahoo email account ( Contact MAPS liaison for your region ( If you are unable to contact them, please check with the PMBM for info Contact Regional Director for your region for regional certification ( Your RD must submit a regional certification to HQ once on your behalf Contact Premedical Board Member ( Send all information from Chapter Registration form for documentation (except registrar info)…especially the contact information and advisor info Sign up for snmamapsgroup (via Yahoo!)…PMBM will provide more details

16 Get active! Elect MAPS executive committee members Plan activities Participate in SNMA Community Service Protocols

17 Starting a new MAPS Chapter: Get organized! Identify students interested in starting a MAPS Chapter Select advisor Contact neighboring SNMA chapter Although MAPS chapters outnumber the SNMA chapters, we encourage each MAPS Chapter to be affiliated with a SNMA Chapter

18 Active vs. Inactive Chapters Active chapters: Have minimum of two (2) SNMA Associate Members Have submitted a completed packet that includes a Chapter Update Form that was submitted after the last National Conference and before Feb. 1 st of the upcoming year. Have been presented to the HOD by their RD/Chair and are chartered by majority vote. May vote for the Premedical Board Member one year after attainment of Chartered status provided all other requirements are met – one (1) vote per chapter. Are eligible for Chapter of the Year, Scholarships, etc. Inactive Chapters: Can carry out all of the standard roles of a MAPS Chapter (i.e. community service, MAPS chapter events) Can continue to receive correspondence from national level but are not allowed to vote or apply for exclusive scholarships or awards.

19 Maintaining a Chapter: Annual submission of Chapter Charter Application/Update Form Available at At least 1 form with School Seal must be on file at headquarters 2 SNMA Associate Members at all times Submit two (2) quarterly Chapter Reports by Feb. 1st to PMBM & RML Dates for submission: Jan. 15 th, April 15 th, July 15 th, Oct 15 th Available at Maintain current and active mailing address & chapter email account Participate in at least one (1) regional event or meeting, not including National Conference

20 Chapter Charter Application/Update Form: This form must be submitted ANNUALLY by February 1 st ! Be sure youve completed everything…it doesnt count if its missing information. Find this form at Be sure that at least 1 form with your School Seal is on file at Headquarters!! If youre unsure, email or contact Headquarters…

21 Regional Certification This form must be submitted by February 1 st for all new chapters to be eligible for charter. Current chapters need not submit this if there is one on file for them at HQ. The form can be found on the national website:

22 QUESTIONS? Thank you for your attention!

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