Student National Medical Association (SNMA) was founded in 1964 as a sub-division of the (NMA) after recognizing the need to give active support to medical students and encourage them in their pursuit of careers as physicians. The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) represent the undergraduate and post-bac student-run chapters that extend the mission of SNMA and NMA: increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing health professional schools. Texas Southern University chapter of SNMA-MAPS attended AMEC for the third time. SNMA 54thAnnual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) took place on March-28 to April 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Our MAPS chapter was able to take 20 students fully funded including travel, registration and hotel costs thanks to the support of Texas Southern University’s College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (COSET). This event allowed us to be exposed to diverse career opportunities, network with medical representatives, and build professional and academic skills. This event included many schools such as University of Chicago, Vanderbilt Medical School, Meharry Medical School, Howard Medical School, Harvard Medical School just to name a few.
Contributed by: Dr. A. Sodipe and K.Kalifa