Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) is a nationally recognized organization under the larger organization SNMA (Student National Medical Association)  open to all undergraduate classifications of Pre-medical  related track minorities. Pre-Medical related tracks include but not limited to: Pre-Medical, Pre­-Pharmacy, Nursing, PT/OT, Exercise Science, Optometry, Neurology, etc. The scripted goals from section 2 of our constitution:

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

This organization is an avenue of connecting pre-medical related minorities on campus while providing various opportunities that will aid in acceptance into a professional health school. By joining this organization, students will have opportunities such as shadowing, research, scholarships, and networking with local professionals and academic deans.

Officers for 2019-2020

President:  Bryana Terrell

Vice President: Keasha Griffin

Treasurer:  Luci Strong

Secretary: Kayla Woodson

Recruitment and Retention Chair: Re’Kia Fairley

Historian/Community Service Chair:  Chelsea Carter

Advisors:  Sovent Taylor/Yamika Banks/Nicole Ashpole

For more Information on joining:

Please visit us on our:

MSync Page

Facebook Page

Instagram & Twitter: @Olemissmaps

Email us:

Spring Meeting Dates

All meetings are in Pharmacy Building: Thad Cochran 1044 at 5:30 P.M.

February 4, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 3, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 14, 2020

April 28, 2020