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:

Treasurer:  Luci Strong

Risk Manager:  Kayla Woodson

Community Service Chair:  Chelsea Carter

Event Chair/Social Chair:  Re’Kia Fairley

Recruitment and Retention Chair:  Jaylen Hallmon

Historian:  Aurielle Fowler

Advisors:  Yamika Banks & Kaylee Holmes

For more Information on joining:

Please visit us on our:

MSync Page

Facebook Page

Instagram & Twitter: @Olemissmaps

Email us:

Fall Meeting Dates

All meetings are in Pharmacy Building: Thad Cochran 1044 at 6:00 P.M.

September 3, 2019

September 17, 2019

October 29, 2018

November 12, 2019