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 2023-2024

Co- President: Destini Jackson

Co-President: Rod’Kendrick Harrison

Vice President: Jamiya Mason

Secretary: Savannah White

C0-Recruitment and Retention Chair: Tyler Gavin

Co-Recruitment and Retention Chair: Krishunda Joiner

Treasurer:  Jasmine Butler

Community Service Chairman/Secretary: Alexis Lewis

Historian: Arimmie Terry


Advisor:  Dr. Sovent Taylor


For more Information on joining:

Please visit us on our:

The Forum Page

Facebook Page

Instagram & Twitter: @Olemissmaps

Email us:


Fall 2023 General Body Meeting Dates: