March 5, 2013
Deborah Holland of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students members on a tour of the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center.
MAPS is an undergraduate student organization affiliated with the Student National Medical Association. The WSU MAPS chapter has a direct pipeline to the medical school through the SNMA and the Black Medical Association. The BMA works closely with MAPS to provide mentoring to premedical students and collaborate with the undergraduate group on various events and programs each year.
MAPS supports underrepresented students who wish to achieve goals in the medical field. The group is dedicated to empowering premedical students to become more competitive applicants by providing tools and resources. While developing skills through community service endeavors and learning about medical issues in underserved communities, students become knowledgeable about health disparities.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, led by interim director De’Andrea Wiggins, promotes outreach, mentoring and recruitment of people who represent the diversity of the community in an effort to broaden the availability and diversity of exceptional students who will become tomorrow’s successful physicians.