Multicultural Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS)
Formerly, the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (1999-2009)
The Multicultural Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) is an academic support group that motivates, encourages, and prepares premedical students (undergraduates, post-baccalaureate or graduate students) for applying to medical school. Students from minority groups or under-served areas are provided mentors, shadowing opportunities, community service involvement, premedical resource materials, and additional academic guidance to enhance them as they become competitive medical school applicants. The ultimate goal of MAPS is to increase the number of competitive medical school applicants and to diversify medical school enrollment and the health professional workforce.
The Minority Association of Premedical Students is the associate chapter of the Student National Medical Association. University of Louisville SNMA members provide mentoring and support for MAPS members.
For more information on MAPS, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
This innovative six-week summer academic enrichment program engages 80 scholars from across the country n Science Academic Enrichment; Medical & Dental Career Development; Personal Development including Oral Hygiene and Understanding the Valuing SELF & Others; Health Disparity Overview & Discussions; Learning Skills Orientation; Written & Oral Communication Development; Clinical Experience; and Financial Planning Orientation. SMDEP at UofL introduces prospective professional school scholars to the academic realities of medical and dental education. Our hallmark activity is a three credit-hour course entitled, "Introduction to Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences", with tuition paid by the program. Young scholars participating in this course experience a new way of integrating and applying the basic sciences utilizing team-based medical/dental applications. Scholars leave the program with a new level of enthusiasm and motivation to do well in the upper-level science courses and increased chances of obtaining their goal of becoming a health care professional.
This year's SMDEP Program convenes June 2 - July 12, 2013. Applications material and program details now available at the SMDEP website. (Click here to be taken to www.smdep.org)
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MCAT/DAT Training Conference for Undergraduates
Students, after completion of two years of college, may participate in a summer residential program to assist them in preparation for the MCAT or DAT. Students participate in small group, interactive sessions focusing on MCAT or DAT preparation. Weekly supervised practice test sessions are conducted. In addition, a library of preparation materials is available from the Office for Minority & Rural Affairs. Special instructions in essay writing, application preparation, and interview techniques are also provided. Tours, demonstrations, and lectures are arranged at the medical and dental schools. Participants are also assisted with volunteer and research opportunities.
This year's MCAT Review Summer Workshop will be held May 28, 2013 - June 25, 2013. All application materials must be received by March 1, 2013.
PLEASE MAIL ALL MCAT APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Office of Minority & Rural Affairs
Abell Administration Building, Room 502
323 E. Chestnut St., Louisville Kentucky 40202
Attn: MCAT-DAT Review Summer Workshop
Please choose the correct application to submit:
If you are a Kentucky Resident, - click here to view the application
If you are a Non-Kentucky Resident, then click here to view the application
Medical School Admission Counseling
All Kentucky minority students taking the MCAT and/or applying to the School of Medicine are contacted individually, advised and counseled by staff, and provided supplemental information regarding admission and financial aid. Participants in the high school and college program activities are periodically surveyed to determine their current career interests.
The entire staff of the Office for Minority & Rural Affairs is involved in applicant development. Students encountered at various points along the pathway are advised and assisted with choice of courses, preparation of personal statement, development of mentoring relationships, appropriate volunteer and shadowing activities, and preparation for the standardized test.