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Educate, Elevate & Empower - MAPS Conference Project

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Support MAPS in attending the the Annual Medical Education Conference 2023!

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) is a national organization with the mission of increasing the pipeline of minorities in medicine. One of over 250 national chapters, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) chapter of MAPS strives to uphold this very mission through the provision of skills workshops, community-building programs and mentorship. Forming at the university in 2019, MAPS has created a community on campus of passionate pre-health professionals driven to promote health equity and address the medical needs of all communities. 

Yearly, MAPS members benefit from opportunities to motivate and empower them along their journey into health care fields. Yet, opportunities are limited to local and regional experiences, which often do not include national pre-health resources. This year, we are asking for support to send members to the Annual Medical Education Conference, which will be held from April 5th to April 9th in Hartford, CT. The conference is the largest gathering of underrepresented minority medical and premedical students across the United States and the Caribbean. It is truly a premier experience that will catapult MAPS members to become clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious health professionals.

By attending the conference, not only will MAPS members be representing USM, but they will also gain the unique opportunity to network with colleagues, physicians, medical school/residency program representatives and partners from all over the country. Such connections will increase their competitiveness for health programs and contribute to their overall success in their future careers. 

Taylor Carter, MAPS member, learning various sutures during a MAPS Suturing Clinic at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine.

MAPS members attend a  STOP THE BLEED® workshop at Forrest General Hospital. The workshop is designed to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively.

Brooke Anderson, MAPS member, attending a clinical simulation lab at MAPS Day, hosted by William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Diversity.

Outreach Chairs, Kamiya Givan and Katelyn Cartwright, teaching the importance of dental hygiene at Surehouse Learning Center.

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The Founders

MAPS at Southern Miss started with a small group of students dedicated to assisting underrepresented and/or minority students pursuing careers in health. They represent the start of this wonderful organization. Thus, this gift is to honor the first Executive Board Members.


The Beginning

The year MAPS was founded at Southern Miss.


The Heart of MAPS

Give in honor of our outreach programs, which embody the passion to contribute to medicine and aim to give back to the Pinebelt community.


The Mind of MAPS

Give to honor and celebrate the hard work and dedication of Executive Board Members behind the programming of MAPS at USM.


The Soul of MAPS

Give to honor and uplift the driven visionaries of MAPS and the future of medicine, our wonderful MAPS members.


Conference Registration

This amount represents the cost of conference registration for one member.



This amount represents the cost of one plane ticket for a MAPS member to travel to the conference.


Hotel Room Stay

This amount represents the cost for one hotel room during the duration of the conference.


Educate, Elevate, & Empower

This amount is the estimated cost of one MAPS member to attend the conference