Skip to Login Skip to Content Skip to Secondary Navigation

Welcome to the TCU MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-medical Students) page! We represent the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine SNMA chapter.

MAPS members are considered national Associate members and make up about one third of SNMA's membership. Associate members are eligible for most all SNMA national benefits.Our members are active in all fronts; we are creating diversity and making strides in all aspects of medicine and patient care. SNMA has a great interest in increasing the number of physicians of color entering the workforce and know that our pre-medical students are our future colleagues and successors.

Through community service and dedication to eliminating ethnic health disparities, we strive to provide ourselves and those around us with a larger sense of being. Known for our mentorship and pipeline outreach, SNMA is dedicated to ensuring that the needs of pre-medical students are met.

We are leaders in our communities.

Portal Information

Description

Goals of MAPS:
To provide underrepresented pre-med students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that are both prerequisite & concomitant to professional participation in health care fields

To improve minority student matriculation into all professional health related programs, with an emphasis on medicine

To encourage culturally conscious physicians by increasing awareness of issues that underrepresented communities face

Category

Academic

Organization Mission

Describe the purpose and mission of your proposed organization.

TCU MAPS is under the umbrella of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)'s SNMA chapter. Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

President Name

President/Charter member of an organization must have completed a minimum of one (1) semester (Fall or Spring) at TCU and be in good standing with the University. Good standing is defined in the Student Organizations Handbook under Membership Requirements for Student Organizations.

Maria Ortiz

President Email

Please use valid tcu.edu email addresses

Advisor Name

Advisor must be a full-time TCU faculty, staff or chaplain. Advisor will be contacted to confirm commitment.

DR. LAURA LUQUE

Advisor School Title

(e.g. Professor, Chaplain, etc.)

Instructor I

Advisor Email

Please complete the following form for the organization that you advise.

Membership Requirements

Please list any/all membership requirements and/or qualifications that are expected of new members. Please refer to the Student Organizations Handbook under Memebership Requirements for Student Organizations.

Annual dues shall be paid by all Member Chapters to be considered in good standing by the Region. Regional dues shall total $100 per chapter for chapters with memberships greater than or equal to 10 members or $10 per member for chapters with less than 10 members.

Undergraduate Membership. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester each semester of membership;Have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average;Students must have and maintain 2.0 cumulative grade point average in order to maintain active membership

Membership Dues/Fees

Will your organization require members to pay dues or entrance/initiation fees?

Yes

If yes, please define dues and initiation expenses (include if dues are paid by semester or year)

Annual dues shall be paid by all Member Chapters to be considered in good standing by the Region. Regional dues shall total $100 per chapter for chapters with memberships greater than or equal to 10 members or $10 per member for chapters with less than 10 members.

Membership Selection

How will new members join the organization?

An application & selection process

Membership Selection Timeline

If membership in your organization is an application & selection process, please indicate when you typically select new members? (Check all that apply)

  • Not Applicable