Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

Academic - LAS, Academic - Pre-Professional, Multicultural


The Minority Association for Pre-Health Students is a student organization encompassing the Minority Association for Pre-Medical students which is affiliated to the Student National Medical Association with the addition of other health fields to encourage interprofessional education. The Minority Association for Pre-Medical students is a nationally recognized organization that strives to increase representation of minorities in the health fields. Big components of this organization include community service, mentoring and outreach. The intention of this student organization is to increase the exposure of underrepresented and/or underserved students to the health fields, bring in mentors such as doctors to come and talk to us students and to develop leaders in the Iowa State community that will work towards eliminating ethnic health disparities in the near future.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File MAPSConstitution.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 30
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members ISU Student in Good Standing
Allowed Officers ISU Student in Good Standing/ Preferably Pre-Health
Membership Qualifications ISU Student in Good Standing who believe in the purpose of the organization: decreasing health disparities in underserved communities.
Membership Restrictions Must be an ISU student
Elections/Selection Elections are held at the end of the Spring Semester. Officers serve for a total of one academic year.
Meetings Meetings are biweekly and are announced through email.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Bi-weekly meetings are held during the semesters. Our club will invite healthcare professionals from medical schools or local practices to come to club meetings to share their experiences and information about medical schools. Additionally, a detailed process of medical school admission will be provided by the club. During meetings, students are also exposed to resources that could help them successfully apply to professional school.

Description of Special Events

We travel to National and Regional Conferences (AMEC and others).