On Sunday, March 23rd from 10:30am to 2:30pm the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is hosting an Open House sponsored by the SNMA, which is “dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of under-represented minorities entering and completing medical school” (the quote is taken from the publicity materials for the Open House). The Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) is the undergraduate branch of the SNMA. All populations which are under-represented in the medical profession (by definition that means that there are fewer numbers of these individuals in medicine relative to the number of them in the general population) are invited to attend. The agenda includes sessions on the following:
- Getting Into Medical School
- Visits to the Anatomy and Simulation Labs
- Demonstration of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
To register, send an email to email@example.com prior to March 17th. Free parking is available to participants in the parking garage on the PCOM campus. A boxed lunch will also be provided. Enjoy!
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting