MAPS is aimed at increasing the number of minority health care providers, reducing health disparities through support, education and outreach, as well as serving students from medically underserved areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students from ethnic or racial populations under-represented in health care.

Tomesha’s words of advice: “Time is everything in college. Make use of your time. Whether it is in class, the library, your dorm room, or even the dinning halls, be mindful of how much time you spend on the numerous activities of your day. Losing track of time could cause unwanted stress that could interfere with your studies.”