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New campus organization established for underrepresented students pursuing careers in health professions

Kendra Parker and Tyrique RichardsonIn collaboration with Earlham’s Center for Global Health, two students have established a new organization in support of underrepresented students pursuing careers in health professions.

Kendra Parker ’21 and Tyrique Richardson ’21 are president and vice president, respectively, of Earlham’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS), a program of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

“This organization is different than other existing clubs on campus that support minority students,” says Richardson, a Biochemistry major from Brooklyn, New York. “This club is geared toward nurturing students’ academic and personal pursuits. We want to mentor students of color in the hopes of increasing the number of minority applicants to medical school and the number of minority physicians serving the region around campus.”