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Student Groups

Graduate Biomedical Student Association (GBSA)

All students enrolled in degree programs, i.e. matriculated, at RowanGSBS are considered members in the Graduate Biomedical Student Association. The group's objectives are to cultivate interest in the biomedical sciences and to encourage mutual assistance, social involvement, and other activities vital to a wholesome environment for graduate studies.

The Graduate Biomedical Student Association (GBSA) includes all matriculated students and provides them with a forum to discuss issues relating to student affairs and graduate student education. The GBSA proper (mostly doctoral students) organizes trips to local scientific meetings, invites guest lecturers, and provides new doctoral students with mentors to help them adjust to life as a graduate student. In addition, the GBSA sponsors social events including bowling nights and trips to local amusement parks and sporting events to unite the doctoral student community.

The GBSA also has affiliate groups, as described below. These groups are comprised of masters and certificate students who typically have different career goals than the research-minded doctoral students.

GBSA Officers:
President:George Godsey
Vice President: Edward Retzbach
Treasurer: Brandon Trainor
Secretary: Vincent Manna

Contact: gbsa@rowan.edu

GBSA Constitution

 

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students is a national organization that exists as individual self-governing bodies of students organized into chapters that overall seek to support the endeavors of ambitious pre-medical students under the guidance of regional and national bylaws.

Mission

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students is a national organization that exists as individual self-governing bodies of students organized into chapters that overall seek to support the endeavors of ambitious pre-medical students under the guidance of regional and national bylaws.

What's it like to be a member?

MAPS provides its members with opportunities to aid in the advancement of their professional career and become more involved in the community. Members are able to participate in the Big/Little program with medical students from the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Educational events include workshops guided toward topics such as the processes of applying to medical school and interviewing, MCAT, and other topics that meet the needs of our student body. We also work with our parent organization, Student National Medical Association (SNMA), at SOM to give insight on their personal experiences as medical students and their journeys to becoming them through panels at general body meetings.

We also participate in various community service events throughout the semester. Past community service events included cooking at the Gift of Life Family House for families awaiting organ transplants. We also participated in the Breast Cancer Walk and Family Fun Day for children in the Camden area.

A general body meeting is held at the beginning of each semester in order to welcome students and discuss our mission and what we have planned for the semester.

Current MAPS Officers

President: Yessica Manzo
Vice President: Steve Williams
Secretary: Victoria Christopher
Treasurer: Melinda Seide
Historian: Motolani Oyetunde
Social Chair: Basma Malik
Class Representatives: Marjorie Cadestin and Ovie Enaohwo

Contact: GSBSMAPS@rowan.edu

MAPS Bylaws