The Emory University School of Medicine chapter of Kidney MAPS, sponsored by the Division of Renal Medicine, held its third health fair of the year on Friday, August 28 in Edison, Georgia. Students assisted health care providers in a free clinic to screen patients for diabetes and hypertension.
Kidney MAPS (Mentoring and Assessment Program for Students) was established by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to promote interest in nephrology careers through student-organized community screening programs that identify people at risk for kidney disease in medically underserved communities. Each chapter is supported by practicing nephrologists who volunteer their time and mentor medical students.
The goal of Kidney MAPS is to recruit and mentor the next generation of nephrologists early in their careers by showing students the risk factors for chronic kidney disease, the effects of kidney disease on public health, and the increasing need for medical professionals to help combat it.
For more information on Kidney MAPS, please contact Assistant Professor Jason Cobb, MD (Division of Renal Medicine).
• Kidney Action Day 2015 flyer
• Kidney Action Day 2015 volunteer waiver
• Emory Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine
• American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
• ASN Kidney Week 2015
• American Kidney Fund
• Emory University Department of Medicine
• Emory University School of Medicine