The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.


About the Annual APAMSA National Conference

Every year, the National Conference brings together medical students from all across the country to focus on challenges faced by the API community regarding healthcare. It is a chance to meet and hear from healthcare leaders in the communities, as well as formulate new ideas on how to face such challenges. The goal of the National Conferences is to allow participating medical students to makes connections and work together to promote understanding of the unique challenges Asian Pacific Islander Americans face in medicine.


Questions or Comments?

For more general information, please contact:

Kimberly Vu, Conference Co-Chair – kimbev2@uci.edu

Mia Xin Shan, Conference Co-Chair & Speakers Chair – shanx@uci.edu

Kady Lee, Conference Co-Chair – yklee2@uci.edu