Mission Statement:

The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. The UACOM-P chapter of APAMSA hopes to increase awareness of health issues significant to Asian and Pacific Islander American minority populations by engaging medical students in meaningful advocacy and outreach projects.  We will also promote networking opportunities with the professional community through collaboration with local service groups as well as the national APAMSA organization. 

Our group is open to all interested UACOM-P students and faculty.  If you would like to help out with any of our activities, please feel free to contact one of our club leaders!

APAMSA Regional Conference at David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA - February 22, 2020

Club Leadership

Co-President: Eujung Park, eujungpark@arizona.edu

Co-President: Van Dexter Calo, vandextercalo@arizona.edu

Internal VP: Taylor Lee, taylorlee341@arizona.edu

External VP: Teresa Tran, teresatran@arizona.edu

Treasurer: Victoria Wang, vmwang@arizona.edu

2020 ACELebration Gala in Scottsdale, AZ

2019-2020 APAMSA leaders with 4th year UACOMP medical student George Nguyen (regional membership director)

Previous APAMSA Dumpling Dinner on February 7, 2016.

Faculty Advisor

Teresa Wu, MD

Official National Website of APAMSA

Upcoming Events:

To be announced

Past Events:

January 7-9, 2022:

APAMSA National Conference at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH

September 13, 2021:

APAMSA Lunch Mixer with our fellow UACOMP medical students 

September 1, 2021:

APAMSA Lunch Discussion with ODEI to discuss the relevant issues and concerns of AANHPI students and the available resources to support us

Another APAMSA Dumpling Dinner on April 10, 2016

November 19, 2019:

Diversity & Inclusion HealthWeek panel, w/ Drs. Alice Lee, Joyce Lee-Iannotti & Kimberly Yang

October 30, 2019:

Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Lunch panel

October 21, 2019:

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Americans in Medical Leadership, Lunch Talk with Drs. Michael Chang, Keng-Yu Chuang, & Wilber Su

October 4-6, 2019:

APAMSA National Conference @ NYU

September 6, 2019:

Potluck & social

April 29, 2019:

Lunch talk: Dr. Hsu discussed her experience in PM&R and incorporating Chinese Acupuncture into her practice and how it shaped her views in medicine

April 14, 2019:

Potluck & social

January 26, 2019:

APAMSA Regional Conference: Overcoming Stigma in Asian American Healthcare

January 25, 2019:

ODI Asian Pacific Islander Mentorship Lunch w/ Drs. Teresa Wu and Samantha Wu-Halpert

Previous AADP Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive - March 14, 2016

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