American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)

Welcome to APSA at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix!

We are excited to start off the 2024 school year with new events and ways for us medical students to engage with academic research and build up a community of students passionate about translational research for the betterment of our future patients.

Membership in our student organization is encouraged for all medical students of every year, from those who plan to pursue the pathway of a physician-scientist to those who might have limited experience in research but are curious to know more.

Club Leadership (2024)

Annika Ozols,

Tiffany Juan,

Marcus Orzabal,

Dr. Karen Hastings, MD PhD

Please check back soon for an updated schedule of journal clubs and other events that will happen for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2024!

Official Mission Statement

The goal of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) is to expose medical students to various types of research in clinical practice. Ultimately, we aim to increase medical student interest towards the incorporation of research in their future medical practices.  All types of research will be explored in APSA, including, but not limited to: basic science research, translational research, clinical trials research, device development, pharmaceutical therapy research, and more. 

APSA will organize speakers who practice medicine and pursue their research interests (including clinical trials, bench research, translational research, etc.). In addition, APSA will begin hosting a regular journal club for medical students, wherein medical students are encouraged to present clinically relevant research articles in an informal manner for discussion. 

To learn more, visit the American Physician Scientists Association website!