Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association

The Asian Pacific Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a national organization that unites medical students interested in the health issues that affect Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Jefferson chapter strives to promote the well-being of Asian communities through direct service locally and nationally. Ongoing projects include APAMSA’s Hepatitis B Initiative at Jefferson, a lunchtime seminar series and variety of health screening events for Philadelphia’s Asian population. Activities have also included notable invited speakers; dim-sum; trips to the APAMSA National Conference in Las Vegas, NV and Hepatitis B/C Conference in Boston, MA; a Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration; participation in the “Expressions of Asia” program, and attendance at the APAMSA Region III Conference in Baltimore, MD.