Chapter Updates

Chapter Updates

DSC_0334-1 2015 Expressions of Asia Cultural Showcase: Jefferson APAMSA co-hosted an Expressions of Asia Cultural Showcase with Jeff SAMOSA (South Asian Medical Student Association) to celebrate the various cultures of Asia on February 18, 2015 (Lunar New Year's Eve). This year, performances included the Philadelphia Lion Dance Group, a Chinese opera show, a Filipino ukulele performance, and various Bollywood and Classical Fusion dances. Over 90 students attended as guests, including several faculty members, and we all had a great time! DSC_0348-1 Photo Credit: Carolyn Tsai

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Chapter Updates

Chapter Updates

FullSizeRender Touro Nevada APAMSA volunteered at the Chinese New Years festival held in Chinatown in Las Vegas for a bone marrow drive. Our afternoon crew was able to get 10 people to sign up in the 2 and a half hours we were there! Dr. Park came to support us. Our selfie at the end was our celebration picture. Hooray APAMSA! Sarah Chamanara TUN APAMSA Historian 2014-2015

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Chapter Updates

Chapter Updates

On February 7th 2015, the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science chapter of APAMSA organized “The Amazing Race” themed Red Lantern culture show. Students throughout the university performed in celebration of the lunar New Year, which integrated traditional and modern Asian music, talents, and dances. This year’s acts showcased Chinese Lion Dance, Korean Popular Hip Hop Dance (K-Pop), Filipino Tinikling Dance, Vietnamese Lotus Dance, Vietnamese piano, a fashion show, and singing. A buffet styled dinner topped off an educational and eventful evening of performances. The show intended to bring students and the community together to celebrate upbringings, share traditions and provide a sense of home away from home. Not only did it promote multiculturalism and diversity to the university, it also incorporated solidarity, friendship, and teamwork, all of which hold true to the tenet of inter-professionalism. The Amazing Race, which hosted four teams: pharmacy, podiatry, medical, and interprofessional ended up in an unsurprising four-way tie! RLS ticket 1014946_10203958660868683_8956393372840874501_o

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The National Hepatitis Project of APAMSA is proud to announce the winners for the first round of screening grants. These chapters have shown a true commitment to raising awareness of Hepatitis B in the community and to screening those at risk. Their projects range from being very well established to new initiatives.   hepatitis Congratulations to the first round winners! Second round grant applications submitted by chapter leaders are currently being reviewed and will be announced mid-March. Learn more about our National Hepatitis Initiative Andy Tien National Hepatitis Initiative Director Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Chapter Updates: Harvard APAMSA

Chapter Updates: Harvard APAMSA

The Annual Mentorship Dinner 2014 APAMSA invited over 18 physicians from various specialities such as dermatology, neurosurgery, radiology, and others to meet with students. It was an excellent turnout with over 40 students networking with the mentors. There dinner featured two speakers, highlighting their projects and successes. Dr. Jim Wu – spoke about growing up in Taiwan and then moving to South Texas. He spoke about the cultural practices and connecting with patients of similar cultural backgrounds, emphasizing that we stand in a unique position with genuine abilities to communicate with multiple generations. Dr. Thanh-Nga Tran – Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center (VietnamVAC) – mission is to care for underserved children; promote collaboration in education and research b/w Vietnamese and US physicians in diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies, pigmented birthmarks, scars, and wounds; importance of service and humanitarian work; work in limited resources; meaningful nature of giving back to the community.
-Harvard APAMSA Executive Board

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Region V Conference

Date: Saturday, February 28th Location: Rackham Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Ann Arbor, MI Registration Fee: Free (Suggested donation $10 at the door) Link to Conference Site: http://apamsa2015conference.tumblr.com/ Contact Regional Directors: JENNIFER XU (jennifxu@umich.edu) and JUDY BAEK (judybaek@umich.edu). Welcome Message: Though comprising 17% of practicing physicians, Asians are conspicuously underrepresented in the higher echelons of leadership. To date, there have been no Asian deans of a medical school and very few department heads. The perception that Asian Americans, in the aggregate, are overrepresented in the medical workforce, only serves to mask this significant disparity. It has been argued that Asians have encountered a “bamboo ceiling,” in which the traditional Asian upbringing of filial piety, deference to authority, and humility do not give Asians the lessons they need in order to play a dominant role in the workplace. Our intention is to interrogate the stereotype of the bamboo ceiling and identify ways that we can overcome it without compromising our own ethnic identities. While there is increasing recognition that diverse leadership is critical to advancing the medical field to the next era, significant changes need to be made systemically before true equity and inclusion are attained. The intention of the 2015 APAMSA Region V Conference is to provide tools for the current generation of medical students to pursue leadership roles in order to increase minority representation in the health care workforce.

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