SUNY Upstate Medical University APAMSA Update – Lunar New Year Gala

On January 27, 2017 the APAMSA chapter of State University of New York Upstate Medical University hosted the New Year Gala. 

In collaboration with the Upstate chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, we hosted the Lunar New Year Gala at Upstate Medical University during the eve of Lunar New Year. Taking place at a time traditionally spent with close family, we shared this time with the Upstate community, friends, and family to foster cultural understanding. The event included dinner, cultural performances, and a video from Upstate Administration speaking about their experiences and understanding of the holiday. The gala exhibited traditional performances including a lion dance and a handkerchief dance, with guest performers from Syracuse University demonstrating Korean drumming. Over 100 students, faculty, and administrators from all the colleges at Upstate came together this night to celebrate the importance of family, tradition and culture of the APAI community and people of Asian heritage.

Region VIII Conference – Registration Open!

The Asian Pacific Islander Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Region VIII and OHSU APAMSA Chapter would like to invite you to the second annual regional conference held this year at Oregon Health and Science University on February 25th!

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome!


Learn more about APAMSA at

About the Conference:

This year's theme for the conference is Intertwined: Connecting Communities and Experiences. We hold this conference with hopes of bringing together the API community and educating our members about the medical and cultural diversity within the API community.

We have planned an exciting day full of discussions, workshops, and networking. The conference will begin at 10 am, with check-in and breakfast starting at 9am. Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a dinner social held later on that night. There will also be a poster exhibit for interested students, along with tabling opportunities for interested community organizations, departments, and companies. When you register please make sure to select the appropriate registration type.

If the conference registration fee is a financial burden to you in anyway, please reach out to us at in lieu of purchasing a ticket on here. We want everyone interested there!

Northeast Regional Conference – Registration Open!


Registration and More Information Link:
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When: Saturday February 11, 2017
Where: Vagelos Education Building, Columbia University Medical Center

A person's well-being extends beyond the absence of a pathological state. In addition to its biological component, wellness also has emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions just to name a few. Topics such as mental health, addiction, and work-life balance involve much more than just the biological factors. These facets of health are often taboo or shunned from discussions in APIA populations. This conference aims to address these silent issues in APIA populations and explore the connection between the silence and health disparities. We hope that our discussions at the conference will promote greater awareness and encourage attendees to think of ways to move forward with these issues.
We are fortunate to have lined up a diverse group of talented speakers who will be sharing their insights on the different facets of healthcare and their experiences in making a difference within these fields. You will also have the opportunity to meet, network and exchange ideas with students from over 15 schools throughout the northeast.

Thank you and we hope to see many of you soon!


Rudy Chen, Tim He, Jaclyn Chen, Brian Hsia, Shannon Kiang, and Delia Shen
APAMSA Region I and II Directors


David Geffen SoM at UCLA APAMSA Update – 7th Annual San Gabriel Valley Fitness Day and Health Fair

On November 13, 2016 the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles APAMSA held a health fair along with undergrad volunteers, nursing students, and nurse practitioners.

The health fair was held at the 7th Annual San Gabriel Valley Fitness Day and Health Fair in Rosemead, California. The undergrad volunteers calculated BMI, percent body fat, as well as screening questions on insurance, etc. The medical and nursing students took blood pressure and provided patient education based on the blood pressure and relevant medical history provided.

The fair was held in conjunction with UCLA APA Health CARE.

More information available at and 

Region VI Conference – Registration Open!

We are very excited to announce that the next APAMSA Regional Conference will be held at MCW on February 4th, 2017! Our Region (VI) includes 11 states in the Midwest and 12 medical schools, primarily from Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

We would like to invite you to attend our conference! This year’s theme is "Changing Perspectives: AAPI Patient and Provider Priorities". On the patient side, we will be exploring Asian cultural attitudes toward medicine, including preventative and complementary medicine. On the provider side, we will be discussing responsibilities of the physician, involving the advocacy and outreach of our 'model minority' AAPI community. In addition to learning more about issues that are crucial for the growth of our community, it would also be a great opportunity to network with fellow medical students from all over the region.

Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Location: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Time: 8:30AM - 4:45PM
With a dinner/social to follow in the evening

$10 by February 1st, 2017
$15 thereafter, including on site registration
Please check with your school and/or local APAMSA chapter to see if funding is available
For more information and Registration:

Thank you for your consideration, we hope to see you at APAMSA's annual Region VI Conference! Please contact us at if you have any questions.


Christina Lin (Rush),Elizabeth Theng (UKMC), Yingfei Wu (MCW), Qiaonan Zhong (WashU)

APAMSA Regional Directors (Region VI)