Our Mission

The APAMSA Global Health Initiative mission is to educate, support, and mobilize APAMSA members to address global health issues, with a specific focus on Asian countries. Our goals include:

  1. Raising awareness of health issues in Asia-Pacific Region
  2. Provide resources for APAMSA members interested in global health projects
  3. Create a platform where APAMSA members can share their past and current global health experiences

About Us

Global Health Director

Vy Le 

Oregon Health Science University

Hello! My name is Phuong-Vy Le, a first year medical student at Oregon Health Science University, and I'm so excited to serve as your Global Health Director this year! Born and raised in Vietnam, I have witnessed first hand the various struggles pertaining to health access and care abroad, and that has fueled my ongoing interest and passion for global health. Since high school, I have gone on multiple medical and dental mission trips to Asia with my local church. During my undergrad years at Stanford University, I worked closely with Smile Group, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide financial, educational, and psychological support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

My goal for APAMSA this year is two fold. First off, I would like to continue building upon our database of global health opportunities. Secondly, I want to ensure that members feel supported and prepared to be involved in global health work. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you just want to chat! I look forward for the opportunity to bridge health advocacy efforts for issues affecting the API community on a national and global scale as the Global Health Director!


Resources and Opportunities

2017 APAMSA Global Health Fellowship

Interested in Community, Public and Global Health? Want to understand different approaches to international development? APAMSA has partnered with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India to make available a three week course studying community health and development.

Application deadline March 1st, 2017

Check out this global health opportunity flyer here.




Stay Informed

Below are a variety of resources to help you keep up-to-date on news/opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region:

Get Involved

Discover abroad opportunities:

  • Search for opportunities at your institution's global health center
  • Check the APAMSA website for current global health opportunities
  • Search for opportunities in AMSA’s global health directory

Not quite seeing something you’re interested in? Got a potential global health research or service project in mind? Seek out guidance from a mentor in the field and/or contact the international organization of interest.

Don’t forget to seek funding from your institution!

Share Your Experience

Each month, APAMSA will feature a member’s global health experience through a Spotlight Series. If are interested in being featured,  let us know at globalhealth@apamsa.org!

Please contact us if you are in need of resources or have comments/suggestions for APAMSA Global Health. For questions, comments, or updates on your initiative efforts, email us at globalhealth@apamsa.org