We are interested in directly promoting the health and well-being of the APIA community, as well as helping all health care workers who work with these communities to understand how to care for patients in a culturally sensitive manner. APAMSA provides a space for medical students to meet, socialize, and exchange experiences, by hosting seminars, discussions, panels, and fun social events throughout the year! For more information: apamsa njms. Vanya Jain. Register Here! In , George W.
Welcome - Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, School of Medicine, UCSD
They have over 4, active medical students , pre-medical students, interns, medical residents , and practicing physicians. Disparities in Medical Education : In , APAMSA conducted a national study  to reveal racial and ethnic disparities in medical school grades during clinical years. The study demonstrated that minorities receive lower grades than white medical students. This study served to show the possibility that cultural factors may play a role in medical school grades during clinical years. The study concluded that there were differences in student communication styles and feedback based on demographic differences suggesting a need for cultural competency training for both medical student and teacher. B Li and his colleagues with the first National Conference after they were worried about the future of APA medical students and communities. As an organization based on health care, APAMSA has also held a prominent role in speaking out for smoking and tobacco use targeting the Asian community, for irresponsible alcohol use, for immunization and for health standards addressing needs of the medically underserved.
Asian-Pacific American Medical Students Association
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The mission is to bring together those who are interested in health issues that affect the Asian-American community to have a strong, collective, public, and political voice. LGBTQ Meds is dedicated to raising awareness of queer health issues and promoting equal social and political rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The Student National Medical Association SNMA mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by working to increase the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians, while also addressing the needs of underserved communities of color. Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance SUMMA is a coalition of Stanford medical student organizations with the goal to increase diversity in the health professions in order to better care for underserved communities.