Asian Pacific American
Medical Student Association

In light of the ongoing anti-Asian hate crimes and the recent Atlanta shooting, APAMSA has organized a fundraiser for national and community organizations serving Asian communities. With care in prioritizing organizations serving femme and Atlanta based Asian communities, we have chosen 6 organizations: AAAJ Atlanta, API Equality, Asian Health Services, NAPAWF, Stop AAPI Hate, Womankind. All proceeds will be split among these organizations.

We are working with two corporations that have agreed to match our donations 2:1, essentially tripling the impact. Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $8888, matched to over $26k!

Emilee Tu, Bright Zhou, and James Wu deserve recognition in laying the groundwork for this fundraiser, securing corporate matching, and for raising over $5k (matched to over $15k) with their own efforts! Keeping their momentum going, we need to raise $3500 more to reach our $8888 goal!

To donate to our fundraiser, venmo @wu-chelsea (QR code below). If you do not have a venmo, you can donate via our paypal: cfo@apamsa.org. We prefer venmo donations if possible.


We are also giving out free stickers to those who donate! If you donated and would like a sticker, please go to this link: https://tinyurl.com/apamsafreesticker

Contact fundraising@apamsa.org for further questions or comments.


Please join us in our National APAMSA Healing Circles to process and heal as a community, especially in the wake of the tragedy in Atlanta. We hope to focus part of the session on intergenerational relationships and their impact on our wellbeing, particularly since elders, women, and even medical students continue to be targeted in anti-Asian attacks. As a self-care/thank you gift, we will be offering participants a $5 Starbucks gift card following the event to the first 50 people who register AND attend the entire session.

Dear APAMSA family:


In response to your requests and inspired by your advocacy, we are proud to release our National APAMSA Anti-Asian Racism Toolkit.


This toolkit, intended to guide individuals and chapters to advocate within their institutions and to collaborate for large-scale change, includes:

  • Chapter resources

  • Social media infographics

  • Partner organizations and contacts

  • Template letter for requesting institutional support, including National APAMSA-endorsed demands

...and will be continually updated in response to your needs and national events.


Follow this link to request access to the Toolkit.


Not sure how to get started? We’ll be holding a workshop on how to apply these tools at your institution - date/time to be announced soon!


In solidarity,

Your National APAMSA Board

“Leadership is about change, and it starts with you.”


Donna Tran
President

Welcome to APAMSA! Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about our initiatives for Asian American medical students and communities.

Since 1995, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association has been advocating for the health of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in our country. Our current efforts are focused on addressing AAPI health disparities, community outreach, Hepatitis B/C, bone marrow registry, cancer initiatives, mental health wellness, advocacy, diversity, and cross-cultural and linguistic barriers to care. This year, we are expanding on our initiatives to empower our members to address anti-Asian racism and social isolation during the COVID pandemic, officialize membership, and strengthen our relationships with alumni/physicians, pre-medical students, peer student organizations, and minority Asian groups.

As the largest, official medical student organization focusing on AAPI health issues, our members are committed to improve their local communities and create nationwide, systemic changes. Historically, our AAPI issues have been silenced and ignored but with an exponential rise of anti-Asian racism, we are gathering to create a momentous change and amplify the voices of our local communities.

Join us in fulfilling our 2021 National Goals:

  • Prioritize supporting local chapters and members while confronting the COVID pandemic and anti-Asian racism.

  • Revamp the official Membership process to benefit our members and foster inclusive environments by funding more local projects.

  • Engage with us at our Annual National Conference, Annual Hepatitis Conference, any of our Regional Conferences, and multiple national events.

  • Empower all members to do leadership through their local chapters, national training programs, and mentoring/networking.

  • Strengthen our Alumni and Pre-Medical relationships and uplift diverse minority Asian groups (South Asian, Southeast Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+).

  • Support National Initiatives that reflect our values such as community outreach, hepatitis projects, research, sponsorship, and connecting local and national APAMSA.

You can stay involved and be a part of our movement! Join our listserv here and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Participate in your local chapter leadership, start a new chapter, connect with our alumni network, participate in AAPI advocacy opportunities, and more! 2021 is our comeback. Leadership is about change. At APAMSA, we believe that all students can do leadership and make a difference in your communities. We stand united and stay hopeful together.

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ― Viktor E. Frankl

Donna Tran
National President

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