Chapter Reactivation

Steps to Reactivate an APAMSA Chapter:

  1. Re-activation Fee: Pay $50 via Paypal (www.paypal.com) by sending payment to membership@apamsa.org; if you would like to mail a check, please contact our Chief Financial Officer (cfo@apamsa.org).

  2. Membership Roster (DOWNLOAD) – submit to Database Director at database@apamsa.org and cc’ membership@apamsa.org

During this chapter reactivation process, we encourage you to seek out faculty advisers and apply for renewed recognition from your school’s student government/ student affairs office. This will enable you to apply for funding and receive support from your school for activities once your chapter is approved.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the benefits of reactivation?

    • National Network- You will be connected with the national APAMSA network of 5,000+ students and physicians. We send out regular newsletters, connect you with regional chapters and national members, and help you spread the work that you do locally through our social media platforms such as our Facebook Page.

    • Funding- We offer several grants for chapter events such as Hepatitis Screenings and Community Health Fairs. We also offer travel stipends for some of our conferences.

    • Social/Collaborative Events- APAMSA has many chapters across your region that you can collaborate and interact with as an official chapter.

    • Chapter Support- We have many National Board members who are here to help your chapter with a variety of events and ideas- from mental health initiatives and health screenings to global health opportunities and alumni networking.

    • Chapter Awards- Your chapter will become eligible for Chapter Awards at our annual APAMSA National Conference.

  2. What should I do if I have trouble raising the $50 reactivation fee?

    • We suggest having a fundraiser, collecting fees from members, or request funding from your school’s Diversity Office/Office of Student Affairs. We can provisionally activate your chapter and you will have 3 months to submit the reactivation fee to us. If you still have trouble raising this money, then please email us (membership@apamsa.org) explaining your circumstances and we will consider it on a case by case basis.