Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Asian Pacific Medical Student Association

The Asian Pacific Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a national organization that unites medical students interested in the health issues that affect Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Jefferson chapter strives to promote the well-being of Asian communities through direct service locally and nationally.

Ongoing projects include APAMSA’s Hepatitis B Initiative at Jefferson, a lunchtime seminar series and variety of health screening events for Philadelphia’s Asian population. Activities have also included notable invited speakers; dim-sum; a trip to New York City for the Asian Diversity Convention; a Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration; participation in the “Expressions of Asia” program, the Multicultural Show, annual Asian American Health Care Network Chinatown Health Fair, cooking classes, a dumpling fundraiser, a sushi rolling demonstration, and a trip to Washington DC to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival.