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Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Wins Chapter of the Year at National Conference

Milwaukee, Oct. 21, 2019 – The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) recently attended their organization’s national conference at the New York University School of Medicine, where they received an award for best chapter of the year for their community advocacy work.

Every year, the organization conducts numerous events to serve the local Asian American population in Milwaukee. These events include assisting with the Hmong New Year health screenings and monthly health screenings at the Phongsavan market, exhibiting at the neighborhood house of Milwaukee fair, appearances on the Hmong radio show and Hmong Nyob Zoo TV show, conducting the Hmong Health Education Program and coaching students with pre-med mock interviews.

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MCW APAMSA Leadership with Yingfei Wu, National President, and Dr. B Li, the APAMSA co-founder.

APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. This organization also provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.

Additionally, APAMSA conducts events for MCW to promote their mission, these include: Conscious conversations, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultural awareness fair, diversity specialties dinner, bone marrow drives and API health disparities lunch discussions.

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