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1 INTRODUCTION TO USF HTTP :// HSC. USF. EDU / MEDSTUD / APAMSA / HTTP :// HSC. USF. EDU / MEDSTUD / APAMSA /

2 MEET THE EXEC BOARD PresidentJian Zheng VP of Campus OutreachAyesha Farooq VP of Community OutreachMalveeka Sharma WebmasterKristina Chechotka SecretaryPoonam Kalidas TreasurerWai Wai Lwin Faculty AdvisorDr. Lynette Menezes

3 APAMSA WEBSITES USF Website National Website:

4 WHAT IS APAMSA APAMSA = Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association APAMSA was established in 1993 APAMSA chapters are present throughout most medical schools, including USF COM

5 WHAT IS APAMSA Our mission is to Improve healthcare for Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) Foster cultural sensitivity and understanding Encourage student leadership and community engagement on API issues

6 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS No membership fee USMLE Step I Webinars Clinical Rotation Webinars Exclusive USMLERx Scholarships for APAMSA members Special International Medical Missions Opportunities Chapter Grants for Hepatitis B community projects Chapter Grants for Research Start-up kits and funding for national service projects Material on APA health care issues Info on clerkships, internships, research opportunities in APA communities

7 KEY CHAPTER EVENTS National APAMSA Conference International Research and Opportunities International Exchange Student Program Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Initiative

8 Oct 15-17, 2010 Co-host by John’s Hopkins & University of Maryland Full funding for at least 3-4 students, or partial funding for more students Eligibility based on commitment to APAMSA and a simple application that we will you in Sep

9 USF AT NATIONAL APAMSA CONFERENCE

10 I NTERNATIONAL E XCHANGE S TUDENT P ROGRAM Partner with International Affair office to welcome exchange students from China, Thailand, India, and South Korea Show them around USF campus and Tampa, have lunch or dinner with them, learn from each other's healthcare system, and learn about possible elective rotation abroad in your 4th year Will receive volunteering hours toward the required 40 service hour We need volunteers- see sign up sheet!

11 SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH Lunch seminars with physicians in international medicine and infectious disease to talk about research opportunities and international programs that you can do in the summer Tentatively scheduled in Oct or Nov

12 H EPATITIS B AND L IVER C ANCER I NITIATIVE Partner with the Hillsborough County Health Department Epidemiology Program to reduce perinatal transmission of hepatitis B

13 H EPATITIS B AND L IVER C ANCER I NITIATIVE Educational outreach in community health fairs Work on political advocacy on campus by encouraging students to support the Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Prevention and Control Act of 2009 For more info, please visit

14 Y OUR IDEAS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME !

15 CHAPTER OF THE YEAR IN 2006!

16 JOIN APAMSA To Join USF APAMSA Go to USF Blackboard Click on “Student Life” tab on the top Search for APAMSA to join us Question? To Join National APAMSA application


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