AMSA National Health Policy Coordinator
This past weekend the 19th Annual National APAMSA conference took center stage amongst the deep oranges and reds of the slowly ripening leaves in the Midwest. While in town, I decided to attend the conference, catch up with APAMSA friends, and meet a few of the motivated students responsible for organizing this well attended, high energy conference of medical students.
The United Asian American Medical Student Association (UA AMSA) chapter hosted the conference this year at the University of Michigan and welcomed students from all over the country to the School of Public health for a weekend of engaging speakers, thought provoking conversation, talks on out of the box innovations centered around Asian American populations. However, the themes of this conference transcended the whole medical community, and while I did not, for a second, feel out of place amidst my Asian American cohorts, I realized the empowerment present in this community. The perfect combination of successful and accomplished Asian American physicians was fueling the next generation of students, changing our prior understanding of science, teamwork, and leadership.
Upon my arrival, I was graciously introduced to a few of the conference coordinators including Peter Park, ...