UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

Welcome to UCSD's pre-medical chapter of APAMSA. On this page, you will find regular updates on the organization. Thank you!
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Welcome to UCSD's undergraduate chapter of APAMSA. On this page, you will find regular updates on the organization, just click the 'Like' button. For further questions, please message us and ask your questions there, we will get to them ASAP.

Operating as usual

05/16/2023

Join UCSD's Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) for an informative panel discussion led by UCSD Medical School Students! Our panelists, who represent diverse backgrounds and fields within medicine, will share their personal experiences and insights on their journey to medical school. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from and network with fellow students and from the APAMSA community members at UCSD's School of Medicine. Don't miss this exciting event!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/35iRGYNQJTyxpt2B9

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt College Room, Price Center West

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18th 7-8PM

The ERC Room is on the second floor above the PC West food court.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

05/02/2023

We will be taking a look at how we can work towards greater equity in healthcare despite challenges with interpreting health insurance policies in different languages. Come out for a quick presentation, resources on health insurance and translation, and some role-playing activities!

The Forum is on the 4th floor of Price Center East.

RSVP: https://forms.gle/JANyC4FxtMpUGtjv7

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

04/03/2023

The road to medical school is tough. Are you ready to apply now? Or might another year help suffice in building yourself as a dominant med school applicant? UCSD APAMSA will be hosting a speaker panel featuring APAMSA alumni, all of whom will be providing some worthy advice as to how their timeline shaped their applications! RSVP as space may be limited!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/BpMidoz4N9PBmBBo6

The Bear Room is on the second floor of Price Center West next to the Sun God Lounge.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

02/20/2023

Join your fellow APAMSA members in a Kaplan workshop. The Kaplan experts will walk you through and debunk 6 of the biggest myths about the MCAT. Learn tips and tricks for exam prep that will show you the MCAT isn’t as scary as it seems, and will get you well on your way to success in medical school!

↳ Meeting ID: 97634871280 (Zoom Link in Linktree)
↳ Time: Monday, February 27th 7pm

*Please RSVP as soon as possible (Linktree)*

We’re excited for you to come and join us!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 01/24/2023

Introducing our new Advocacy and Leadership Internship!

The application deadline is Friday, February 10th. Application is linked in the linktree.

If you have any questions, please contact Owen ([email protected]) or Ann ([email protected]). We look forward to kicking off this new program with you!

01/04/2023

Come out to our Resume Workshop to get 1-on-1 help with your resume or to ask questions regarding resumes! Building an effective resume will help you lay a great first impression on potential hirers, so don’t miss out on this event~

*Please RSVP by January 10th (linktree)*

↳ Location: PC Bear Room
↳ Time: Wednesday, January 11th 7-8:30pm

Can't wait to see you all there!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

11/12/2022

Getting ready for the holidays? Come join your mentors for a fun evening at PATHsgiving! This is the PATH program's first official social and we would love for all of our wonderful mentees to attend. There will be games, competitions, pumpkin painting, and a whole lot of food. This is a great opportunity to interact with your mentors and fellow mentees, and a fun way to destress during midterms!

↳ Location: Red Shoe Room
↳ Time: Saturday November 19th 4-6pm

*Please RSVP by November 17th at 11:59pm*

Can't wait to see you all there!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

11/07/2022

APAMSA and MEMO have partnered up to bring you a FREE vitals training class! Here at this class we will teach you how to take basic vitals such as blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, etc.! The skills that you learned here will be helpful for healthcare opportunities in the near future! *wink wink*

↳ Location: Dolores Huerta Room
↳ Time: Friday, November 18th from 6-8 PM

If you are interested, don't forget to RSVP through the link in the linktree! Spots are limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

11/04/2022

→ Hello PATH mentees!

Worried about classes? Do spots to study around campus always seem occupied? Need a relaxed quiet place to focus and or possibly get advice/help from your peers? Come on out to the study session hosted by APAMSA board. Hope to see you there!

↳ Location: Geisel 2nd Floor East 2072
↳ Time: Thursday, November 10th 4-5:30 PM

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 11/04/2022

→ Day 5/5 of our diabetes infographics!

→ For our last subtopic, what are some health disparities in receiving treatment for diabetes that affect Asian-American communities? Learn more about inclusivity in diabetes screenings and how doctors can account for differences in racial/ethnicity backgrounds!

↳ P.S. Want to get involved with researching and creating these infographics? Be on the lookout for our internship program coming winter quarter!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 11/04/2022

→ Day 4/5 of our diabetes infographics!

→ Now that we know more about what diabetes is and how does it work, what are some treatment options for diabetes? Take a look into the ways people can manage diabetes!

↳ P.S. Want to get involved with researching and creating these infographics? Be on the lookout for our internship program coming winter quarter!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 11/03/2022

→ Day 3/5 of our diabetes infographics!

→ Everyone knows diabetes has to do with sugar, but what is actually happening in the body? Find out as we dive into the biological mechanism behind diabetes!

↳ P.S. Want to get involved with researching and creating these infographics? Be on the lookout for our internship program coming winter quarter!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 11/02/2022

→ Day 2/5 of our diabetes infographics!

→ Today we are looking at the timeline of the discovery of diabetes starting way back in Ancient Rome. Did you know that diabetes used to be diagnosed based on the taste of a patient’s urine?

↳ P.S. Want to get involved with researching and creating these infographics? Be on the lookout for our internship program coming winter quarter!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 11/01/2022

Welcome to our new infographic series! We will be covering a new health issue and its relationship to the AAPI community each month.

→ This month, the focus is on diabetes.

→ Take some time to read this infographic (1/5) for this week and stay tuned for more information coming in the next few days!

↳ P.S. Want to get involved with researching and creating these infographics? Be on the lookout for our internship program coming winter quarter!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 10/28/2022

Come out to the Panda Express in Price Center to get some food and support the club!

↳ Location: Panda Express (Price Center West)
↳ Time: Thursday, November 3rd from 9 AM - 2 PM

If you order in-person, please be sure to mention us and show the flyer on the second slide and linktree at the register.

If you order online or on the app, please enter the code "345025" in the fundraiser code box.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

10/18/2022

Not sure how class schedules work? Want to get a head start for your 4 years?

Come out with a plan in hand or build from the ground up! You'll be able to plan out your classes , research experience, MCAT timing, and more with help from our upperclassmen! Don't miss out on a chance to set yourself up for success!

↳ Location: Price Center Plaza
↳ Time: Monday, October 24th from 4-5 PM

If you are interested, don't forget to RSVP through the link in the linktree!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ( )

10/08/2022

Come join UCSD APAMSA as we end Week 3 with a game night social! Unwind with some laughs and cheer as class gets underway. We will be hosting a special UCSD Geoguessr (map game!) and are really looking forward to seeing you guys join us for many other party games as well. For those interested in our PATH mentor-mentee program, this will also be a very good opportunity for members to bond and discover which officers they would like to see more of throughout their time at UCSD!

Free pizza and snacks will be provided for all participants (with many opportunities to earn snacks!)

↳ Location: Price Center West, Red Shoe Room (second floor; map linked in linktree)
↳ Time: Friday, October 14th from 6-7:30 PM

If you may be interested, don't forget to RSVP through the link in the linktree!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or DM us on Instagram ()

09/30/2022

APAMSA at UC San Diego is hosting a student panel that consists of upperclassmen to share their knowledge about their time so far at UCSD, pre-medical experiences, and more!

Students in attendance can ask any questions they want to our student panel. We will have free Panda Express available for those who attend the event.

↳ Location: Price Center West, Red Shoe Room (second floor; map linked in linktree)
↳ Time: Wednesday, October 5th from 5-6 PM
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or dm us on Instagram ()
↳ RSVP: https://forms.gle/3mhnifSq27DUNuBg7

09/18/2022

Let's kick off the school year with a beach day at La Jolla Shores 🏖️! Join APAMSA at La Jolla Shores for a fun filled day of sandcastle competitions, bingo, and much more! It will be an exciting way to get to know our board and your peers. If you're lucky, you may even win a prize! We will also be getting dinner together after the event (optional). Feel free to bring your friends along for a fun beach day! :))

Carpool is available!
↳ Event time: Saturday, September 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
↳ Event meet up location: The grass field across from the parking lot behind the public bathroom at La Jolla Shores (8300 La Vereda, La Jolla, CA 92037)

RSVP link (linked in Linktree): https://forms.gle/rJv8xkQprvsUk4He9
↳ RSVP closes on: Friday, September 23rd 8:00 PM
↳ Confirmation sent on: Friday, September 23rd 9:00 PM
NOTE: Attendance may be capped due to a high volume of interest! An email will be sent to you once the RSVP closes to confirm your attendance and details about when and where the officers will pick you up and take you to the beach. If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible by sending us an email at [email protected] 😃

If you haven't already, fill out this form (linked in Linktree) to receive the weekly APAMSA newsletter: https://forms.gle/7Ljmd6ZXESpepsHo6

07/16/2022

Hope everyone is having a great summer break so far!

National APAMSA is having a brief presentation on Medical School Interviews followed by a panel of students to take questions about interviews next Saturday, July 23 at 3:30 PM EDT! Feel free to join if you are interested :)

05/26/2022

Stressed for finals? Worried about a specific class? Don’t know where to study on campus because all the study spots are full?

Come out to our study social on Tuesday, May 31st from 6–8 PM in Price Center East Study Room #3, and study with people taking the same classes as you! There's no better way to master material than by teaching it to or learning it from someone else~! We look forward to seeing you there!

For more info and other events, please check us out on
↳ Email: [email protected]
↳ FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/apamsaucsd
↳ Website: apamsa.ucsd.edu

05/03/2022

Trying to look for a research position? Anxious about asking for a letter of rec? Want advice from an industry professional? You're in luck!

Join APAMSA on May 5th from 5-6:30 PM in the Red Shoe Room located in PC West. We'll have a post-doctoral researcher speaking at the event to share his knowledge about what labs look for in undergraduate applicants, how to get involved, and how to eventually get a letter of rec. This will be a very informative event for students at any point in their pre-med path, so we look forward to seeing you there!

05/02/2022

Worried about Med school applications? Feel like your GPA is not high enough or you don't have enough experience?

Join us in UCSD School of Medicine's Med Student Panel to address these concerns! Current medical students with certain deficiencies in their applications (i.e. low GPA, lack of clinical or research experience, etc.) will answer all your burning questions and give advice on how to spruce up your application. Don't miss out!

This will be a virtual event, so please join using the zoom link below!
https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/8197170973...
And if you have any questions for the panel, please submit them in this form! https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdKKF3IFDeGCm.../viewform

Photos from UCSD Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's post 04/28/2022

Come out to the Panda Express located at UTC mall anytime from 10am-7:30pm this Friday to grab some food and help support APAMSA! If you order at the restaurant, please remember to mention the org's name and show the attacher flyer at the register. If you order online or on the app, you can also enter the code "337254" in the fundraiser code box. 🐼🥡

04/18/2022

Wondering what the premed experience is like at UCSD? 🤔 Want to know what our juniors and seniors have done so far? 🤝

Come out to our second GBM of the quarter as we share our ✨personal experiences✨ and what we've learned so far in our careers! From the clinical opportunities 🩺 available around SD to our perspectives on doing research, there are many resources that can be taken advantage of. Don't miss out on the opportunity to maximize 📈 your time as a premed right now! If you’re interested in this or any future events, please RSVP!

For more info and other events, please check us out on
💊 Website: apamsa.ucsd.edu
💊 IG:
💊 FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/apamsaucsd

04/06/2022

RSVP: https://forms.gle/nBjLBVSyMqJ3y9QC8

Not sure how to complete the extensive premed requirements? Need guidance on how to best tailor your premed journey?

Join us for our first GBM of the quarter as we partner with Kaplan to tackle these very questions! Compiling responses from dozens of med schools on topics covering MCAT scores, application mistakes, deal breakers, and much more, you'll be able to get a taste of what to expect come application season. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to beat admissions! If you’re interested in this or any future events, please RSVP!

For more info and other events, please check us out on
💊 Website: apamsa.ucsd.edu
💊 IG:

04/01/2022

Need something to do this weekend? Looking for an org to get involved in this quarter?

We got you! Start off the quarter right by joining us for a fun day at the rinks! Come out to UTC Ice for our ice skating fundraiser where you can make new friends and have an amazing time before school really gets rolling. Bring your friends and family out this Sunday! PLEASE purchase tickets using the link below and complete the RSVP form after by scanning the QR code: [https://utcice.com/events/ #!event/2022/4/3/pre-med-apamsa-ice-skating-fundraiser-1-30pm-3-45pm](https://utcice.com/events/?fbclid=IwAR0Jbda5BAxckdjCjMARhjdpYeV3pHCT2croO3fZHezng30WtduEQk8S6_E #!event/2022/4/3/pre-med-apamsa-ice-skating-fundraiser-1-30pm-3-45pm)

Also check out our upcoming events we’ll be hosting in the upcoming weeks by scanning the QR codes!

For more info and other events, please check us out on

💊 Website: apamsa.ucsd.edu

💊 IG:

💊 FB: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/apamsaucsd](https://www.facebook.com/groups/apamsaucsd)

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