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Student Engagement

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community. The objectives of LMSA include:

  • actively promoting recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels 
  • educating medical students on Latino health issues
  • advocating for the rights of Latinos in health care
  • providing leadership opportunities for Latinos
  • promoting volunteerism in the Latino community

In 2018, LMSA and the Office of Diversity Education and Research sponsored a Hispanic Heritage luncheon featuring a film called   
“Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride”, the story of Chicano activists who pushed for labor rights,political empowerment, and better
education and opportunities for all Latinos. The film was followed by an engaging discussion related to current day events affecting the Latino community while attendees enjoyed Latin cuisine. LMSA continued the celebration of Hispanic Heritage month by sponsoring salsa dance lessons in the Student Center Main Lounge.

Photos of members of the Latino Student Medical Association dancing

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSAStudents from the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) attended the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) national conference in San Francisco, CA. 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. This year’s conference focused on hepatitis and its prevalence in the Asian community.


“The APAMSA National Hepatitis Conference in San Francisco was an incredible educational and net-working opportunity. The day of the conference, we were able to attend lectures given by world-class leaders in hepatology from institutions across the country such as UC Davis, Harvard Medical School, Stanford, and the University of Michigan. It was invigorating to see so many likeminded young people in a space sharing ideas and experiences.”

— Billy Yang
2nd year medical student