Education

UAAMSA hosts and participates in a variety of educational events throughout the year to promote learning and the development of future leaders in Asian-American health.

  • Medical Mandarin Classes (twice weekly during lunch from Sept - Oct)
  • APAMSA National Conference (late-September)
  • APAMSA Region V Regional Conference (late-February)

UAAMSA Members attend the APAMSA National Conference in late-September annually. Members are able to network with medical students from across the country, attend workshops to learn more about Asian-American health, and meet with Asian-American leaders in healthcare. 

For more information on how to attend this year's APAMSA National Conference at UC-Irvine, click here

2015 APAMSA Conference Website

Michigan UAAMSA is located in APAMSA Region V and participates in the annual Regional conference in late-February. Last year's conference was hosted by the University of Michigan. Click here to learn more about the 2015 Region V APAMSA Conference. 

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This elective is an intensive non-clinical course available to intermediate-advanced bilingual students in their first or second year of medical school. It is offered twice weekly for a total of two hours per week for 15 weeks of instruction. The course will run between September and March and has several core objectives:

To provide students with a comprehensive introduction to Mandarin medical terminology and communication skills, focusing on vocabulary building, grammar, comprehension and pronunciation.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Utilize Mandarin medical and anatomical terminology in a clinical setting
  • Take a complete medical history in Mandarin with simulated native-speaking patients at the level expected at the end of M1 year
  • Perform a physical exam in Mandarin at the level expected at the end of M1 year
  • Have an understanding of sociocultural aspects specifically affecting Chinese communities
  • Have a basic understanding of how to identify and to address the health needs more commonly affecting Chinese communities

Education News

23Jan 2016

The 2016 APAMSA Region V Midwest Conference was hosted at the University of Michigan. There were over 90 registered attendees from schools all over the midwest region, including Michigan State, Cincinnati, Wayne State, Case Western, and Toledo School of Medicine. Speakers included Dr. Frederick Leong, Dr. Anna Lok, Dr. Daniel Gih, Dr. Hari Conjeevaram, and […]