Planned 2010-2011 Events
Freshmen Orientation August 4th, 201; Auditorium; 3:30pm
Introduced APAMSA to first year students in the auditorium using a powerpoint.
Student Organization Fair August 16th, 2010; Nursing Rotunda; 12pm-1pm
Organized an informational booth to introduce APAMSA to first year students using banner, poster, and powerpoint slideshow, while distributing APAMSA brochure, buttons, and free items to recruit membership.
Luncheon on International Exchange Student Program September 3rd, 2010; Room 1096; 12pm-1pm
APAMSA exec board first introduced USF APAMSA events and opportunities for the academic year, and then Dr. Menezes introduced international exchange student program. APAMSA partners with International Affair office to welcome exchange students from China, Thailand, India, South Korea, and Panama. We will give them a tour around USF campus and Tampa, have lunch or dinner with them, learn from each other's healthcare system and medical school experience, and learn about possible elective rotation abroad in the fourth year.
2010 National APAMSA Conference October 15-17, 2010; Baltimore
Funded 6 USF APAMSA members to attend the national conference in Oct 15-17, 2010 at John's Hopkins University and University of Maryland Schools of Medicine. "This year’s national conference seeks to address both obvious and sometimes neglected issues pertinent to the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities including cultural awareness, advocacy and policy, health care access, establishing community clinics, domestic violence, mental health, hepatitis B, and bone marrow typing. The conference will give attendees the opportunity to engage in dialogue with health professionals working on AAPI health issues, and provide a forum for collaboration among student leaders from around the country. Ultimately, we hope to equip the future leaders of medicine with the tools they need to meet the health needs of the AAPI communities."
Luncheon on International Research November 3rd, 2010; Room 1097; 12pm-1pm
Dr. Menezes will give a talk about international research opportunities during the summer to APAMSA members and International Medicine Scholarly Concentration members.
Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Throughout the Year
Partner with the Hillsborough County Health Department Epidemiology Program to reduce perinatal transmission of hepatitis B by working together in community educational events or 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.
Cultural Fiesta December 5th, 2010; Quad; 2pm-6pm
APAMSA joins the event planning committee to organize the annual Cultural Fiesta. More information from http://health.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/osde/culturalfiesta.html: Cultural Fiesta began in 2005, and it has now grown to over 600 attendees, participants and their families. Cultural Fiesta unites our diverse group of students, faculty and staff in a flavorful atmosphere of fun, excitement and talent. The event typically starts with an exhibit of delicious traditional recipes prepared by wonderful chefs like you such as American, Asian, Caribbean, German, Hispanic and so much more! The atmosphere is heightened with sounds and movement of edutainment as people mingle with each other, sample tasty cuisines and learn about each otherâ€™s cultural traits. The evening culminates with an outstanding talent extravaganza as performing students, faculty and staff come to life on stage with a burst of artistic expressions from different ethnic groups for all to enjoy. Year after year, Cultural Fiesta has garnered tremendous support from Dean Klasko, Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment, Student Affairs and the student body to make it a successful event. We hope that you too will share and enjoy the experience with both friends and family.
Spring events will be updated soon
Summer International Research Lunch Meeting Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Guest speaker Dr. Lynette Menezes discusses exciting opportunities for first year students to be involved in summer international research studies. She also discusses 4th year international electives for second years. Room 1096 at noon.
Tampa Black Heritage Festival Health Fair Saturday/Sunday, January 19/20, 2008
Partnering with the Community Health Advocacy Partnership (CHAP) and USF Heath Service Corps, medical students screened individuals at the Tampa Black Heritage Festival for glucose and blood pressure.
Korean Medical Students Reception Monday, January 7, 2008
Dinner reception for medical students from Yeungnam Medical School in Korea. They are part of an exchange program rotating through clinical departments at USF. Dean Klasko will be the speaker at this event at Pho Quyen.
National APAMSA Board Reception Friday, January 4, 2008
The National APAMSA Board will be meeting at USF for a dinner reception in the Nursing School rotunda. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Abdul Rao.
National Conference in San Francisco, CA Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2007
This year's conference was held in San Francisco, CA - hosted by UCSF and Stanford. The theme of the conference was "Bridging Cultures, Taking Action." USF was named "Most Influential Chapter" and our very own Son Ho was elected National Senior Trustee, Pinakpani Roy as National Chief Financial Officer, Ammar Chaudry and Danish Ahmad as National South Asian Liaisons, John Kanaan as National Premed Director, and Ammar Chaudry was also elected Region IV Director! Congratulations to everyone!
First General Meeting Wednesday, September 5, 2007
First General Meeting with signups to attend the National Conference in San Francisco and to become involved with the 2008 Region IV Conference, the undergrad mentoring program, and the bone marrow drive. Room 1096 at noon.
Rose Sale at Class of 2011 White Coat Ceremony Friday, August 31, 2007
Singles and bouquets of roses beautifully packaged for sale outside the auditorium for family and friends of the first years to purchase.
Hepatitis B Dinner Program with Angel E. Alsina, MD from the LifeLink HealthCare Institute as Guest Speaker Monday, March 5, 2007
On hepatitis B and liver transplantation. Dr. Alsina is the Director of the Liver Program at LifeLink HealthCare Institute with a focus on renal and hepatic end-stage disease. Room MDC 1004 at 5pm.
Bone Marrow Drive Wednesday, February 21, 2007
We are teaming up with the pre-med AMSA with the goal of recruiting the greater population of the undergraduate students to register to become bone marrow donors. Our registration tent will be located near Cooper Hall.
Health Fair at Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, 2006
At the Tournament Players Club in Lutz. Clinical supervision provided by CHAP. This was our chapter's second year in providing volunteers for this event.
Holiday Toy Distribution Wednesday-Monday, December 13-25, 2006
Over the winter break, we collaborated with the Salvation Army to help gather donated toys and distribute them to underprivileged children.
Second Annual Health Fair at St. Pete's "Children of the World" Sunday, November 5, 2006
A variety of free health screenings for the local Asian and Latin communities. Both medical and nursing students participated in manning the various booths.
Third Annual USF Health Cultural Fiesta Saturday, November 4, 2006
We taught guests of Cultural Fiesta how to wear a Sari, a traditional garment worn by many women in the Indian subcontinent. Pictures were taken of draped guests as tokens of their cultural experience to bring home. We also attempted to teach guests you how to break it down, Garba-style. Tasmia Karim, Sarah Syed, and Nishan Shah were the talented instructors of the evening.
National Conference in Bethesda, MD Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2006
This year's conference was held in the Washington DC Metro Area at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The theme was, "Medicine: A Call to Service." Our USF chapter won the distinguished award of "Chapter of the Year" for the 2005-2006 time period. Son Ho and Anh Phu Nguyen were elected as National Junior Trustee and Region IV Director, respectively.
REACH Dinner Program: A CME InitiativeThursday, September 14, 2006
REACH stands for Recent Educational Advances in Chronic HBV. This CME meeting's goal was to reach out to healthcare professionals and educate them on the diagnosis and management of HBV in the clinical care setting. Physicians who attended received 1.5 CME points. Speaker: Minh Huyen Nguyen, MD from Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Located at Donatello Italian Restaurant on N Dale Mabry. Accredited by Purdue Universtiy and sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
First General Meeting with Son Ho, MSII, National Chief Financial Officer, as guest speakerThursday, September 14, 2006
On how to get involved with our local chapter and with APAMSA nationally.
Bone Marrow Drive Wednesday, May 24, 2006
There is a pressing need to recruit more donors who identify themselves as: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino. APAMSA chapters nationwide are organizing recruitment drives to add more of these under-represented minorities to the national registry. This was our third annual drive and we registered approximately 50 new donors.
Informational Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive Monday, May 22, 2006
Guest speaker: Recruitment Specialist, Ivan Mangual, from the National Marrow Donor Program.
AsiaFest 2006 Saturday, April 29, 2006
At the St. Pete Times Forum Plaza on Channelside Drive. Featuring delicious Asian food, musical performances, martial arts stunts, a cultural fashion show, and much more.
Health Fair at Oak Groves United Methodist Church, a Vietnamese Fellowship Church Saturday, April 15, 2006
We joined forces with the Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD), the Community Health Advocacy Partnership (CHAP), and the Vietnamese Fellowship at the Oak Groves United Methodist Church to put on a health fair for the local Asian community in Tampa. Free screenings included glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Additionally, approximately 40 people were screened for hepatitis B by the HCHD Specialty Care Clinic staff and received health education materials from the HCHD Department of Epidemiology and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The goal of this event was to carry out APAMSA's national endeavor to break the hepatitis B cycle. Less then 0.5% of Americans are infected with chronic HBV yet there is an estimated 7% of Asian Pacific Americans (APA's) infected with this disease. In reality, not many APA's have much knowledge on hepatitis B and its transmission. Putting on the health fair was a collaborated effort among USF APAMSA, the HCHD, and the fellowship to educate local community members about hepatitis B and how it may be transmitted.
AMSA/APAMSA Meeting with Boo Kwa, PhD, as guest speaker Monday, March 6, 2006
On the socio-economic and environmental factors relating to health issues in Malaysia.
Health Fair at Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament Friday-Sunday, February 24-26, 2006
At the Tournament Players Club in Lutz. Clinical supervision provided by CHAP.
Asian Cultural Panel Meeting Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A discussion on the different beliefs, practices, and customs of a variety of Asian cultures with Boo Kwa, PhD, Monina Mabuti, MD, Lynette Menezes, PhD, and Kimi Springsteen as guest speakers. Asian Cultural Booklet.
Health Fair at St. Peter Claver Catholic ChurchSaturday, February 11, 2006
Clinical supervision provided by Community Health Advocacy Partnership (CHAP).
India Fest Social Saturday, November 12, 2005
Second General Meeting with Yiliang Zhu, PhD, as guest speakerMonday, November 7, 2005
On healthcare in China.
Health Fair at St. Pete's "Children of the World" Saturday, November 5, 2005
We held a variety of health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose at this center for Asian and Latin American refugees and immigrants. We promoted health education by handing out pamphlets on diabetes, hepatitis B, colon cancer, and self breast exams in several languages. Volunteers included students and faculty from both the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing as well as Public Health Services representatives from the Hillsborough County Health Department. Special thanks to our Community Service Co-Chair, Minh Ngo, for her outstanding leadership in organizing this event.
National Conference in Chicago, IL Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, 2005
Congratulations to Son Ho, National Chief Financial Officer, Anh Phu Nguyen and Dang Khoa Vo, Regional Directors.
Henna fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims at the 2nd Annual Cultural Fiesta Friday, September 23, 2005
Painting hennas to enhance guests' cultural look to raise money for the hurricane victims in New Orleans. What is henna? It is also called Mehndi (Indian/Pakistani) and is a decorative application that comes from natural plant substances and is usually applied to women (occasionally men) as part of a ritual (e.g. marriage). Henna is mixed with a liquid and painted on various body parts; images are often intricate with elaborate patterns. Extremities that are often "hennaed" include feet, ankles, shins, hands, wrists and forearms. It is also used in hair color. Featuring our main Henna artist: Sarah Syed, MSI.
Rose/Carnation Sale at Class of 2009 White Coat Ceremony Friday, August 26, 2005
Carnations available outside the auditorium for family and friends of the first years to purchase.
First General Meeting with Quyen Nguyen, MSIV, as guest speakerWednesday, August 24, 2005
On the educational profiling of Asian Americans in medicine.
Gift packets for the Lil' SibsMonday, August 8, 2005
A bag of goodies for the new first years to welcome them to USF COM.
National Primary Care Week Oct. 16, 2004 - Oct. 22, 2004
On Saturday, Oct 16, we helped out with Project Hope's health fair. On Wednesday, Oct 20, we held the International Dinner and Panel Discussion along with studentgroups from the College of Nursing, Public Health, Project World Health,etc. The panel consisted of medical professionals who practice abroad (on international volunteering missions and so forth). A Peace Corp representative also took part in the panel.
Summer Internship Opportunity for 2003
Club Day/Recruitment Drive
The recruitment drive was held on August 18, 2004 and was a great success. We recruited several new members from the incoming first year class and also from the new second and third year classes.
The bake sale was held on May 1, 2003. Various Asian food items and desserts were made by members and sold to professors and students of the Class of 2006.The bake sale was a huge success with all items sold. The proceeds will be used to fund future events such as the bone marrow drive and health fairs.
National Conference November 2003 and 2004
Our members participated in the National Conferences in Washington, DC in 2003 and in Houston, TX in 2004.
Bone Marrow Drive 2004 and 2005
Our first and second annual bone marrow drives registered 60 and 50 new donors, respectively.