New partnership: APSA

The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) and the Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International share similar goals and objectives pertaining to the promotion of translational research and academic medicine, especially as they pertain to international health and epidemiological studies

About APSA

The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) is a national organisation dedicated to addressing the needs of future physician scientists with respect to their training and career development. APSA strives to be the student physician-scientists’ leading voice for improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational medicine.


Conference Reciprocity

APSA and AMSA International leadership will be encouraged to attend each other’s annual meetings.  Specifically;

1. A representative from AMSA will receive free registration to the APSA Annual Meeting. In addition, AMSA members are encouraged to apply for travel awards offered by APSA. Awards for international students may be offered at the discretion of APSA. The APSA annual meeting takes place concurrently with the Joint Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP). AMSA International students who become or are APSA members are encouraged to present research posters at this meeting.

2. A representative from AMSA International will be encouraged to present a brief 10-minute talk  every other year at the APSA Annual Meeting or Business Meeting, as part of the external partner organisations and international MD/PhD societies presentations.

3. Other representatives from AMSA International are welcome to join the Annual Meetings or Business Meetings at APSA (at their own expense), subject to availability of spaces and approval of the Executive Council and/or the Board of Directors.

Create a Research/Clinical Opportunities Database

APSA and AMSA International will work together to create a research and clinical opportunities database for physician-scientists part of APSA who would like to conduct research or take part in clinical opportunities in Asia, and likewise for AMSA International members who would like to conduct research or take part in clinical opportunities in the US.  The database would include details including but not limited to time-frame, language proficiencies, required qualifications and job scopes.

To enhance the interaction between members from APSA and AMSA International, local AMSA members will be notified when physician-scientists from APSA are visiting their institution, and likewise local APSA members will be notified when medical students from AMSA International are visiting their institution.