May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so this month we are highlighting a relatively new collection added to the Medical Center Archives in 2021: the Duke Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Records.
The Duke chapter of the national Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to learning about, promoting awareness of, and improving Asian-American health issues. Since 2005, the Duke APAMSA chapter has been engaged in community outreach including holding service activities such as bone marrow registry drives, health screenings, and foreign-language health education, as well as pursuing other avenues of cultural discovery such as providing Chinese-language training to medical students and sampling the best Asian restaurants in the Triangle.
Student groups are an integral part of the university experience providing an essential link between student interests, professional practices, and activism. If you are a member of a student group, please contact the Archives about adding your groups’ records to our holdings.