Two UMKC School of Medicine students have been selected to serve in national and regional leadership positions with the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.
Fourth-year student Tim Chow was recently appointed to the organization’s executive board as the chief financial officer. Elizabeth Theng, a second-year student, was selected to serve as one of four regional directors for APAMSA’s Region VI, which covers 11 states.
This is Chow’s second term on the national board. Last year, he served as the national director of membership. Before that he served as the Region VI director and as treasurer of the UMKC chapter of APMSA. He has been part of the organization throughout his time at UMKC.
Theng became involved with APAMA during her first year at the School, largely as a volunteer at various local health fairs and as a representative for first-year students. She currently also serves as treasurer of the School of Medicine chapter of APAMSA.
The latest appointments came during the organization’s 2016 national conference at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. They are each is for one year.
APAMSA is an organization of medical and pre-medical students that provides a forum for student leaders to develop programs and initiatives to address health issues unique to the Asian and Pacific Islander American communities.