Asian Pacific Islander Premed Essay Contest


For the first time ever, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) will be offering two essay contest scholarships to aid interested pre-medical students in attending the 18th Annual National Conference hosted by Stanford University School of Medicine from October 14-16, 2011.  This year’s theme will be A Prescription for Change: ACT Now.  For more information, please visit the official conference website:  It will regularly updated as we move closer to the conference.  For more information about APASMA, please visit

Each scholarship will amount to $400 to help defray travel, lodging, and
registration costs.  Winning students must attend the conference in order to receive funding otherwise they will forfeit their award.  Both winning students will be recognized during the conference banquet on the evening of October 15th.

Please choose either one of the topics below for your essay:

  1. What do you feel is the most important issue in
    Asian Pacific American health today?
  2. Describe your passion to pursue a career in

Creative titles are encouraged.

Essays must be limited to 600 words.  Submissions must be emailed to by 11:59 PM on August 20, 2011.  Winning students will be notified by August 31, 2011 and must show proof of conference registration in order to not forfeit their award.  Please direct any questions you may have to

Please include your name, school, major/degree concentration, anticipated graduation date, phone number, and email at the top of your essay.  This
will not count towards your 600 words.

Why Pre-Meds Should Attend: Though the entire weekend will be very
resourceful for both pre-med and medical students offering a wide variety of
speakers covering a diverse range of topics pertinent to Asian Pacific American
health, APAMSA will dedicate all of Sunday, October 16th towards
pre-med enrichment and advising.  Below are some features planned for October 16th.

1) Network with current pre-medical students from
throughout the country

2) Panels with current medical students on how to successfully prepare and apply for medical school (valuable for anybody at any stage of their pre-med trajectory)

3) Panel with medical school admissions deans

4) Participate in mock interview sessions with medical students who currently interview applicants at their respective schools

5) Receive a critique of your personal statement, medical school application, and/or CV/resume

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