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American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)

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The individual member is offered perpetually increasing resources to empower their training as they travel the career path toward bridging research and medicine. 

Core Purpose:
The American Physician Scientists Association is dedicated to career development and community building among physician-scientists in training.

The 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.

Focusing on the needs of students and housestaff, including but not limited to MD/PhD trainees, APSA will pursue being:

The leading student organization for advancing opportunities for mentorship, community building, and mutual support of physician-scientists;
The principal source for obtaining and disseminating career development information for student physician-scientists regarding education, residency training, and beyond;
The most representative voice and influential advocate to policymakers and the American people regarding the need for supporting physician-scientist training;
A dynamic organization that provides value to its members.


Executive Council: The Executive Council is made up of twelve positions elected by the Institutional Representatives during the APSA Annual Meeting in April of each year. These positions are the only members of the Executive Council with voting privileges. The committee vice-chairs are included as non-voting members of the Executive Council and are appointed to their positions by the Executive Council. The vice-chairs may in the absence of the committee chair serve as the proxy vote.

Standing Committees: APSA is led by five standing committees whose chairs are elected and are members of the executive council. Members of the standing committees consist of current medical and MD-PhD students. Appointments to the Standing Committees are made through the Chair and Vice-Chair of the individual committees in conjunction with the Executive Council.

Institutional Representatives: If you would like to serve as a liaison between the students at your institution and APSA to help us gain a better grasp of the wants and needs of the students at your institution, consider applying.