The committee serves to promote membership in APSA to all who are interested in a career as a physician-scientist. These individuals include MD/PhD, DO/PhD, single degree candidates, undergraduates, and resident groups.
- The committee communicates directly with Institutional Representatives at each participating institution to update them on opportunities and events at the national level.
- IRs are essential for horizontal communication between institutions with physician-scientist trainees and APSA
- It is APSA’s goal that each and every institution with a medical school has a filled IR position
- Apply to be an APSA IR
- The membership committee also promotes and manages the Institutional Membership program, which allows institutions to purchase memberships in bulk, encouraging more students to take advantage of the numerous benefits exclusively available to APSA members
- Please visit our Institutional Memberships webpage for more information!
- The membership committee manages our Local Chapters program and maintains open lines of communication between the local chapter leaders and APSA
- There are currently over 30 active Local Chapters across the country, and the membership committee ensure’s that these local chapter are able to communicate and share ideas
- Learn how to start a local chapter at your own institution here
- The membership committee also oversees numerous APSA-sponsored awards that exclusive to local chapters including $1000 keynote grants, $750 travel awards, and $100 event grants
- The committee is responsible for selecting and distributing grants for chapters interested in inviting a speaker to give a lunchtime talk.
- Committee members have compiled a list of summer and year-out opportunities for single degree candidates, which will be distributed to all medical schools with additional information posted on our website.
- The committee works jointly with the Policy Committee to collect data regarding students’ career interests to direct the policy goals of the organization in order to better serve the APSA members.
- Past surveys to assess the interests of specific groups have included surveys directed towards undergraduate members, single degree candidates, and resident members.