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Founded by medical students in 2020, the South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA) is a national organization determined to unify medical students’ efforts to address South Asian health. We are committed to supporting medical students, promoting research initiatives and advocacy efforts, and addressing the needs of the South Asian American community. We invite you to join SAMSA in our mission to improve cultural competency in the next generation of physician-leaders. Learn more about how you can become involved by checking out the links below:

Join one of our many chapters across the nation, or create one of your own!

Check out our recent publications

Interpretation of ethnicity-specific data: increased risk versus increased utilisation

Alizah Ali, Fariha Hameed, Bharath Nagaraj and Aayush Visaria recently published the following study in the British Journal of General Practice: “Interpretation of ethnicity-specific data: increased risk versus increased utilisation.” Excerpt: “It was with great pleasure we read the article by Robson et al titled ‘NHS Health Checks: an observational study of equity and outcomes 2009–2017’. We would like to offer additional … Continue reading Interpretation of ethnicity-specific data: increased risk versus increased utilisation

Observations and hypotheses for potential generational differences in cardiometabolic risk factors in U.S. South Asians

Trishna Parikh, Anjitha Saji, and Dr. Aayush Visaria MD, MPH recently published the following study in the Indian Heart Journal “Observations and hypotheses for potential generational differences in cardiometabolic risk factors in U.S. South Asians.” Excerpt: “We read with pleasure the work of Shah et al titled “Cardiovascular health and subclinical atherosclerosis in second-generation South Asian … Continue reading Observations and hypotheses for potential generational differences in cardiometabolic risk factors in U.S. South Asians

“Dr. Patel, the Psychiatrist”

It took some time to really sit down and realize it, but just as Indians aren’t immune from any medical conditions, we aren’t immune from the psychiatric conditions either.

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I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle.

Atul Gawande