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:

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“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