New York Medical College

Student Services

Culture & Identity


Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at New York Medical College is dedicated to raising awareness of our rich, multifaceted heritage and the health problems and diseases that plague our communities. Our upcoming events this year include:

  • APAMSA Culture Show: each year hundreds of students, faculty, and guests attend our largest event of the year to watch YOU, our talented student body, showcasing everything from cultural acts, skits, comedy videos
  • Multiple Hepatitis B screenings and Bone marrow drives to raise awareness in the API community
  • Mentoring program with middle school/high school age kids
  • Diversity Day: day long cultural exploration and workshops and much, much more! Come out and get involved!


Latino Medical Student Association

What we're about: An organization including members from all national and cultural origins. Some of its goals include: academic and social support for members, further development of leadership skills, education and sensitization of non-Latino students to the needs of the Latino community, community involvement to help educate and strengthen the local Latino community.

NYMC Language Club

The mission of the Language Club is to allow members an opportunity to foster their interest in foreign language and culture. Such cultivation will enrich members’ formal education as they further their cultural competence and language proficiency.

P.E.O.P.L.E. in Medicine (People of Every Orientation Protecting Liberty and Equality in Medicine)

PEOPLE actively works to improve healthcare delivery to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patient populations through outreach activities, volunteering opportunities, and addressing health issues and concerns within the LGBT community. Our organization communicates and collaborates with other health professionals by creating a positive, safe, and proactive environment for patients in which the highest quality of care can be delivered, and a safe, supportive atmosphere in which our fellow students can foster their personal and professional growth. We educate both current and future physicians on the special healthcare needs of LGBT patients through conferences, discussions, and focused educational experiences, to create competent and compassionate physicians.

The South Asian Medical Students Association

The South Asian Medical Students Association of NYMC provides a great opportunity for students to get involved in nonacademic activities in a fun and meaningful way. The main event of the year is the annual Culture Show co hosted by SAMSA and APAMSA, the biggest performance event held for the NYMC community. The Culture Show consists of a variety of acts and performances (not just Asianthemed!) to showcase the talent of our medical school. By becoming involved in SAMSA, students have the opportunity to become part of the team to put on this great show, as well as host and organize various events throughout the year aimed at celebrating South Asian culture.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room is devoted to helping the student body explore the wide world of wines. We do so by hosting themed tastings throughout the year to educate attendees about the nuances of each wine, and the particulars of the region being sampled.

Wine Club of NYMC

Wine Club of NYMC is a haven for wine-lovers and non wine-lovers alike to enjoy the company of their fellow classmates. Wine Club hosts several events a year featuring tastings from regions around the world (recent tastings have been Greece, France, and Germany/Austria) with relevant cuisine. All are welcome to join!


For additional information on any of our clubs or student activities please contact the Dean of Student Activites at (914) 594-4491.

Page updated: May 12, 2015