Welcome to the National Elections Center of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. At this streamlined portal, you may learn about the responsibilities of various positions on the National Board and Regional Board, access the Elections Manual, and declare your candidacy.

The requirements for candidacy will be the following:

  1. Platform declaring candidacy for your interested position (max. 300 words)
  2. Photo (size 2 x 3 and in jpg form)
  3. Prepared speech at the National or Regional Elections. (45 seconds for National Board positions, 1 minute for Executive Board positions, and 2 minutes for President. 2 minutes for Regional Board positions)

All members will be able to view candidate statements here; these will be updated after the deadline on September 20th. Please use the menu items above and below to navigate.  Submissions for National Board and Regional Board positions are done through our form on the Nominations tab. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please e-mail elections@apamsa.org.

Brought to you by the National Elections Committee.

September 26th UPDATE

The Elections Committee once again wants to thank everyone who submitted an application for elections. At this point, we are now ONLY accepting applications for the following positions: Regional Director, Alumni Liaison, Sponsorship Chair, and Junior Editor. We will accept these applications for only these positions until Thursday, September 29th at 11:59 pm PDT. After this date, we will post any remaining position openings that will be open until the start of National Elections at 1:30 pm EDT on Saturday, October 1st.

In order for Elections to run smoothly, we also need all the chapters who will be in attendance to list a designated chapter member phone number/e-mail and registration on Poll-Ev.

We will post platform information of all candidates tomorrow night (Tuesday), September 27th and all platforms will be available by paper to those attending Elections at the conference check-in table for reading during the conference.

Last, for those candidates who are not attending the conference, we will allow for these candidates to send a 45 second video. The video must be made on YouTube and the link sent to elections@apamsa.org.

For everyone’s information, below is the Elections Order and Number of applications for each position.

External VP3
Internal VP1
Finance Director2
Communications Director1
Membership Director (2 positions)3
Health Affairs1
Hepatitis B & C Director1
Bone Marrow Director1
Network Director1
Social Media Director1
Senior Editor1
Pre-Med Director (2 positions)2
Mental Health Director (2 positions)5
AAPI Advocacy Director 4
Global Health Director3
Cancer Initiatives Director5
Database Director2
Community Outreach Director3
Health Education Director 2
Academic Education Director2
Health Advocacy Director2
Alumni Liaison 2
Sponsorship Director (3 positions)3
Junior Editor2

Region I0
Region II2
Region III2
Region IV South0
Region IV Southeast1
Region V1
Region VI1
Region VII1
Region VIII0

September 25th UPDATE

A reminder that the deadline for National Board/Regional Board platforms is tonight at 11:59 pm PDT! All filled spots after tonight will be locked in meaning that you will not be able to submit an application for those spots after tonight! Also currently open positions to consider at this time are– Regional Director, Network Director, Pre-Med Director, Sponsorship Chair, and Junior Editor! Fill in your platform on the Nominations tab!

September 21st UPDATE


Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application for National and Regional Board; the Elections Committee is very encouraged by the interest we have this year!  Because we still have unfilled spots for positions especially Regional Director positions, the Elections Committee has decided to extend the deadline to Sunday, September 25th at 11:59 pm EDT/8:59 pm PDT.

To provide everyone with the equal amount of information, below is the number of applications (order not yet determined) we have received at this time for each position. Again, as we mentioned earlier, if you’re running for a popular position strongly look into running for an unfilled position! Also think about running for Regional Board!

The following positions are unfilled or only have applicants running for other positions– External VP (requires National Board experience), Community Outreach, Health Advocacy, Alumni Liaison, Pre-Med Director (2 spots), Sponsorship Chairs (3 spots), Network Director, Junior Editor, all regions for Regional Directors.


National Board Nomination Status:

President 1
External VP 0
Internal VP 1
Finance Director 2
Communications Director 1
Membership Director (2 spots) 3
Community Outreach 2
Cancer Initiatives 5
Bone Marrow 1
Health Education 2
Hep B/C 1
Mental Health (2 spots) 3
Health Advocacy 1
AAPI Advocacy 4
Global Health 3
Academic Education 1
Alumni Liaison 1
Pre-Med Director (2 spots) 2
Database 2
Sponsorship Chairs 2
Network Director 0
Social Media 1
Senior Editor 1
Junior Editor 0

Regional Board Nomination Status:

Region I 0
Region II 1
Region III 0
Region IV South 0
Region IV Southeast 1
Region V 1
Region VI 0
Region VII 1
Region VIII 0


To maximize your chances of joining the National and Regional Board, we would encourage everyone to look at the unfilled positions and for the people who have already applied to consider adding an extra platform if you’re running for positions with multiple people running. There is no limit to the number of platforms you can submit and before September 25th you can add on any position you’d like to run for regardless of whether anyone already is running or not. After September 25th, people will be ONLY allowed to apply for unfilled positions (and positions that could be unfilled if the person applying gets elected prior to that position being up for election). Platforms will be posted on Monday, September 26th on the APAMSA Elections website. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at elections@apamsa.org!

–Your Elections Committee


September 19th UPDATE

Reminder that submissions are due tomorrow (September 20th) at 11:59 pm PDT.

A few FAQs to mention:

-You can apply for as many positions as possible (submit the extra position platforms to elections@apamsa.org)

-Remember to send us your photos with your submissions!

-You can apply without attending the conference but of course you won’t be able to deliver a speech (and unless there are extenuating circumstances, we will not be able to give your speech for you).

-Outside of Executive Board positions, National Board members can serve as Regional Directors!