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Opportunity: revive the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP)

on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 02:26

 

A group of psychiatry attending and residents are working on reviving the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP), and they are looking for interested medical students to work with their group.  If you are a medical student of Korean American descent, please contact Dr. Steve Koh for more information:  sskoh@ucsd.edu.

 

Description:
Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP) was founded in 1978 by largely Korean Medical School graduates in the United States. It has maintained a close relationship with Korean Neuropsychiatric Association (KNPA) in Korea and has sponsored Korean-American psychiatry resident to attend KNPA annual scientific meeting Seoul each year. In turn, AKAP invites a Korean resident from KNPA to its annual meeting to present scholarly work. AKAP traditionally has had close relationship with American Psychiatric Association (APA) and conducts business meeting at the APA’s annual meeting in May of each year. As the only psychiatric association devoted to Korean American mental health issues, AKAP seeks to bridge relationship between Korean Medical School graduates and American Medical School graduates of Korean descent. AKAP will work with affiliated organizations like KNPA and APA to focus on unique Korean American mental health issues.
 
Please contact Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA (shkoh77@yahoo.com) for any questions or to get involved.