AMSA Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

March 18, 2021

Media Contact
Pete Thomson
Chief Communications Officer
American Medical Student Association
Email: pr@amsa.org

McLean, Va., March 18, 2021: AMSA President Dr. Ali Bokhari made the following statement in response to the acts of violence in Atlanta.

“In light of the recent murders of members of our AAPI community in Atlanta on Tuesday evening, I am sending along a message of love and solidarity to everyone in our AMSA family. Our thoughts are with the family members and community members who lost their loved ones yesterday. And we are committed to fighting the racism and hate in the U.S. that costs far too many friends, family, and patients of color their lives.

“We recently heard from APAMSA’s President, Donna Tran, at our Annual National Convention. She shared at that time how APAMSA is fighting against anti-Asian racism and violence. AMSA is committed to continuing our work to protect the interests of future physicians and communities across this country, and stands in strong support of our allies at APAMSA.”

Ali Bokhari, DO, MPH, AMSA National President


We urge you to review the National APAMSA Anti-Asian Racism Toolkit during this time (www.tinyurl.com/apamsatoolkit).


About the American Medical Student Association:

AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing physicians-in-training, advocating for quality and affordable health care for all, and building the next generation of physician leaders. To join our community, visit amsa.org.