What is the American Physician Scientist Association (APSA)?

APSA is a student-led organization that aims to promote and advocate for physician-scientist trainees by "improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational medicine". Local chapters of APSA can be found at medical school across the US. For more information on APSA, visit their website. For more information on starting a local chapter at your medical school, click here.  

What is an APSA Regional Meeting? 

APSA Regional Meetings are student-run and organized annual conferences that typically span 1-2 days and are held on an APSA affiliate medical school campus. Host institutions for previous Midwest Regional Meetings have included Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2015) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (2016). Five regular regional meetings take place across the US: Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, South and West. Any trainee with an interest in translational medicine is eligible to participate in the conference, regardless of APSA membership.

Who are the Iowa MSTP?

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been an NIH-funded MSTP for over 40 years. Currently the Iowa MSTP has over 70 trainees from all over the US in medical school, in the lab, and in the clinic. For more information on our program, please visit our website

APSA Midwest Regional Meeting Planning Committee

Lauren Boland, Co-chair
Amy Whillock, Co-chair
Tina Arkee
Colin Clark
Lucy Evans
Kelly Falls
Charlotte Feddersen
Margaret Fuller
Rachel Genova
Cole Haskins
Sheps King-Mcalpin
Mitchell Lefebvre
Laura Marquez Loza
Daniel Pape
Keyan Zarei