Membership Committee
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Membership Committee

The committee serves to promote membership in APSA to all who are interested in a career as a physician-scientist.  These individuals include MD/PhD, DO/PhD, single degree candidates, undergraduates, and resident groups.

Institutional Representatives

  • The committee communicates directly with Institutional Representatives (IRs) at each participating institution to update them on opportunities and events at the national level.
  • These Institutional Representatives are in direct contact with the Membership Committee with any questions, comments, or concerns originating from their local chapter.
  • For a current list of APSA Institutional Representatives, please visit this site.
  • If you do not see your institution on this list and would like to become the Institutional Representative at your school, please contact our Chair of the APSA Membership Committee, Peter Mittwede, at [email protected]

Institutional Memberships

  • The committee is responsible for promoting the Institutional Membership program, which allows institutions to purchase memberships in bulk, encouraging more students to become APSA members.
  • Committee members keep in contact with current Institutional Membership holders to facilitate the renewal of the membership and implement any suggestions that the institutions may have.

Local Chapters

  • Committee members assist students who are interested in beginning a local chapter at their institution.
  • For more information on how you can start a local APSA chapter, please visit this site:  
  • The committee organizes the distribution of APSA promotional materials to facilitate the recruitment of students at a local chapter.

Membership Opportunities

  • The committee is responsible for selecting and distributing grants for chapters interested in inviting a speaker to give a lunchtime talk.
  • Committee members have compiled a list of summer and year-out opportunities for single degree candidates, which will be distributed to all medical schools with additional information posted on our website.


  • The committee works jointly with the Policy Committee to collect data regarding students’ career interests to direct the policy goals of the organization in order to better serve the APSA members.
  • Past surveys to assess the interests of specific groups have included surveys directed towards undergraduate members, single degree candidates, and resident members.