For members, alumni, honorary members, faculty, and staff who have dedicated their time and have shown a commitment to the organization at a level that rises above the expected standard, the Pre-Medical Association would like to thank you for your hard work and would like to take this time to recognize you. It is your support which continues to move this organization forward in a new direction. A toast to the past and the present, thank you for all you have done and we hope that PMA can continue to offer its tradition of excellence to its many future members in the upcoming years.
The Pre-Medical Association provides its membership with numerous events throughout the year. Members whose consistently display outstanding dedication and commitment to service are awarded at the Pre-Medical Association's Appreciation Banquet, held at the end of each semester.
The Platinum Member distinction is the most prestigious distinction awarded by the Pre-Medical Association, and is awarded to the PMA member who has the highest amount of points at the end of each semester. There may only be one recipient of this award.
The Gold Member distinction is awarded to the PMA member who has the second highest amount of points at the end of each semester. There may be more than one recipient of this award.
The Silver Member distinction is awarded to the member who has the third highest amount of points at the end of the semester. There may be more than one recipient of this award.
The Bronze Member distinction is awarded to the member who has the fourth highest amount of points at the end of each semester. There may be more than one recipient of this award.
The Pre-Medical Association recognizes outstanding leadership qualities displayed by its membership. Two leadership distinctions are reserved each semester for individuals who display exemplary traits in both leadership and service. These individuals are recognized for inspiring greater change in the organization, the community, and the world through their actions.
The Christopher E. Chow Distinguished Leadership Award
Chrisptopher E. Chow, Biology, B.S., class of 2009, helped to build the current infrastructure of the Pre-Medical Association. His tireless efforts include the implementation of the current points system, the creation of standardized forms, the creation of a uniform database for PMA information, and the modification of the old election system. Chris was also a member of the Biology Club and the Golden Key International Honour Society, and served as a Senior Peer Advisor at the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center. He is currently a first year medical student at Loma Linda University in California.
The Christopher E. Chow Distinguished Leadership Award is reserved for an individual who has served as a role model for his or her peers in both leadership and service. The executive board selects the recipient of this prestigious award.
The Michael J. H. Chan Excellence in Servant Leadership Award
Michael J. H. Chan, Biology B.A., class of 2009, initiated and launched the very first CPR for the Professional Rescuer course for the Pre-Medical Association. As an instructor, Michael volunteered his services to the organization and helped over 50 students receive their CPR certification from the Red Cross. Michael then launched a CPR Instructor Certification course and helped over 15 students receive their CPR Instructor's Certification. Because of Michael's efforts, the Pre-Medical Association was able to offer its members these CPR Certification Courses free of charge. A member of the Biology Club, a Lifeguard, and a CPR Instructor, Michael's leadership and service in educating members of the community in vital life-saving skills, has helped to make this community and world a safer place.
The Michael J. H. Chan Excellence in Servant Leadership Award is reserved for an individual who has served as a role model for his or her peers in servant leadership. The membership selects the recipient of this prestigious award.
The Kellie Kurasaki Top Fundraiser Award
Kellie Kurasaki, Molecular Cell Biology B.S., class of 2015, helped to bring the club out of debt and into a new era of prosperity. Kellie helped PMA by leading the club through car washes, bake sales, and Bubbies fundraisers. The money that has been fundraised goes back into the club to sponsor many of the events that members enjoy. Kellie is currently attending the John A. Burns School of Medicine and stiriving to become an excellent physician.
The Kellie Kurasaki Top Fundraiser Award is reserved for an individual who has gathered the most fundraising points for the semester.
The Pre-Medical Association allows students to participate as part of a committee to assist an executive board member in organizing and chairing community service activities, fundraisers, and socials. Having members become more involved with the club enhances the sense of community and interdependence of the Pre-Medical Association, as well as fosters leaders for the continuation of this membership.
Committee awards are awarded by Executive Board Members to their respective Committee Members.