- Chair: Khoi Frank Tran
News & Events
On the evening of November 3rd, members of the LECOM at Elmira student body gathered to celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. The event was held at the Tifft Center at Elmira College and hosted by the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA). Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. Because there are several members of the LECOM at Elmira community that identify as South Asian and personally celebrate Diwali, it was important to have this celebration – even in the age of COVID. Medical students were able to celebrate together with food, music, and games to foster a sense of community. For a new campus, it is a tradition that will hopefully continue on with South Asian LECOM at Elmira students.