KAGMA (Korean American Graduate Medical Association) of Southern California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is one of the largest Korean American physician organizations in the United States. Our mission is to improve the health care of the Korean American community by supporting health care providers, improving health education, access, and advocacy, in partnership with other organizations serving the Korean American community.
A message from the President:
For those who may are not familiar with KAGMA, we are a 501c3 nonprofit, and our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the Korean American Community by supporting health care providers and by improving health education, access, and advocacy.
We are an organization of volunteer physicians, and I am deeply grateful to our Executive Board members, who have continued to work diligently to reinforce the foundations of this organization through a volatile period for both the organization and our community. Each member of our board shares an enormous sense of pride in our heritage and an intense optimism in the potential for Korean American physicians to collectively make impactful contributions to our community beyond the scopes of our individual practices. Over the past several years, our executive board has been working diligently on multiple initiatives with the aim of reinvigorating our membership base so that we may ultimately harness the full range of talents, resources, and good will that the Korean American physician community collectively possesses.
Some of our current projects include: a dinner series for physicians, regular social hours, a mentorship cohort program involving multigenerational cross-sections of doctors, a student shadowing program designed to sustain a pipeline of talented providers for the Koreatown community, and raising funds for part-time support staff.
We welcome anyone who may have questions, suggestions, or an interest in taking on a more active role in KAGMA to reach out via the email address below. And for anyone who is interested in paying membership dues or simply making a tax-deductible donation, please see the links below.
We hope to see you all at a KAGMA event soon!
Andy Kim, M.D.