Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Asian Pacific American Officer Committee

Education and Training

Mission Statement:

The APAOC Education and Training Subcommittee is responsible for planning, organizing, and scheduling training sessions for APAOC members. It is responsible for establishing appropriate topics of interest, inviting qualified speakers, coordinating the logistics of the presentation, and ensuring participants receive certificates of attendance for attending training sessions.

Goals for 2020:

  • Develop Education and Training Sessions which provide valuable information and interesting topics to all APAOC members. 
  • Coordinate and schedule annual Leadership Summit in collaboration with APAOC’s Leadership and other subcommittees.
  • Promote and advance educational opportunities, encouraging APAOC involvement and interest among members and APAO Community.

Subcommittee Contacts:

Chair – CDR Ruiqing Pamboukian (; Alternate – LT Michelle Lin (

Co-Chair – CAPT Ruby Lerner (; Alternate – LT Shanly Chen (

***Education & Training sessions via WebEx will be held the 3rd Wednesday (or the best available date) of every even month from 1200-1300 hours EST.  The tentative schedule for 2020 is listed below.  The Education and Training Subcommittee will send an announcement with details closer to the training session dates. ***



Second Career After PHS

 February 19, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak Response Stories from APAOC Officers* (official title TBA)

 April 15, 2020

Writing for Impact

 August 17, 2020

APAOC Leadership Summit (live event)

 October 2, 2020

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