LATEST NEWS & Events
Dear Friends of AMSA International Australia, We have had an incredibly exciting year. The 2015-2016 tenure has seen the growing success of Australian exchange programs with Asian medical schools. Students coming from all across the Asia-Pacific Region visited our friendly hosts in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, and we also had two fruitful outgoing exchanges to Taiwan and India. Of course, we[…]
AMSA International is looking for people who are motivated to deliver Knowledge, Action, and Friendship for its next tenure. Many positions are available. Before you find one which suits you, make sure you read the Job Description. Application Deadline: 1st of June 2016, 09:00 GMT Completion of the form also requires the following to be attached: A recommendation[…]
Australia has been successful in bidding to host the East Asian Medical Students Conference in Melbourne in 2017! The EAMSC 2017 Organising Committee is now inviting medical students across Australia to participate in this conference as Group Moderators (Victorian students) and subcommittee members (all Australian students). Group Moderators (GMs) Group moderators will be responsible for leading a[…]
We are now accepting applications to be part of the Australian delegation to the Asian Medical Student’s Conference (AMSC) in Manila, Philippines from June 28 – July 5, 2016. The AMSC is an AMSA International conference which sees about 400 medical students from over 20 countries gather for academic competitions, cultural activities and sight-seeing programs. With the theme “Health Beyond Our Clinics”, it will[…]
Applications are now open for the Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Program (AMSEP) in Taiwan 2016. This exchange will be held in Taipei, the largest (and tastiest) city in Taiwan, and will take place from the 25 March – 1 of April 2016. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the medical system and culture[…]
Applications are now open for the role of Chief Delegate for the Asian Medical Students’ Conference (AMSC) 2016! This week-long conference will be held in the beautiful Philippines and will take place from the 28 June – 5 July. With the theme “Health Beyond Our Clinics”, it will examine the way the social determinants of health shape the health of communities. The position of[…]
Submissions for World Cancer Day 2015 Competition is now open! The AMSA International World Cancer Day Competitions consists of two separate competitions: Essay Competition Public Poster Competition All competition submissions must adhere to these guidelines and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 5th 2015 – 0900 GMT. Questions can be directed to: email@example.com Please see the[…]
Applications are now open for the Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Program (AMSEP) in India 2016. This exchange will be held in Kolkata, the second largest city in India, and will take place from the 13-20 of February. Together with delegates from Indonesia, Pakistan, and Taiwan, you will experience the best of clinical, cultural, and social[…]
Submissions for World AIDS Day 2015 Competition is now open! The AMSA International World AIDS Day Competitions consists of two separate competitions, all of which are open strictly for AMSA members only: Essay Competition Public Poster Competition All competition submissions must adhere to these guidelines and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 1st, 2015 –[…]
‘The Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association (J-AMSA) (ISSN: 2226-3403) is an International peer reviewed, online open-access student led biomedical journal of the Asian Medical Students’ Association-International (AMSA-International) published biannually, indexed at Ulrichsweb, Google Scholar, IndexCopernicus and Gale Cangage learning. It has been started with a vision of encouraging student led research in the Asia-Pacific[…]
We are currently looking for passionate Australian medical students to join the 2016/17 AIA Executive team.
Conferences, Student exchange programs, community services, and much more
The Asian Medical Students’ Conference is an annual conference that involves the participation of hundreds of medical students from chapters around the Asia-Pacific region. This event allows medical students to congregate, discuss and present their projects and research on a predertermined theme of the year. Delegates can also experience different traditions and customs through the organised cultural events. Finally, students will have the opportunity to network and build lifelong friendships with future doctors across Asia, regardless of nationality, ethnicity or race.
The East Asian Medical Students’ Conference is an annual conference hosted by various cities around East Asia. It allows delegates from all AMSA-International chapters to exchange ideas, knowledge and cultures. The EAMSC continues to inspire medical students to analyse global health issues more closely and to utilise the role of medical students in the promotion of public health. It challenges students to think beyond what is learnt at university through various academic and cultural activities which explore a nominated conference theme.
The Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Program (AMSEP) creates opportunities for international preclinical and clinical exchanges between AMSA International chapters. Students will learn and experience the local culture, social aspects, and the healthcare systems in various settings. Students will develop life-long friendships with medical students from around the globe, which enables them to attain further clinical and/or cultural experience in the future.
The post-conference project (PCP) is a continuation of the student conference. It aims to make an impact on the wider community by disseminating the knowledge gained from the conference through different channels, and engaging with students of various disciplines. The PCP may be in the forms of workshops, seminars, presentations, or community service.
AMSA International is the peak representative organisation for medical students from the Asia, Pacific and Oceanic regions. It could be considered a ‘sister organisation’ to the European Medical Students’ Association. Comprised of 13 Member Chapters, 8 Observer Chapters and 2 Associate Nations – of which Australia is a founding Member Chapter – it is intended to facilitate international and transcontinental exchange of medical research, initiative and camaraderie. With an extensive global network, AMSA International has an active student exchange program, regularly undertakes national and regional projects, provides humanitarian assistance at times of need, produces quarterly student publications and liaises with the World Health Organisation, the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia and many other international organisations.
The AIA is actively engaged in all of these initiatives. The Australian chapter also undertakes and promotes scientific research of internationally-acclaimed calibre, as well as public health posters and film clips, at the annual Asian Medical Students’ Conference (AMSC) and East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC). These conferences are a unique opportunity for medical students to undertake and present research on the international stage, get involved in a public health campaigning on the global level, sightsee around a foreign country, and make lasting friendships with our international medical student colleagues and organisations including WHO and ASEAN. An immersive social program, cultural performances and cultural exchange lead to a truly memorable and heart-warming experience for all delegates. Furthermore, delegates then have the opportunity to get published, present their research or distribute their public health poster or film clip throughout Australia after the conference.