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This is your second and last chance to join the AMSC Seoul delegation! We heard your panic and disappointment last Sunday when you just missed out on the AMSC application deadline, and the little excuse at the back of your mind telling you that the application process is too much to take on. Well,[…]
The wait is over! We are now accepting ALL applications to be part of the Australian delegation to the Asian Medical Student’s Conference (AMSC) in Seoul, South Korea from July 23 – July 29, 2017. 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 “Accidents in[…]
Applications close 12:00am, FRIDAY 10th MARCH 2017. What are your plans for the Easter break? Catching up with family and friends? Studying for the next block? How about a trip overseas? How about a trip that will bring you both fantastic clinical experience and loads of good food and fun at the same time? Interested? Look no further![…]
AMSA International Australia is now seeking applications for the Asian Medical Students Exchange Program (AMSEP) in Hong Kong to be held on the 5th to the 11th of February 2017. Please see the APPLICATION BOOKLET. This opportunity is one not to be missed, and is sure to be a highlight of your medical school journey! During[…]
Dear Friends of the AIA, The wait is finally over! The AIA is now accepting applications from ALL medical students in Australia to attend the East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC). For the first time, the conference will be held in Melbourne! Focusing on the theme of “Climate Change Medicine”, the conference is set to[…]
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[…]
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.