Background :

The Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International is a peak
representative organization for medical students from across Asia, the Asia-Pacific and
beyond. Training doctors from 16 Member Nations and 11 Associate/Observer Nations
combine to share knowledge, undertake activities and social services and create
international and trans-continental friendships.

AMSA was officially founded in Manila, Philippines in 1985 and from this day has
been an active, dynamic and exciting student-led, not-for-profit, non-political
organization. Today, with members and friends spanning the globe AMSA 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 Organization, the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
and many other international and regional medical student organizations.

Since it was first established in 1979 and the first conference was held in Mahidol
University of Thailand the Asian Medical Students’ Conferences have been a key focus
for the organization. Now held biannually in January/February and July/August these
events see over 700 students from across the world combine to learn from each other,
teach their fellow peers and develop lasting friendships.

The AMSA Vision is Knowledge, Action and Friendship. Three areas we
continuously strive to further in our members and peers through our organizational

  • Knowledge : We promote scientific and medical activities to increase and expand our knowledge whilst training to become the medical professionals of the future
  • Action : As medical students, we are concerned for the community around us and endeavor to do things for the benefit and improvement of our fellow citizens
  • Friendship : As future doctors, we aim to build and maintain a good relationship among our colleagues of the Asia-Pacific and beyond


Organizational Structure :
Executive Committee AMSA International 2019/2020