The Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) Malaysia is the oldest and largest medical students’ association in Malaysia with over 30 years of outstanding service and contributions to the society. The secretariat office of AMSA Malaysia is at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Kuala Lumpur. Currently, AMSA Malaysia has total 12 medical university members all over the Malaysia. AMSA Malaysia was originally pioneered by a group of medical students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) [The National University of Malaysia] in year 1983. In that year itself, AMSA Malaysia organised Asian Medical Students’ Conference (AMSC) successfully which gathered huge number of medical students from India, Japan, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore, and Thailand to discuss various health issues. In year 1985, AMSA Malaysia was one of the founder members of AMSA International. With its motto, “Building Bridges, Sharing Dream”, AMSA Malaysia is expanding quickly with more and more medical schools joining.
Our work focuses on enhancing educational opportunity and creating health-conscious medical students via public health awareness programs, academic and motivational seminars and research studies. Our student exchange programmes also receive praises from our sponsors and visiting hosts, as there is nothing like the camaraderie of overseas touring to foster cultural understanding and to lift the spirit of our members to a high pitch of togetherness in action. Besides, we are involved in numerous charitable activities including AMSA Health Day, AMSA Community Service, AMSA Diabetes Day, World Immunodeficiency Week, World Health Day and many more.
As for international conferences, AMSA Malaysia was the host of Asian Medical Students’ Conference (AMSC) 1983, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2005 and 2013. Besides that, AMSA Malaysia also organised East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC) twice respectively in year 2009 and 2010.
In year 2009, AMSA Malaysia officially organised its very own annual sports event, Medics Inter-Varsity Games (MIVG) in UKM Sports Complex, Bangi. In year 2016, AMSA Malaysia had its own conference, Malaysian Medical Students’ Conference with the theme “Health for the Nation”, held in UKM Medical Centre, was successfully gathered various Malaysian medical students studying in 6 different countries to discuss the current health issues in Malaysia.