About Us

The Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International is a peak representative organisation for medical students from across Asia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond. We gather future healers from 17 Full Members, 2 Associate Members and 8 Observer Members, to be academically-competent, initiative-driven, and socially ethical.

 

 

 

About Us

The Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International is a peak representative organisation for medical students from across Asia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond. We gather future healers from 17 Full Members, 2 Associate Members and 8 Observer Members, to be academically-competent, initiative-driven, and socially ethical.

 



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 endeavour 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.

 

Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International is a peak representative organisation for medical students from across Asia, the Asia-Pacific, and beyond. AMSA has trained future doctors-to-be to share knowledge, undertake activities and social services and create international friendships.

AMSA International was officially founded at the sixth Asian Medical Students’ Conference (AMSC), which was held at Manila, the Philippines in 1985. Enthusiastic AMSA members from nine different nations – Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, gathered at the conference and founded the prestigious international organisation. The member nations increased gradually as the founding members of AMSA inspired neighbouring countries with its admirable vision.

Today, AMSA International has grown into a dynamic student-led, not-for-profit, non-political organisation. With members and friends spanning the globe, AMSA International has branched and introduced many exciting subsidiaries and
activities to be undertaken regionally and nationally within the member nations. With our amazing partners and sponsors, we are able to have inter-organisational collaborations of academic, sociocultural and public health coverage, not to forget the exchange projects that have managed to foster trans-continental long-lasting friendships.

Our Objectives

To promote understanding in medical and health problems, as well as to share experiences in solving them.

To uphold humanitarian ideals and medical ethics.

To promote the interest and welfare of medical students in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

To foster unity and promote profound interpersonal relationships amongst its Members.

To encourage cooperation among future doctors in the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond.

Chairperson's Address

Dear People of Tomorrow,

It is the 36th anniversary of AMSA International, and I am honored to be elected as Overall Chairperson of AMSA International Tenure 2021/2022.

First of all, I would like to deliver my gratitude to all Regional Chairpersons for entrusting the team. The Executive Committee Tenure 2021/2022 are comprised of 19 members from Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan.

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been the worst of times yet the best of times.

Travel restriction and border controls gave us no choice but to undergo Force Majeure. However, AMSA International managed to divert the focus from biannual conferences to digital transformation. A great variety of online events—masterclasses, seedership programs, and even organisational rebranding all initiated in the seemingly hopeless year. As the pandemic gradually mitigates, AMSA International is ready to re-evaluate the feasibility of physical activities, while ameliorating the quality and quantity of online ones.

For decades, AMSA International has been a platform not only horizontally connecting medical students worldwide, but also vertically linking them to prominent scholars, activists, and their doctor counterparts. Undoubtedly, AMSA International is an incubator where doctor-to-be acquire knowledge and soft skills, take actions for a sustainable future, and forge life-long friendships cross-culturally. Meanwhile, AMSA International is an accelerator to empower youth, to visualize superb ideas, and to shape the world around us collectively.  Hence, as Overall Chairperson Tenure 2021/2022, I promise to lead the organisation to new heights.

We appreciate every each of your presence since active participation of general member is the fundamental of every organisation. If you are interested in partnering with AMSA or embarking on an AMSA-mazing journey, feel free to drop a message to me (chair@amsa-international.org). For further contact details, please refer to the list of email addresses under the Contact US tab of our website. To stay tuned to the AMSA-stounding opportunities in AMSA, please join our open Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/amsainternationalopengroup/) and subscribe to our mailing list by submitting your information in the bottom of our website entrance page.

Stay safe and tuned to AMSA
Thank you
Cordially,

Pin-Chun Chen,
Overall Chairperson
AMSA International 2021/2022.

 

 

AMSA International Executive Committee 2021/2022

Senior Management

Pin-Chun Chen

Overall Chairperson

Pin-Chun Chen

Pin-Chun Chen, also known as Jimmy, is a fourth-year medical student of China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.

His AMSA story started in EAMSC 2019 Thailand. As a freshman back then, the vibrant medical student community was not only a blast in mind, but also a seed in heart, which led him to the kaleidoscopic journey in AMSC 2019 Singapore, EAMSC 2020 India, EAMSC 2021 Philippines, AMSC 2021 United Kingdom.

HIs past experience in AMSA both nationally and internationally cultivates his untapped passion for this beloved organisation. He served as National Director of Academics Tenure 2019/2020 and Regional Chairperson Tenure 2020/2021 of AMSA Taiwan, which prompted him to run for Overall Chairperson of AMSA International with the aim to enhancing engagement and participation of general members.

He has a wide interest spanning from global health to socioeconomics. He is an advocate for gender equity, whilst in the meantime he dedicated himself to Taiwan high-school education reformation in a local startup.

Unbeknownst to many, he adores and participates in various art forms in person including choir and theater performances. In his leisure time, he relishes American Series on Netflix and all sorts of outdoor activities.

 

Email
chair@amsa-international.org

 

Muhammad Alifian Remifta Putra

Vice Overall Chairperson Internal
Muhammad Alifian Remifta Putra

Muhammad Alifian Remifta Putra or Alif is currently a 4th-year medical student at Universitas Indonesia and graduated with a Master of Research in Cancer at Newcastle University. Born in a small town called Malang in East Java, Indonesia not limiting any of his ambition and dreams. He had vast experience by joining eight different organizations during his 4 years of medical school in pursuit to find his passion, but he found a place called home and left his heart in AMSA. His AMSA journey starts with being an academic division member of AMSA-Universitas Indonesia. He was active in joining various local, national, and international events. Further, he was chosen as the Representative or President of AMSA-Universitas Indonesia 2019/2020. His contribution on the international stage began by joining EAMSC 2019 Thailand as the general delegate. This event becomes a turning point that ignites the spark within his heart to contribute more on the global stage. He continues to actively join AMSA International events including AMSC 2019 Singapore and AMSC 2021 United Kingdom.

His passion for academics and research drives him to delve more into various competitions. He has multiple experiences in joining debate competitions, MUN, poster, and scientific paper competitions. Several of his achievements are becoming the champion of Scientific Paper in World Diabetes Awareness Month 2021, securing 2nd place of Scientific Paper in World Hemophilia Day 2021, and 3rd place of Scientific Paper in World Immunization Week 2020 which all held by AMSA International. He also served as the Associate Editor of Review Research for Journal of Asian Medical Students Association (JAMSA) 2020/2021 and was actively invited to multiple events as the speaker to talk about writing a systematic review and meta-analysis.

All of these experiences gave him a solid foundation in the academic and research field. He has the vision to unleash the greatest potential of AMSA International through solidifying its internal department and expanding its ability through various innovations and events. In his spare time, he was an avid reader and keen to discuss various topics such as Global Health, Politics, History, and International Relations. He also enjoys watching Netflix series from Money Heist until the classic American sitcom Modern Family.

Email
vicechairinternal@amsa-international.org

Rezqita Ramadhani

Vice Overall Chairperson External
Rezqita Ramadhani

Although being a girl from a small city In Indonesia, Rezqita Ramadhani always dreams big. She is a passionate worker and also motivated through her desire to quest, connect, and make an impact in the international community. An upholder of strong values and principles, she always advocates for what she believes in. For her, life is either a great adventure or nothing at all! People affectionately call her Eqi. She’s a 4th-year medical student from Maranatha Christian University and now she is working as the Vice Overall Chairperson External.

Email
vicechairexternal@amsa-international.org

Vignesh M

General Secretary
Vignesh M

Vignesh, the General Secretary of AMSA International 2021/2022, is a pre-final year medical student from Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

His journey in AMSA started in his first year with him being the first member of AMSA in his college. He then got an opportunity to become a part of the Editorial Board of AMSA India and later the Secretary of Research Writing under MERSA, the research subsidiary of AMSA India.

Filled with a loads of motivation and interest in developing a never-ending bond with fellow peers all over the world, he took part in various activities organised by both AMSA India and AMSA International. Residing from a country known for its varied diversity of language and culture, he awfully and curiously admires the lifestyle of people from various countries and is one of the strong motivating factors for his dedication towards AMSA International. He wishes to develop AMSA International as a platform to develop lifelong friendship and for the mutual growth of herself and her members.

Coming from a family with an Agricultural scientist and an electrical engineer, and him pursuing medicine, there is always a gratifying feast for his perpetual quench of knowledge. With a humongous zeal to explore the various disciplines of science and to amalgamate them, he has also done his internship in Artificial Intelligence. He spends his leisure time in the kitchen exploring various cuisines across the globe

Email
secretary@amsa-international.org

Hasnain bin Tahir

General Treasurer
Hasnain bin Tahir

Born in Malaysia in a Pakistani family, Hasnain is a 4th year medical student, who had just started his journey in AMSA a year ago. The goal has always been to introduce the students of his faculty to experience a journey that comprises adventure and increasing social circle from around the globe. Thus, the foundation of AMSA was laid down by him in his university for all of his friends back in campus to experience the objectives of friendship, action and knowledge. Contrary to his beliefs, the success became a slingshot for him to be elected as the General Treasurer of AMSA International, a dream that was never dreamt but somehow achieved. Being a person who had his whole life limited to Kuantan, his hometown from childhood to university life, he only hopes that his story will be a motivation for others to achieve success without limiting oneself of anything.

Email
finance@amsa-international.org

Internal Department

 

Muiz Ibrahim

Director of Information Technology
Muiz Ibrahim

Muiz is a fourth year med student from Maldives studying in International High School of Medicine, International University of Kyrgyzstan.

His exposure to AMSA came in 2019 when he was elected as the Vice President of Public Relations and Communications and the Chief Editor of the Editorial Board of AMSA Kyrgyzstan. He was exposed to AMSA International when he was elected as the Managing Editor Web and Publications of JAMSA in 2020. Ever since he has been a fan of and actively participated in the activities of AMSA, both locally and internationally.

Apart from medical studies, Muiz loves video gaming and is a fan of biohacking and neurohacking. As a computer and technology enthusiast, Muiz is a huge fan of the Maker community.

 

Email
  it@amsa-international.org

 

Kassie Gracella Putri

Chief Editor of Newsletter
Kassie Gracella Putri

Kassie is a second-year medical student from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, who has been granted the opportunity to become the Chief Editor of eNewsletter (CEN) of tenure 2021/2022. As she is surrounded by people who are always hustling, Kassie has always enjoyed the pace of the busy life as illustrated from her current positions in various organizations and projects. She deems that her life would be boring without them.

Her love for writing has always been clear since childhood. She would write short stories and fairytales on her notebook, and she had been an avid writer for her school’s newsletter. During her high school days, she figured her interest for poetry, and it has been her stress relief mechanism since then.

She is highly passionate in anything related to mental health, especially in addiction psychiatry. She has conducted various projects to increase mental health awareness including a virtual support group. She wishes that one day, people would understand that mental disorders are as important as physical disorders: they are more than what meets the eye.
She plans to further increase the engagements of each ASPIRE issue to every chapters, cultivate the relationship within the Editorial Board members, and allow ASPIRE to become an eNewsletter that everyone aspires to have.

Email
cen@amsa-international.org

Muhammad Mikail Athif Zhafir Asyura

Director of Academics
Muhammad Mikail Athif Zhafir Asyura

Born with a mouthful for a name, Mikail/Athif is a second-year medical student from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia and is currently serving as the Director of Academics (DoA) 2021/2022. Having spent 6 years studying abroad from his hometown, he has gained an interest in multi-cultural understanding and could be seen engaging in a myriad of international discussions with people from across the globe. With a diverse understanding of multi-sectoral topics, he is currently advocating and bridging the field of healthcare with obvious-yet sparsely discussed topics such as health innovation, entrepreneurship, and politics.

Academically, he has contributed in multiple local, national, and international initiatives in academia and research. In this field, he is most passionate about writing and competing as shown by his immense track-record in scientific work, ranging from papers, posters, and even opinion-essays. Following his drive in academics, he plans to rebrand the AMSACAD subsidiary this tenure, with the hopes of achieving a more inclusive and inter-connected academic environment between chapters of AMSA International.

Email
academics@amsa-international.org

Oshin Puri

Chief Editor of JAMSA
Oshin's Bio

This is Oshin Puri, second professional medical undergraduate studying at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh and the Chief Editor of the Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association [JAMSA] at AMSA: International 2020-21. He aspires  to be a proficient healthcare professional and aims at exploring and employing the vast subject of surgery to provide exceptional service to mankind in years to come. Besides this he is fascinated by the enticing world of research which he wishes to explore, unveiling the concealed truths of neurosciences. Publication in a renowned journal is an inseparable component of research and thus, he shall use his experience in this field to make JAMSA, one of the very few indexed international student lead research journals, a platform for the AMSA family to gain recognition for their research work

Email
j-amsa@amsa-international.org

Intermediary Department

 

Faida Ufaira Prameswari

Dir. of Publications & Promotions
Faida Ufaira Prameswari

Salam kenal, People of Tomorrow! Aku Faida dari AMSA Indonesia. Tenure 2021/2022 ini aku diamanahi menjadi Director of Publications and Promotions of AMSA International. Aku harap ke depannya AMSA International dapat menjadi wadah untuk Medical Students mengembangkan potensi terbaik kita semua, terutama di bidang Knowledge, Action, and Friendship. Viva AMSA!

Greetings, People of Tomorrow! I’m Faida from AMSA Indonesia. For the 2021/2022 tenure, I’m selected as the Director of Publications and Promotions of AMSA International. I hope that AMSA International can become a place where Medical Students can develop the best of ourselves, especially in the field of Knowledge, Action, and Friendship. Viva AMSA!

Email
promotions@amsa-international.org

Revina Maharani

Dir. of Publications & Promotions
Revina Maharani

Hi! I’m Revi the DoPnP(anicking) #2
Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and currently a 3rd year medical student in the heart of East Java, Malang. Was an ordinary medical student until the start of my career was simply from a piece of paper given by myself to know what to fill on my non-academical activities. Submerged myself into this creative thingy was never my original plan. It took me a whole pandemic to realise my potential in design and creativity, it was endless. I was brought up in the organisational industry – late night meetings, revision and rush hour. I realise that all my life, everything I loved has revolved around art. I love every form of it, from drawing and designing, to literature and poetry, to music and performing. Through art i can expressing myself more I am excited to see where this journey will take me and hope to grow and learn continuously through my experiences as a full time medical student and part time design student. My career here in AMSA International will definitely serve as a token of remembrance or memento of my favourite memories throughout my studies as a medical student. In the end, my ambition and drive will be my biggest asset to pursue my goal. Let curiosity get the best of you; there is always a reason why.

Email
promotions@amsa-international.org

Gladson Vaghela

Dir. of Membership & Development
Gladson Vaghela

Gladson Vaghela, a fourth-year medical student from India, serves as the Director of Membership and Development (Conference), responsible for strategic direction, vision, and growth of AMSA International’s biannual conferences. His experience serving as the Managing Editor (Conference Supplement Edition) at JAMSA and as the State Head of Gujarat at AMSA India has helped him explore the different facets of AMSA International’s activities, especially conferences. As a DoM&D (Conference), Gladson strives to deliver the most enriching conference experience in liaison with the Conference Organising Committee.

Apart from venturing his medical college journey, Gladson explores his newly found interest in swimming and playing the keyboard and follows his passion for gardening, amidst which he spends most of his leisure time. Gladson plans a career as a physician-scientist, working to combat the disparities in accessing primary healthcare services through patient-centred care, advocacy and research.

 
 

Email
conference@amsa-international.org

Asma Ahad

Dir. of Membership & Development
Asma Ahad

Salam!

I’m Asma Ahad . The girl with so many ambitions and visionaries . I dream to be a doctor but earlier not as first choice, I always get fascinated by aeronautics but my father told me that he always wanted to be something in health care so that he could alleviate suffering people and bring a change. This thought inspires me to become a person who the society needs the most since then I have been dreaming to become a successful, passionate and serving doctor .

Born and raised in Kashmir ,India and studying in Kyrgyzstan. Currently a Fourth-year medical Student in International Higher School of Medicine Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
I never thought of joining any organizations but hit by pandemic I developed the interest of reading articles and exploring the research work. In September 2020 I joined as Associate Editor of AMSA KG ,after one month as Chapter Representative of JAMSA and it peaked my interest to work beyond boundaries and excel with people of common aim who shape the future in better way. AMSA International became a platform for me to connect people that creates meaningful impacts globally.

I’m motivated to dedicate myself to expand AMSA INTERNATIONAL and become pronounced family.

Besides this I love to be in frames. I wanna travel endless, taste every coffee around the world like a pro(I’d rather take coffee than compliments),click endless pictures and explore the possibilities of living happily. My life revolves around the thought of making people happy and it brings me joy.
Sending you a whole latte love!

 

Email
membership@amsa-international.org

External Department

 

Hsuan Chou

Director of Marketing & Sponsorship
Hsuan Chou

Hsuan Chou, or Eric, is a 4th year medical student at Fu Jen Catholic University in a beautiful country, Taiwan. He has been appointed as Director of Marketing and Sponsorship 2021/2022.
Firstly, Eric is a venturous person and willing to learn various things. He does some digital arts, play guitar and sing at his leisure time. And he also joins in different kinds of organizations to meet people and to make friends to broaden the horizons. He believes that people are likes books, and have great quality he can learnt from. Thus, this year he decided to step out of his comfort zone and join in a prestigious student organization, which is AMSA intl. Believing that AMSA intl is going to be his chosen family, he will continue to thrive for the upcoming tenure as Director of Marketing and Sponsorship.

As the DoMnS, Eric is responsible for solicit and maintain sponsorships with various sponsors. Right now, AMSA intl have five supportive sponsors, A4M, Kaplan, Body Interact, Lecturio, and AMBOSS. They all help AMSA intl reach the same goal, having better medical education, in many approaches. And this is what DoMnS will bring to all the members of AMSA intl. Other than that, Eric will coordinate the merchandises and hopefully they will be available without any barriers causing by pandemic.

As for the vision of DoMnS, Eric would like to grow with AMSA international and let AMSA international seen by the world. And also all the AMSA members can also benefits from the sponsors in the path of becoming doctors.

Email
sponsorship@amsa-international.org

Dr. Rahul Rangan

Director of AMSEP
Dr. Rahul Rangan

Dr. Rahul Rangan, currently a medical intern from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad – India, is the Director of Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Programme (AMSEP) International. Rahul’s introduction to AMSEP was during the pandemic as the National Officer (West) for AMSEP India, where he realised that despite all that was going on, students’ all across the world came together through these exchanges which in turn helped raise their spirits and quenched their thirst for adventure and learning.

This very notion made him want to work as the Director of AMSEP to further ensure that students’ get this chance to forge everlasting bonds and connections.
Hailing from the land which is known for ‘Unity in Diversity’ owing to its vast expanse of cultural and social norms and traditions, Rahul strongly believes that AMSEP is a place that embraces all cultures, beliefs, ideals and in fact, despite the differences in each, helps them come together enrich our global society as a whole.

And with this in mind, he hopes that AMSEP this year will be as inclusive as it has been in the past, alongside a desire to prepare all National AMSEP Directors and Chapters for the probability of physical exchanges in the coming year while still ensuring the best experiences via the virtual exchanges in the meanwhile, both within AMSA and with other medical student organisations such as the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) and the Federation of African Medical Students’ Association (FAMSA).

Rahul’s personal hobbies include music, dance and art. He strongly believes in a world where equitable healthcare should be the norm for all and has been a vocal advocate for the same. Rahul enjoys a good party and with his joyous banter and conversational skills makes social settings more comfortable in his presence.
Rahul hopes that everyone is coping well amidst the pandemic and yearns for the global situation to improve.

Email
amsep@amsa-international.org

Ang Zi Qi

Director of Global Health
Ang Zi Qi

Zi Qi is a third year medical student of The National University of Malaysia. She is the Director of Global Health of AMSA International 2021/2022.
She was born in Penang, aka the Pearl of the Orient in Malaysia. Growing up in a multiracial community, she is able to converse in various languages and always interested in learning new culture from people with various backgrounds.

Passionate in community services and organisational activities, she was an active member of Public Health department in her Local AMSA University during her first year study and later serving as the National Director of Public and Global Health for AMSA Malaysia 2020/2021.

Throughout her journey in AMSA, from local to international level, she has participated in and led various events. This is how she found her in-depth interest in creating impacts on the community especially improving their well-being. With the opportunities and experiences, she gains her motivation to serve as the Director of Global Health of AMSA International, hoping to further expand and concrete the Global Health Subsidiary to make it a great platform for the members to learn and acquire essential skills in addressing health issues.

Email
publichealth@amsa-international.org

Annette Claudia Keiko

Liaison Officer to Medical Students' Organisation
Annette Claudia Keiko

Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Email
lomso@amsa-international.org

Annisa Salsabilla Dwi Nugrahani

Liaison Officer to Non-Medical Students' Organisation
Annisa Salsabilla Dwi Nugrahani

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

Email
lonmso@amsa-international.org

Yu Ming Zien

Liaison Officer to GO & NGO
Yu Ming Zien

Mr. Yu Ming Zien is a third-year medical student studying medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), University of Science Malaysia (USM), from Kelantan, Malaysia. Currently, he is the incumbent Liaison Officer for Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations (LOGONGO) for AMSA International tenure 2021/2022 and the outgoing Chief Editor of Newsletter (CEN) for AMSA Malaysia tenure 2020/2021.

During his pre-clinical days, he has contributed numerous articles to the ASPIRE eNewsletter of AMSA International and co-written compositions published in CodeBlue Galencentre.

Academically, he had been invited to deliver seminars (lectureships) in his university, such as “Pituitary Dysfunction,” “HIV and AIDS,” and “Violence Against Women & Child Abuse” for undergraduate medical students in 2020 and 2021.

Apart from lectureship duties, he moderated and hosted programs and events under various organisations, regularly volunteered in his community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Serving as the incumbent LOGONGO of AMSA International, he hopes to establish an AMSA delegation to attend events hosted by GOs and NGOs, increase the outreach of event opportunities given by partner GOs and NGOs, increase the visibility of AMSA International globally… Who knows what he will do next?

Email
logongo@amsa-international.org

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