Chairperson’s Address

Dear members, family and friends of AMSA,


Welcome to the Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International!


AMSA International was officially founded in Manila, Philippines in 1985 and our current headquarters is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ever since AMSA was established, we have always strived to build a platform where our members and associates are able to further their medical knowledge through a global perspective and form friendships that transcend borders. Our visions of Knowledge, Action and Friendship have brought medical students from different walks of life and different stages of training together, emphasising on the importance of uniting knowledge, action and friendship under one entity. Through the empowerment of knowledge, only can we improve the quality of care provided, taking action towards changing an individual’s state of health; while friendship equips us with the strength and resilience, from having each other’s backs and learning through their previous experiences.

Therefore, AMSA International provides multiple opportunities for our members to brainstorm and network with people from diverse curriculums and backgrounds. From local events held within each chapter, to our regional and international activities; AMSA International hosts a wide range of academic, research and community service programmes to equip our members with the core skills towards becoming a medical professional of the future. Moreover, we have partnered up with local and international organisations that make a difference to our members, and hence their patients. Our established partners include government and non-government organisations, other international and regional medical student societies and relevant non-medical student associations. With the global presence of medical students, we and our partners collaborate in many aspects to provide our members with an excellent network of support and experience wherever they go.

To date, we have 28 chapters globally, representing more than 300 medical schools and thousands of medical students across Asia, Asia-Pacific and beyond. I sincerely hope that you would join us as we embark on a journey of wonderful experiences and advanced learning, while forming close friendships and being in a protected environment.

Please contact me at or Calvin (General Secretary) at for any enquires or potential partnerships. You may also contact your country’s Regional Chairperson through their emails at

Thank you.


Best wishes,

Shen Chuen Khaw (Adrian)

Overall Chairperson,

AMSA International 2019/2020