Abbreviations

  • CEJAMSA: Chief Editor of Journal of AMSA
  • CEN: Chief Editor of eNewsletter
  • DoA: Director of Academics
  • DoAMSEP: Director of Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Programme
  • DoMnD (Membership): Director of Membership and Development, the Membership relevant
  • DoPH: Director of Public Health
  • EBM: Executive Board Meeting
  • EC: Executive Committee
  • I-EB: International Executive Board
  • LoR: Letter of Recommendation
  • N-EB: National Executive Board
  • OC: Overall Chairperson
  • RC: Regional Chairperson
  • SO: Senior Officers

Membership Status

●  Full Membership: Membership of AMSA made up of chapters within the geographical region of Asia and Oceania that have fulfilled the admission criteria for Full Membership and have been approved as a Full Member by two-third majority in an EBM.

●  Associate Membership: Membership of AMSA made up of chapters outside the geographical region of Asia and Oceania that have fulfilled the admission criteria for Associate Membership and have been approved as an Associate Member by two-third majority in an EBM.

●  Observer Membership: Membership for new geographically distinct medical student organisations that wish to join AMSA. Observer Members must fulfil the admission criteria for Observer Membership and be approved by two-third majority in an EBM.

Rights of Membership

Full

Propose and vote at the EBM

Attend and host AMSA International conferences

Negotiate for quotations of delegates at conferences

Access to the I-EB mailing list

Apply for positions of the EC and subcommittee

 

Associate

Propose, but not vote or second, at the EBM

Attend and host AMSA International conferences

Negotiate for quotations of delegates at conferences

Access to the I-EB mailing list

Apply for positions of the EC and subcommittee

Observer

Propose, but not vote or second, at the EBM

Attend, but not host AMSA International conferences

Negotiate for quotations of delegates at conferences

Access to the I-EB mailing list

Apply for positions of the subcommittee

Apply for positions of the EC if the applicant has been recommended through the LoR from the OC and the DoMnD (Membership)

How to Apply

Observer Membership

The organisation must write an application letter of Observer Membership addressed to the OC and DoMnD (Membership).

The SO and DoMnD (Membership) will then review whether the organisation has fulfilled the requirements needed. Failure in fulfilling any of the requirements will result in rejection in getting Observer Membership.

Upon fulfilment of the requirements, the DoMnD (Membership) will put the application as an agenda in the EBM. The validation and voting process will be done in the EBM upon the agreement from the OC.

A chapter is granted Observer Membership status after getting an approval by two-third of the I-EB in a voting procedure.

The minimum requirements for application of Observer Membership are as follows:-

i. A geographically distinct medical student organisation that has established this organisational structure. An RC and at least on Secretary

Board members with reference to the following subsidiaries of AMSA International: a. DoA b. DoAMSEP c. CEJAMSA d. CEN e. DoMnD f. DoPH

An official Member logo, Database of members (Names,Universities, Year of Graduate), System of communication betweenN-EB and members

ii. The name of the organisation corresponds to the distinct geographical region, immediately preceded by “AMSA”.

 

 

 

Full Membership

An Observer Member must write an application letter of Full or Associate Membership addressed to the OC and DoMnD (Membership).

Specifically for future Associate Members, the Member has to obtain the approval from the respective regional medical students’ organisation (e.g. EMSA, if the Member is in the region of Europe) by sending a letter of approval signed by the officials / EC in the organisation and is addressed to OC and DoMnD (Membership).

The SO and DoMnD (Membership) will then review whether the Observer Member has fulfilled the requirements needed. Failure in fulfilling any of the requirements will result in rejection in getting Full or Associate Membership.

Upon fulfilment of the requirements, DoMnD (Membership) will put the application as an agenda in the EBM. The validation and voting process will be done in the upcoming EBM upon the agreement from the OC

An Observer Member is granted Full or Associate Membership after getting an approval by two-third of the I-EB in a voting procedure

f. The minimum requirements for application of Full or Associate Membership are as follows:-

The Member must possess a governing constitution that is written in accordance with the constitution of AMSA International

The Member should send a delegation of at least five people to each AMSA conference, without any absence of attendance in both conferences within a year while achieving relevant requirement as follow:

-Joining at least one academic competition

-Performing for the Cultural Night Programme

-Organising pre-conference training and post-conference programmes for the delegation

The Member should organise at least five local activities in the recent year of application with reference to the following subsidiaries of AMSA International: 1. DoA 2. DoAMSEP 3. CEJAMSA 4. CEN 5. DoMnD 6. DoPH

The Member has undergone an observatory period of at least one year

 

 

AMSA International Masterclass

​AMSA International Masterclass is a programme organised by the DoMnDs of AMSA International which aims to provide an avenue for Members to develop their respective members. The programme features a series of training sessions encompassing the different subsidiaries of AMSA International, and the goal of each session is to equip participants with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all Members of AMSA International must possess. The sessions occur monthly and are conducted by the Executive Committee. Participation is exclusive to Regional Chairpersons, relevant National Executive Board officers, and at least 2 other members from each chapter.

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