AMSA and IFMSA are now officially collaborating for one cause, which is to advocate for Mental health in Asia Pacific medical students!
This is YOUR chance to join this massive Asia Pacific Regional and Transnational Project by becoming the National Coordinator of your Chapter! Do not be afraid to grab this chance as this will be the FINAL CALL for National Coordinators.
Why should I join?
All coordinators will be listed as contributors to the project and will receive a joint IFMSA and AMSA certificate and the chance to present this in the future.
How are we going to do this?
1. A national coordinator from each chapter in AMSA and NMO's in IFMSA will be selected
2. The national coordinators will collect data on the status of medical students within their country using a readily distributed form.
3. All data will be gathered, analyzed, and finalized into paper.
The final paper will be used to advocate for provisions in universities, medical councils, NGOs and governments to safeguard the mental health of future health professionals and increase student involvement in matters of the medical curriculum that directly concerns them.
Timeline for Joint Online Campaign 2018
Call for NMO/Chapter representatives – Opens 7th May 2018 , Closes 21th May 2018 23:59 GMT. The announcement of National Coordinators - 25th May 2018 Massive Data collection – ends July 15th 2018 Compilation and Results Presented – to be announced Public Poster Competition - to be announced
Dear Asia Pacific Members Have you ever wondered how you fit into both AMSA and IFMSA? Maybe you’re part of both, maybe you’ve worked in one and not the other, but ALL that is going to change because these two student powerhouses in the Asia Pacific region are now collaborating for one cause, to...
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