Dear Members of AMSA Singapore,
On the behalf of the 8th AMSA Executive Committee, we would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone into the big AMSA Singapore family. It is my greatest pleasure to announce that AMSA Singapore has attained the title of Official Member in the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA) during the last IFMSA March General Assembly in 2017. We have since decided to make a few exciting changes to the structural framework of our organisation in hope of better streamlining our operations with that of the IFMSA.
We have updated the vision of AMSA Singapore to a new vision that better represents the goals of our organisation while setting the direction that we hope to move forward in the coming years.
"AMSA Singapore is an organisation that strives towards creating meaningful and enriching opportunities for medical students in Singapore. We hope to provide a holistic and global perspective of health-related issues, so as to inspire the next generation of young doctors to make a positive impact on our society."
Furthermore, we are formally introducing the new Standing Committees framework in the fields of Public Health, Medical Education, Human Rights and Protection, Reproductive Health, Research Exchange and Professional Exchange. These new Standing Committees would serve as platforms for the discussion of various healthcare topics while empowering students to engage in new initiatives in the various fields, including but not limited to community health projects, academic research and advocacy work. The Standing Committees do not function in isolation, but instead are part of an International Scheme with similar counterparts from the various member nations all around the world. Thus, there will also be constant sharing of insight and discussion topics with other National Member Officers allowing us to draw knowledge from the international community as well. Do stay tuned for more exiting opportunities and events by our Standing Committees!
Our International events have always been popular amongst the medical student community ranging from diverse student exchange programmes to global academic conferences. In the upcoming academic year, we are excited to bring forward more international opportunities including exclusive events by the World Health Organisation (WHO) such as the World Health Assembly which would allow medical students to be involved in international healthcare decisions made by the ministers of health from different continents. We are also working towards building closer partnerships with the International Relations Directorate of the respective Medical Societies to create more inclusive and enriching exchange programmes for all medical students - preclinical exchange programs, research exchange programmes and even professional exchange programmes.
Thank you so much for your support in AMSA Singapore’s and we hope that you will continue to show your support for our upcoming events and initiatives. Please continue to provide us with your feedback and suggestions on our initiatives and feel free to contact us if you have any queries about our events. Stay tuned through our Newsfeed, Facebook page and Instagram for detailed updates on our upcoming events and available opportunities.
8th AMSA Executive Committee
Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) Singapore
1st October 2017
8th Executive Committee