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AMSA International - New Zealand Empowering New Zealand medical students to impact the Asia-Pacific-Oceania region for the better of health and health care. AMSA International is the peak representative organisation for medical students from the Asia, Pacific and Oceania regions.

The organisation was officially founded in Manila, Philippines in 1985 and now comprises of 24 Chapters, working together to realise AMSA International’s philosophy of Knowledge, Action and Friendship. The New Zealand chapter of AMSA International (AMSA NZ) has existed as an Observer Member of the organisation since 2008. After years of dormancy, the Chapter has been reestablished and is gaining momentum, with the recruitment of an Executive Committee committed to inspire the New Zealand medical students of today to become international healthcare leaders of tomorrow! Our vision is to empower New Zealand medical students to impact the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, for the better of health and health care, through the engagement of New Zealand medical students with the wider international network, the provision of opportunities to give back to the community, and engagement and advocacy for global and public health issues.

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For more information, contact Caroline Shie, the Regional Chairperson, at [email protected]. Want to participate in AMSA International conferences? Contact Sabrina Koh, the Vice-Chairperson (Internal), at [email protected]. Interested in partnering with us or sponsoring us? Contact David Wang, the Vice-Chairperson (External), at [email protected]. To get involved with our academic programmes, contact Shannon Yang, our Academics & Education Officer, at [email protected]. Get in touch with your local campus coordinators:
Auckland: Bruce Tsai, [email protected]
Dunedin: Hafiz Kifle, [email protected]

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Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)
02/05/2017

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

Applications for the AMSA International Executive Committee 2017/2018 are now open!

Application Form, Application Terms and Job Description are available for download at http://tinyurl.com/AMSA-EC1718. Deadline for application is June 18th 2017, 0900 GMT.

For more information, please contact your Regional Chairperson or email us at [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming fresh and passionate minds to further our triune vision of Knowledge, Action and Friendship!

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)
16/04/2017

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

May you feel the bright, joyful blessings God has to offer you during this Easter holiday!

AMSA International - New Zealand's cover photo
02/04/2017

AMSA International - New Zealand's cover photo

Have an awesome weekend ahead, AMSA International! You deserve it! 💪
17/03/2017

Have an awesome weekend ahead, AMSA International! You deserve it! 💪

Today is World Cancer Day. Show your support for those going through hard times with words of care. You could also fight...
04/02/2017

Today is World Cancer Day. Show your support for those going through hard times with words of care. You could also fight cancer with poetry, or dance! Learn more here:

Fight Cancer With Poetry: http://www.fightingcancerwithpoetry.org/worldwide-poetry-contest.html
Dance for a Cure: http://www.danceforthecure.org

Try out the AMSA International Short Quiz here: https://goo.gl/forms/sznG8vdUCth6IlDl2.

For more information about World Cancer Day, visit www.worldcancerday.org.

"World Cancer Day is very significant for us as we convey to the world our message of commitment, love, strength and hope to prevent and cure cancer, and relieve the pain when the battle is lost not before fighting it very hard." -- Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez - Liga Contra el Cáncer, Honduras​.
World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Just as cancer is able to affect every single person in different ways, everyone then holds the power to take various actions in order to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.

World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer. For more information about World Cancer Day, you can visit the website www.worldcancerday.org

You can also challenge your knowledge about cancer by participating in our Short Quiz! The quiz can be accessed through this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/sznG8vdUCth6IlDl2

Wishing our three delegates all the best at the East Asian Medical Students' Conference 2017 in Melbourne, Australia! Ha...
09/01/2017

Wishing our three delegates all the best at the East Asian Medical Students' Conference 2017 in Melbourne, Australia! Have an awesome time gaining knowledge and ideas and tons of wonderful memories with out many international colleagues! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
26/12/2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

AMSA International wishes everyone a merry christmas and happy new year! Happy holidays!

Keep up to date with AMSA International on instagram!Be sure to follow us on Instagram too at @amsanewzealand. 😊
15/11/2016

Keep up to date with AMSA International on instagram!
Be sure to follow us on Instagram too at @amsanewzealand. 😊

Now you can find AMSA International on Instagram! Search for our account and don't forget to click the follow button!

07/11/2016
Asian Medical Students' Association - Australia

Asian Medical Students' Association - Australia

[EAMSC-Melbourne FINAL CALL for Delegates!]
The application to represent Australia 🇦🇺@ EAMSC-Melbourne, a single letter of interest, is due TODAY!
Make sure you send in your application by 7 November, at 11.59PM (AEST).

========= Quick Summary =========
Date: 9-13th January, 2017
Conference theme: Climate Change Medicine
Cost: AUD 710 (inclusive of all meals🍽, 5 nights of accomodation in Melbourne CBD☕️🛌, transportation🚋🚌, academic📚, ALL social and cultural activities💃🍻🍷!)
Email your application to: [email protected]
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For more information, visit http://www.amsa-international-aus.org/call-for-applicants-eamsc-2017-melbourne-all-delegates/

We look forward to having you with us in Melbourne.
All the best from team AIA

An early light summer read to add to your list; the AMSA International eNewsletter is out!
31/10/2016
Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

An early light summer read to add to your list; the AMSA International eNewsletter is out!

Starting fresh offers excitement, and opportunity for change –same thing goes for the beginning of our beloved organization’s 2016/2017 tenure. In Issue #18, we welcome some new faces along with some familiar ones as we asked them to share their thoughts on this year’s World Mental Health Day! We also revisit recent chapter activities, AMSEP stories, and many more.

https://issuu.com/amsainternational/docs/amsa_international_enewsletter_-_is

This is inspiring and absolutely brilliant, Asian Medical Students' Association Hong Kong (AMSAHK)!Follow our colleagues...
29/10/2016

This is inspiring and absolutely brilliant, Asian Medical Students' Association Hong Kong (AMSAHK)!

Follow our colleagues in Hong Kong for more updates on their #RemovetheLabel campaign.

#RemovetheLabel Disabilities Awareness Campaign Day 1
SCORP Minorities Workshop- Disabilities: Why it Matters

'People usually don't know how to react to a doctor who's in a wheelchair. In my clinical years, there was a patient who came into the examination room and walked right back out, thinking I was in an appointment with the doctor I was attached to. So now I prefer wearing blue scrubs, because I often get mistaken for a patient if I’m only in my white coat or casual clothes. Even then, patients who are in bed often cannot see me because the bed is taller than my wheelchair, so I have to lower the bed and strain upwards to talk to them!'

'I didn't really lose anything aside from my ability to walk. There are still many opportunities for me in society, and having a strong support group really helped me move forward to accept my disability. Of course, there have been many obstacles in life for me as a wheelchair user, but as long as there are people helping you along the way and you continue working towards a solution, you can handle anything life throws your way. Don’t let your impairment limit your ability.'

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Dr. Jennifer Lui is the first and only wheelchair user to become a doctor in Hong Kong, and kindly took the time to share her experiences with us on Thursday. If you want to learn more about wheelchair users, don’t hesitate to sign up for our upcoming Disabilities Experience Day on November 6!

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCYlGYgilhrIBi-IYpmREtc_2TwXWtL1Fjb6jxmAbWI-6CrQ/viewform

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#RemovetheLabel is a disabilities awareness campaign organised by AMSAHK SCORP, aiming to tear off the labels associated with disabilities, and to stress the importance of non-discriminatory healthcare amongst vulnerable populations. Stay tuned for more posts in the upcoming week :D

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)
10/10/2016

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

Everyday, terrible things happen in our communities. There are a lot of people who are hurt from an accident, people who just witnessed the violent death of their loved ones, and people who are struggling to erase traumatic memories from their minds. With this year’s theme of World Mental Health Day, “Psychological First Aid”, we can learn to provide support to people who are in need, to do what we must do, and to not do what we must not. Let’s join AMSA International in spreading the knowledge of Psychological First Aid to those people who are in positions to help by sharing this link: https://issuu.com/amsainternational/docs/world_mental_health_day_1575e25cd325c8/1

Keep up to date with Zika virus!
07/09/2016

Keep up to date with Zika virus!

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)
07/09/2016

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

Do you know the latest update on Zika cases in Asia?
Local scientists found that the virus belongs to Asian lineage; likely evolved from the strain that was already circulating in South East Asia. The virus that was found from early cases in Asia was not imported from South America.

Zika virus was first identified in Uganda and is now widely found across Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific. Recently, 242 cases of infections caused by a new strain were found in Singapore. 1 case was also reported in Malaysia and cases of local infection are on the rise.

Together with AMSA International, let's take your part as the people of tomorrow. Join us to raise awareness of Zika Virus by spreading the information in this infographic to our members and also our society in Asia Pacific and beyond. Take your part and make a change now.

Contribute to the AMSA International eNewsletter today!
02/09/2016

Contribute to the AMSA International eNewsletter today!

Got a good idea for an article? Go and submit an article for the newsletter! Please contact your RC or the Editorial Board for more info.

AMSA International - New Zealand's cover photo
19/08/2016

AMSA International - New Zealand's cover photo

Did you know your blood can save someone's life? And that with a single blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives?Blood...
18/08/2016

Did you know your blood can save someone's life? And that with a single blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives?

Blood is truly a special gift. However, only a mere 4% of eligible donors in New Zealand actually give. This is clearly not good enough!

Thus! _MS_ New Ze_l_nd have lost our As and Os in support of the #MissingType campaign to raise awareness about blood donations!

Help fill in the gaps at www.nzblood.co.nz/missingtype/ today!

Did you know your blood can save someone's life? And that with a single blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives?Blood...
18/08/2016

Did you know your blood can save someone's life? And that with a single blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives?

Blood is truly a special gift. However, only a mere 4% of eligible donors in New Zealand actually give. This is clearly not good enough!

Thus! _MS_ New Ze_l_nd have lost our As and Os in support of the #MissingType campaign to raise awareness about blood donations!

Help fill in the gaps at www.nzblood.co.nz/missingtype/ today!

Be involved in research and play your part in our international journal!
18/08/2016

Be involved in research and play your part in our international journal!

The Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association is now accepting applications for this tenure’s Editorial Board. Any member of Asian Medical Student’s Association may submit their application for the following positions:

- Associate Editor (1 slot) *
- Managing Editor (1 slot) *
- Database Coordinator (1 slot) *
- Conference Liaison (1 slot)
- Editors
- Student Reviewers
- Chapter Representatives (1 per country)
- Web Officer (1 slot)
- Publicity Officer (1 slot)

*must have been part of the previous J-AMSA Editorial Board

To know more about the roles and responsibilities of each position, you may download the “J-AMSA Eligibility and Requirements” file here: http://bit.ly/2bnnkqy

Requirements:
1. Accomplish and submit the following requirements:
- Application form (name the file with “APPFORM_POSITION_NAME.pdf”) – download it here: http://bit.ly/2b4NdIe
- Recent formal photo (name the file with “POSITION_FULL NAME.jpeg”)
- Recent and updated curriculum vitae (name the file with “CV_POSITION_FULLNAME.pdf”)
- One-page sample of your scientific writing in English (excerpt from any research paper, journal article, or academic requirement that you have written)
- Letter of Recommendation or Certificate of Membership indicating that you are a member of AMSA in your country from your Regional Chairperson

2. Put all the files in one folder (name the folder with “POSITION_FULL NAME”) and compress into a .ZIP file

3. Email the .ZIP file containing ALL requirements to [email protected] on or before the AUGUST 29, 2016, 1530 GMT +8

For more information and further questions, kindly email them to [email protected] or ask your country's Regional Chairperson.

Interested in contributing to the eNewsletter? Contact rcnewzealand@amsa-international.org today!
09/08/2016

Interested in contributing to the eNewsletter? Contact [email protected] today!

eNewsletter Editorial Board 2016/2017 is now open!

For members who are highly passionate about journalism, mass communication, and writing, this might just be the perfect fit for you! For those interested, please do ask your Regional Chairperson and/or the current Executive Committee on how to apply.

Happy #ASEANDay to our colleagues in South East Asia!
08/08/2016

Happy #ASEANDay to our colleagues in South East Asia!

Today, August 8th 2016, is #ASEAN49thAnniversary!

It's the time of the year, when we commemorate the day of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) was signed by its founding members, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. These founding members were later joined by Brunei (1984), Vietnam (1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1997) and Cambodia (1999).

HAPPY #ASEANDAY 2016!

The East Asian Medical Students' Conference 2017 is an amazing opportunity for medical students from all over the Asia-P...
01/08/2016

The East Asian Medical Students' Conference 2017 is an amazing opportunity for medical students from all over the Asia-Pacific region to meet and exchange ideas about what we can do to combat Climate Change.

Applications for New Zealand medical students will be open soon!

30/07/2016
Asian Medical Students' Conference 2016 Manila

The Asian Medical Students' Conference in Manila was amazing! Maraming salamat, Asian Medical Students' Association Philippines- AMSA Philippines, for all the fun times, good friendships and masarap food!

Want to represent New Zealand at an international medical students' conference? Watch this space for more details of the EAMSC 2017 Melbourne! You'll love it!

We're forever grateful to everyone who made AMSC 2016 a success! #SepAnx #MabuhayAMSC2016

Today is World Hepatitis Day! The WHO is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, a...
28/07/2016
Know Hepatitis, Act Now! (For World Hepatitis Day)

Today is World Hepatitis Day! The WHO is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Join us as we spread the awareness of Hepatitis by sharing these posters!

https://issuu.com/amsainternational/docs/know_hepatitis__act_now_

Did you know? 400 million people live with Hepatitis globally, and only 1 of 20 people with hepatitis know they have it. Lets join WHO in spreading the awareness of hepatitis by sharing the mini booklet of hepatitis!

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)
06/07/2016

Asian Medical Students' Association International (AMSA International)

Have a blessed Eid to all our members who celebrate it!

03/04/2016
What I have gained from AMSA International - Chitsanupong Ratarat (Thailand)

This week, our Global Health Series features Chitsanupong Ratarat, the Vice-Chairperson (Internal) of AMSA International 2015/2016.

#AMSANZGHS

The Global Health Series is an AMSA New Zealand initiative, aiming to take snapshots of what healthcare is like in different countries and to give AMSA Inter...

28/03/2016
Asian Medical Students' Conference 2016 Manila

Come join medical students from the Asia-Pacific region and have an enlightening and enriching experience in beautiful Philippines! Please refer to www.bit.do/AMSC2016Registration for more information. Application deadlines close 24 April 2016 for New Zealand.

SOMETHING BIG is happening in Manila this June 28!

Join the Asian Medical Students' Conference 2016, the largest conference among medical students in Asia! Take part in our discussions on public health. See the best of Manila. And, create lifetime connections with the future doctors of the world!

For more information, please download this brochure, www.tinyurl.com/AMSC2016PCB, or visit our website at www.amsc2016.com.

Not only that! All AMSA members, not just the conference delegates, get a chance to join our Post-Conference Tour in one of the natural jewels of the Philippines, Coron, Palawan!

Here's actual footage from the organizers to see what's in store for you: tinyurl.com/AMSCCoron. You may find their itinerary, here: tinyurl.com/AMSCCoronBrochure. and tinyurl.com/AMSCCoronAlbum.

If you're interested to join either AMSC or Coron Tour, just send us a message or e-mail [email protected]! Registration forms can be found here: http://www.tinyurl.com/AMSC2016Reg.

See you all in Manila this June!

[No copyright infringement was intended. This video was made for the internal and sole use of the members of the Asian Medical Students' Association - International and was not made to be shown to the general public.]

27/03/2016
Let's Eat Sambal - Emiliana Kartika (Indonesia)

Emily, the Regional Chairperson 2015/2016 of AMSA Indonesia, shares with us a delicious Indonesian condiment known as sambal. Enak banget! :D

#AMSANZGHS

The Global Health Series is an AMSA New Zealand initiative, aiming to take snapshots of what healthcare is like in different countries and to give AMSA Inter...

20/03/2016
AMSC Manila! - Joseph Paguio (Philippines)

Come meet, learn and compete with medical students around the Asia-Pacific region at the Asian Medical Students' Conference 2016 Manila! Introducing Joseph, the AMSC 2016 Overall Chairperson. :)

Early registrations have been extended to 1 April. Applications for AMSA New Zealand closes 24 April.

#AMSANZGHS #AMSC2016MNL

The Global Health Series is an AMSA New Zealand initiative, aiming to take snapshots of what healthcare is like in different countries and to give AMSA Inter...

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