Welcome Message from the President of the Asian Medical Students' Association Hong Kong (AMSAHK)
Welcome to the website of the Asian Medical Students’ Association Hong Kong (AMSAHK)! Established in 2003, AMSAHK is the first and largest inter-school medical student organisation in Hong Kong, with our Executive Committee consisting of medical students from both the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Our local activities delve into topics spanning from academic research and medical education to the advocacy of human rights and public health, allowing us to explore a range of medical-related topics that help enrich the knowledge of others, making a difference to our local and global community beyond the classroom walls.
AMSAHK is one of the founding members of the Asian Medical Students’ Association International (AMSA-I) and further belongs to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). Within these societies, AMSAHK serves as the sole global representative for Hong Kong on international medical issues, connecting Hong Kong medical students with individuals from over 140 countries and regions in constructing policies which aim towards creating a better tomorrow.
In an increasingly interconnected global community, it has become ever more important for medical students to become involved in the international medical discourse. As part of our role in AMSA-I and IFMSA, we host multiple outgoing exchanges every year for local medical students to go abroad to experience and learn from different healthcare systems, as well as provide exchange opportunities for overseas medical students to come to Hong Kong. Moreover, AMSAHK represents Hong Kong in academic research and medical advocacy competitions at annual international conferences hosted by our parent societies, where we have historically enjoyed great success in both categories.
This year is a special occasion as it marks the 20th anniversary of AMSAHK’s founding. Over the past two decades we have achieved so much, holding local activities advocating for pertinent health issues, educating our community and representing Hong Kong in competitions and policy-making on the international stage. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all individuals and organisations that we have collaborated with, or have been involved in our activities. Your support has contributed to the success of AMSAHK and has helped us medical students make an impact both locally and internationally. Through AMSAHK, we hope to foster and nurture a generation of kind, competent, passionate, and open-minded doctors to benefit society in Hong Kong and abroad. Once again on behalf of the 21st Executive Committee, as well as all past Executive Committees, a profound thank you and we look forward to your continued support in the future.
I welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our mission, vision, organisational structure and activities. If you have any further questions or would like to collaborate with us, please do not hesitate to send us an email. I thank you once again for visiting our website, and I hope you will join me in watching AMSAHK grow and thrive as we continue to serve medical students and the community, locally and beyond.
With gratitude and anticipation,
21st Executive Committee 2023-24
Asian Medical Students’ Association Hong Kong