The East Asian Medical Students' Conference (EAMSC) is an annual conference hosted by different cities in East Asia. Medical students from AMSA Members are brought together to allow the exchange of ideas, knowledge, cultural understanding and inspire the amelioration of global health issues.
Held in Kathmandu, Nepal in January this year, 18 Hong Kong delegates were sent to the East Asian Medical Students’ Conference. Participants listened to delegates from other chapters present their research, visited local hospitals and medical schools, and also took a deep dive into Nepal’s rich culture and history. Congratulations to our Academic Department for winning First Place in the Scientific Poster Competition!
EAMSC Nepal 2023 has been an eye-opening experience for me. I signed up hoping to learn more about Mountain and Wilderness Medicine, but came away with so much more! I befriended delegates from all over Asia, and immersed myself in the cultural, academic, and culinary activities on offer, making memories that will last a lifetime. It is hard to pick the most memorable moment of the trip but some highlights include the visit to Tribuhan University Teaching Hospital, rafting down the beautiful Trishuli River, and witnessing the first rays of sun emerging over the top of the Himalayas. The openness and hospitality of the Nepalese people as well as their country’s rich culture and natural beauty is something I will never forget, and I hope to be back soon!
- Ryan Orr (CUHK M28)
I had the privilege to represent AMSAHK as an academic delegate at the EAMSC 2023 in Nepal. It was an incredible experience that provided me with not only an opportunity to compete in academic competitions, but also to participate in a range of sociocultural exchanges. The conference also featured a wide variety of activities, including emergency and mountain medicine simulations, hiking trip, meditation workshop, and cultural night, which were all incredibly exciting! I also met a lot of medical students from around the world. Overall, This was truly an invaluable experience that will stay with me for many years to come!
- Brian Xie (HKU M27)