Journal of Asian Medical Students' Association <p>The Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association (J-AMSA) (ISSN: 2226-3403) is an International peer reviewed, online open-access student led biomedical journal of the Asian Medical Students’ Association-International (AMSA-International) published biannually, indexed at Ulrichsweb, Google Scholar, IndexCopernicus and Gale Cangage learning. It has been started with a vision of encouraging student led research in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond.</p> <p>Research and Scientific writing by medical students is being increasingly acknowledged all over the world. AMSA-International with its vision of Knowledge, Action and Friendship, wants to encourage all forms of research and creative work from medical students. J-AMSA is a platform for young and budding researchers from Asia-Pacific and beyond who are just beginning their careers in the medical and scientific fields.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Scope</strong></p> <p>The main objective of J-AMSA is to serve as a portal by documenting the research activities. We encourage all forms of scientific writing including Original Research articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, feature articles, letters to the editor etc. If you are interested in submitting your research article please go through the Author Guidelines and Submission Guidelines under the Submission section of our website.</p> <p>The journal accepts scientific articles authored by medical students including but not limited to the member countries of AMSA-International. Scientific articles related to all the disciplines of medicine, public health or health care management and those articles having impact on health in any form will be accepted. However, the editorial board reserves the right to deny publication of any article if it deems so. One of our priorities is to keep the article processing time to a minimum. Our online submission and article processing system has been tailored to fulfill this objective. Preference will be given to original articles with structured methodology.</p> <p>If you have any questions feel free to contact us at or contact any of the editors at the email addresses provided in the website.</p> AMSA International en-US Journal of Asian Medical Students' Association 2226-3403 <p>Authors who publish with Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association retain copyright and grant Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Creative Commons Attribution License</span> that allows others to freely share and remix the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association</p> AMSC 2019 Special Issue <p>Welcome to the Asian Medical Students’ Conference 2019 hosted by Singapore. Our theme for this year’s AMSC was ‘Healthcare Without Borders: The Problem of Access’.</p> <p>There is no such thing as a universal healthcare issue – across the globe, each individual, community and nation deals with challenges unique to them and their situation. The healthcare landscape is fluid and nuanced, and therefore, few problems can be considered truly ‘global’ in nature. However, the problem of access itself is certainly one of them.</p> <p>The fundamental truth is that healthcare - be it prevention, treatment etc. - is pointless if people do not have access to it. As such, we chose to focus on the concept of access to healthcare in order to address what we feel is one of the most prominent issues at the moment - because no matter where you are from, there is always someone unable to receive the care they need. This is not attributed to just one problem alone but rather a widespread manifestation of many individual issues that we hope to address in a multi-tiered approach, with sub-themes focusing on barriers experienced by the individual, the community, and the world.</p> <p>In this journal, we publish the works of all the chapters which participated in the Scientific Paper and White Paper competitions. We hope you enjoy these entries and get enriched with knowledge from around the world! Happy reading!</p> Gilbert Lazarus Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Asian Medical Students' Association 2020-02-14 2020-02-14 8 3