Medical student experiences - an international perspective

Watch the webinar

Webinar times by location

  • 5:00 pm AEST, Australia
  • 3:00 pm, Indonesia
  • 1:00 pm, Bangladesh
  • 12:30 pm, India

Part 1: Webinar

Hear medical student leaders from Australia, Bangladesh, India, & Indonesia share their experiences about what life is like being a medical student in their respective countries, how the pandemic affected their education and training, and in what ways medical students were actively involved in the pandemic response in their countries. 

Part 2: Virtual networking session

The webinar will be followed by a post-webinar virtual speed networking session, open to medical students across the globe, to network with their international peers and share their experiences coping with changes in medical education and training during the pandemic. 

About the speakers

Shahrukh Shahriar (Bangladesh) 

Shahrukh Shahriar is a recent graduate from the Ibrahim Medical College, Birdem in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a high achiever and holds a diverse interest of hobbies and activities. Currently, he is the Regional Chairperson of Asian Medical Students's Association-Bangladesh. And is involved in arranging several in multiple subsidiaries from global health, academics, research, and organising exchange programs for medical students both Nationally and Internationally. He was the former President of Science Club of his Medical College.

Avi Singh (India) 

Dr. Avi Singh is an MBBS Graduate from Government Medical College Amritsar (India). He is a high academic achiever and is passionate about pursuing Neurology. He was the former National Vice Chairperson of Internal Affairs at India's national medical student association - AMSA India, and is currently working as the National academics officer at AMSA India's Bioethics unit. He is India's National ambassador for Global Neurosciences Association (GNA), and has been actively involved with Asian Medical Student Association International Research journal, IMA-MSN National Neurology Newsletter editorial team, and Rotaract club of Caducious in the past. 

Anak Istri Kosalya Arini  Bio (Indonesia)

Anak Agung Istri Kosalya Arini is a second-year med student at the University of Udayana, Bali, Indonesia. She looks forward to creating progressive change through social campaigns and community services on health, education, social and environmental issues. She is currently the leader of Udayana University’s medical student association 2022-2023 (HMKU FK Unud), an organization that provides services in developing potential and accommodating aspirations of around 800 students. She is also an active member of the scientific community of the Udayana Faculty of Medicine and staff of a medical scientific journal of the Udayana Faculty of Medicine.

Sam Gerami (Australia)

Sam is a recent graduate from ANU Medical School in Canberra, and currently a junior doctor at Gosford Hospital in Central Coast (just north of Sydney), New South Wales, Australia. He was the president of ANU medical students' society in 2020, and led the medical student body's advocacy in response to the pandemic during this time. He is particularly interested in primary healthcare and health systems.