The Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria – Varna, AMSB-Varna, is a voluntary non-governmental organization. Its goal is to unite students, whose specialty is medicine, from Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” Varna by developing their technical skills and enriching their academic knowledge. AMSB – Varna oversees both, matters concerning medical students from all over the country as a full member of the Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria (AMSB), and global matters related to IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association). AMSB-Varna was established June 2005 and has been improving ever since. Today the number of its members is more than 350.
The association unites medical students in Varna by organizing various campaigns: informative, charitable, screenable, lectures and a type of campaign developing the technical skills of students. Lectures led by various professors prepare the students for the reality of the medical profession (such campaign being “Medicafe”).
AMSB – Varna organizes its campaigns separately or together with other governmental and non-governmental organisations. Such as Varna Municipality, Preventions Directorate, National alliance of people with rare illnesses, “Hypophysis” Association and many more. AMSB – Varna is in cooperation with Medical university – Varna and the Student Council of the university, University Hospital “St. Marina”, ADMS (Association of Dental Medicine Students – Varna) and APhS (Association of Pharmacy Students – Varna).
In this way the informative and charitable campaigns can reach not only people from the university but also normal citizens. This is interesting and entertaining for the students and useful for the people as they learn about their health and matters outside of their routine.
AMSB-Varna together with AMSB-Sofia, AMS-Plovdiv, AMSB-Pleven and AMSB-Stara Zagora, participates in international student exchanges organized by IFMSA and every year welcomes students and sends abroad others who desire to be introduced to a different culture, hospital setting and methods of treatment.