The SMA Charity Fund, the Singapore Medical Association’s (SMA) independent charity arm, is an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and charity in Singapore. Both SMA and SMACF believe in giving back to society, and encourage SMA members to do the same. We are firm in our goal of addressing the myriad needs in the medical and public health landscape.
We aim to create a bigger impact towards better healthcare in Singapore, focusing on the strategic areas of:
1) Financial needs:Relieving the distress, poverty and suffering among members of the public, including members of the medical profession in Singapore, and also to provide scholarship, financial assistance and awards for students pursuing studies in medical education.
2) Volunteerism: Promoting volunteerism amongst the medical profession.
3) Learning Exposure: Supporting students pursuing medical studies to attend conferences, seminars, workshops or the like, leading to enhanced medical knowledge and better health outcomes for the public.
4) Mentorship: Developing awards in recognition of outstanding mentors and researchers, with a special focus on research with significant contributions to public health.
You can also read more about SMACF and the SMA Medical Students' Assistance Fund, which comes under SMACF’s umbrella:
A) SMA News
B) Annual Publications
Our Programmes and Charitable Activities:
Want to put your passion for Medicine and medical training to good use? Do what you love because they will love what you do! Check out our available Volunteering Opportunities. If you know of other causes that you feel need our members’ support, do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about complimentary advertising in SMA News, our monthly newsletter.
SMACF is a partner organisation of the upcoming 1st International Conference on Humanitarian Medical Missions, which will be held from 30th October to 1st November 2014 at the Academia (Singapore General Hospital Campus). This conference aims to enhance the spirit of volunteerism among physicians and healthcare professionals, and encourage them to work across borders for a better and more peaceful world. SMACF will be sponsoring the registration fees of selected Singapore medical students in financial need, so that they can attend the conference without additional monetary burden.
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If you are a medical student in Singapore and require financial assistance:
The SMA Medical Students’ Assistance Fund was set up by SMA to support the living expenses of needy medical students in Singapore and now comes under SMACF’s umbrella. The Fund is a long term commitment by the medical profession comprising both doctors and students, to help their peers in focusing on what’s important in medicine – being a good and ethical doctor.
Register here to be a bursary applicant, or if you have already registered, submit your application now. (You must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident to apply.)
Bursary is open at the beginning of each academic year. SMA Charity Fund will disbursed the bursary in the 4th quarter of the year. Only successful applicants will be notified.
Bursary recipients may be required to support SMA Charity Fund in publicity and outreach efforts.