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Medsin is a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.

We have over 30 branches in universities across the UK, many nationally run activities and several national working groups alongside collaborating with numerous external partner organisations both nationally and internationally.

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  • From inside the occupation...#edinburghunifossilfree

    The last 7 days I have been sitting, dancing, and sleeping inside a university management building at Edinburgh University. After a three year long campaign which revealed the majority of Edinburgh Uni students and staff were in support of fossil fuel ...read more

    Posted by: Eleanor Dow

  • MSF and Innovation

    Innovation is one thing. Innovation when brought into the global health setting is a very different story. A better story. With the potential to influence more lives than previously perceived. Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean new, but it does mean ...read more

    Posted by: Alexandra Oti

  • MSF Scientific Day: Ebola Research from the Field

    Overwhelmed, delayed, limited – these are the words MSF used to describe the Ebola response and this sense has permeated the talks here today at MSF scientific day. The reports are unsurprisingly catastrophic.   Talks started by ...read more

    Posted by: Gemma Bowsher

  • MSF Scientific Day: Multi-disease Epidemics - Lessons from Ebola

    Findings on Infectious Diseases at the MSF scientific day are chastening. Proceedings started with a wake up call from Jeremy Farrar, Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Trust who rightly highlighted the 8 month delay between ...read more

    Posted by: Gemma Bowsher

  • MSF Scientific Day: Medical Research from the Frontline

    MSF leads the calls for accessible and affordable outcomes at its annual scientific conference.    MSF has come together this week for its annual scientific day to reflect on innovation and research in humanitarian contexts. Reflecting on ...read more

    Posted by: Gemma Bowsher

  • Is changing student attitudes going to be the biggest problem we'll encounter when trying to make our electives ethical?

    Before attending SGA this year, I had always had a vague idea of going to India for my elective in the back of my mind. However since attending SGA I’ve had a change of heart, partially due to the multitude of ethical issues brought up, but also ...read more

    Posted by: Joanna Marsden

  • Medsin in May - opportunities abound!

    Would you like to be on the National Committee of Medsin? Perhaps your Medsin branch wants to take on the most exciting task in the network, hosting a national conference? Or you may enjoy facilitating Medsin’s relationships with its extensive network of ...read more

    Posted by: Layth Hanbali

  • Medsin-UK at IFMSA European Regional Meeting 2015!

    Greetings from Aalborg, Denmark! Six delegates from Medsin will be representing the network over the next three days (April 25-28th) at the European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA).  We ...read more

    Posted by: Felicia Yeung

  • Are you Medsin's first National Officer on Research Exchanges?

    Research Exchanges are being established for the first time in Medsin, under the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations’ (IFMSA) Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE). The National Officer on Research Exchanges (NORE) will ...read more

    Posted by: Layth Hanbali

  • Achieving the vision of ethical electives

    This is the fourth and final post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by Gemma Bowsher, Medsin’s Policy and Advocacy Director. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general Assembly in April where ...read more

    Posted by: Natasha Matthews

  • A vision for electives

    This is the third post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by Natasha and Victoria, past and current National Exchange Officers for Medsin-UK. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, ...read more

    Posted by: Natasha Matthews

  • Electives: a failed system?

    This is the second post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by members of Medsin’s global health education team. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, where our members will launch a ...read more

    Posted by: Natasha Matthews

  • What is wrong with electives?

    This is the first post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by members of Medsin’s global health education team. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, where our members will launch a ...read more

    Posted by: Natasha Matthews

  • Medsin SGA Essay Competition Winner - Zara Trafford

    Health Equity: Human Right or Individual Responsibility? This essay will assess and refute the claim that the poorer health of some groups is primarily due to worse individual choices. First, different conceptions of health, the influence of social ...read more

    Posted by: Alexandra Oti

  • Internships in MNCAH Department at WHO HQ!

    Applications for internships in the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Department of WHO at its Geneva Headquarters are now open! Role: To support high-burden countries to ensure evidence-based policies and strategies are in place to ...read more

    Posted by: Medsin Aberdeen

  • How To Start A Movement

    From an IFMSA First-Timer I love TED talks. In fact, youtube TED talk searching could be considered an extra-curricular activity that takes up a considerable amount of my internet time. A particular TED talk about starting a movement popped into my head ...read more

    Posted by: Jess Lugsdin

  • Catching the \'bug\' of the IFMSA! #mm2015turkey

    Another amazing blog about the March Meeting of the IFMSA in Antalya, Turkey! This time it's Behrouz Nezafat from Medsin Liverpool sharing about what an experience it was...   It was my first General Assembly and I think I have caught the ...read more

    Posted by: Medsin Aberdeen

  • Three of the best days of my medical student life! #mm2015turkey

    We’ll be bringing you lots of amazing blogs from your Medsin representatives at the March Meeting of the IFMSA in Antalya, Turkey! Immediately prior to the General Assembly (GA) there is a Pre-GA, which this year was held in the great city of ...read more

    Posted by: Medsin Aberdeen

  • QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

    University websites were awash with news of their position on the 2015 Global Health Research League Table this January. Those who had done well publicised their good standing; those who had not, made calls for action. The Global Health Research League ...read more

    Posted by: Sally-Rae Attah

  • FIRST SGA ESSAY COMPETITION WINNER: HIBA KHAN

    This year we are launching two competitions for SGA, based around the theme of “human rights” or “ethical electives”: ·         a photo and caption competition ·         a short essay competition There will be a winner every 2 ...read more

    Posted by: Alexandra Oti

  • Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2015

    The Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2015 is taking place from the 12th to the 19th July 2015 in Barcelona, Spain! This year’s theme is “Climate Change and Health: Understanding the challenge, exploring solutions.”   The ...read more

    Posted by: Medsin Aberdeen

  • Medsin Spring General Assembly branch Fancy dress competition:

    At this year SGA evening event, there will be a branch fancy dress competition. Each branch must have fancy dress for the evening entertainment, based around the letters S, G or A. The wining branch will receive a mystery prize! More details to come. If you ...read more

    Posted by: Owen Thomas

  • Medsin Spring General Assembly essay and / or photo competition:

    This year we are launching two competitions for SGA, based around the theme of “human rights” or “ethical electives”: ·         a photo and caption competition ·         a short essay competition There will be a winner every 2 ...read more

    Posted by: Owen Thomas

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  • Medsin May 2015 Opportunities

    Medsin May 2015 Opportunities! Would you like to be on the National Committee of Medsin? Perhaps your Medsin branch wants to take on the most exciting task in the network, hosting a national conference? Or you may enjoy facilitating Medsin’s ...read more

  • Apply to attend a pre-GA Global Health workshop in Macedonia!

    As you may know, the IFMSA is having its August General Assembly (GA) in Macedonia. The delegation to the GA has already been finalised. However, there are a series of pre-General Assembly (pre-GA) workshops, that you can apply to attend, open to ...read more

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