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Apply to be part of the Medsin International team!

Hello Medsinners!   My name is Abi and I’ll be the Director of International Affairs this year. My job is to increase international opportunities for the Medsin network – be it WHO internships, chances to be part of international ...READ MORE

Why the Scottish Referendum Matters to me

The referendum to decide whether the people of Scotland want independence from England is only days away, and everywhere you turn as a voter in Scotland you are faced by a barrage of information regarding the pros and cons of a yes or a no vote. And yet, ...READ MORE

Ethical Exchanges at the IFMSA General Assembly

Returning from an IFMSA General Assembly is a strange experience. For one week only, you are thrown into the mix of students from organisations all over the world – all high achievers, all passionate for change and all united to better health around ...READ MORE

The Global Health attitude: take-home messages from IFMSA assemblies

  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a couple of IFMSA events over the last 2 years, and I always return with a million and one thoughts inside my head. Once again, it’s really challenging to coherently describe the ...READ MORE

\"Kick Ebola Out!\"- Students respond to the Ebola Outbreak

"Thank God it was only malaria!" was the response I received from Asad Naveed over Skype when we spoke about his recent illness. Asad, a final year medical student at the College of Medical and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) in Sierra Leone is ...READ MORE

Global LGBT Health. International Action!

Since the IFMSA March Meeting in Tunisia and the passing of the policy statement on ‘Ending Discrimination to Better the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals’ the IFMSA has been advocating to achieve the aims of the ...READ MORE

Medsin speaks out on Gaza humanitarian crisis

The following statement has been issued by members of the National Committee:   On behalf of its representative membership of future health professionals, Medsin UK condemns the latest cycle of Israeli aggression towards Gaza. We call for authorities to ...READ MORE

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New WHO internship opportunities!

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Good day Medsinners! Two IFMSA internships at the   Dep  artment of Public Health and Environment     and Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (ERM) in WHO Geneva have been open for the period of  October 2014 to September 2015 . The accepted interns can spend from 6 weeks to 6 months ...READ MORE

Apply to be part of the Medsin International team!

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Hello Medsinners!   My name is Abi and I’ll be the Director of International Affairs this year. My job is to increase international opportunities for the Medsin network – be it WHO internships, chances to be part of international projects or attending international events, such as IFMSA assemblies, the World Health Assembly and UN Open ...READ MORE

Why the Scottish Referendum Matters to me

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

The referendum to decide whether the people of Scotland want independence from England is only days away, and everywhere you turn as a voter in Scotland you are faced by a barrage of information regarding the pros and cons of a yes or a no vote. And yet, whichever way we vote on the 18th of September, a fundamental truth remains; that this will be a pivotal moment ...READ MORE

Aimee (from student group Marrow) and her experience of the IFMSA

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Sun, 7 Sep 2014

  To say that I was nervous and apprehensive about setting off to Taipei to my first ever IFMSA GA as the sole Marrow representative would be an understatement.  Not going to lie, I didn’t have a clue what I was letting myself in for! I was in fact entering a huge family of almost 1,000 medical students from around the world, passionate about ...READ MORE

Minds for Health: The Global Mental Health agenda is not western cultural imperialism in disguise

Posted by Mayowa Oyesanya

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

With the Minds for Health AGM in a few weeks, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to discuss global mental health, Medsin's role in this area and to dispel some preconceptions about global mental health as a concept. I'm Mayowa and have a keen interest in psychiatry and all things global health. I'm also chairman of the Medsin mental health NWG - which with any luck ...READ MORE

My experience of the IFMSA preGA and GA:

Posted by Owen Thomas

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

I experienced my first preGA and GA in the two weeks in the IFMSA. Before the event, I was both excited and  nervous. On the first day, I had a meal with a UK delegate and she told me that people are very nice in the meeting. This really encouraged me to speak to different people and allowed me to make lots of new friends.    During the preGA, I attended the neglected ...READ MORE

Ethical Exchanges at the IFMSA General Assembly

Posted by Natasha Matthews

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Returning from an IFMSA General Assembly is a strange experience. For one week only, you are thrown into the mix of students from organisations all over the world – all high achievers, all passionate for change and all united to better health around the globe. The atmosphere is electric, the air of incredible excitement, hope and determination leaves you ...READ MORE

The Global Health attitude: take-home messages from IFMSA assemblies

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a couple of IFMSA events over the last 2 years, and I always return with a million and one thoughts inside my head. Once again, it’s really challenging to coherently describe the feelings, lessons learnt and inspiring messages from those unforgettable 6 days (and nights!), but here ...READ MORE

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) are recruiting:

Posted by Owen Thomas

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

I am pleased to announce that the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) are recruiting medical students from a select group of medical schools nationwide to act as University Representatives. Who are we looking for? All students at the following UK medical or dental schools (NOT entering your final year of medical/dental school in September 2014) are eligible to apply, ...READ MORE

Orphan drugs at IFMSA August meeting

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Amazing opportunities come from attending IFMSA General Assemblies, and the Orphan Drugs Campaign is a great example to illustrate this fact. After presenting our policy statement to the IFMSA, the Medsin Orphan Drugs Advocacy Team (MONAT) have been given opportunities to speak to important people and possibly to attend an orphan drugs themed conference in ...READ MORE

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