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August 2014 archive

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

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 ...read more

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014

My experience of the IFMSA preGA and GA:

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 ...read more

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014

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 the globe. The atmosphere is electric, ...read more

Posted on Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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 feelings, lessons learnt and inspiring ...read more

Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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

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 ...read more

Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Orphan drugs at IFMSA August meeting

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 ...read more

Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Why do students keep on giving?

I’m a bit of an IFMSA oldie, addicted to the adrenalin-fueled sleepless passion that makes up the IFMSA. There is no other environment like it. Where else would you find a collection of students willing to get up at 8am to discuss trade after battling through a late night. Trade and its ...read more

Posted on Fri, 15 Aug 2014

\"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 currently studying and living at the heart of the ...read more

Posted on Tue, 12 Aug 2014

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 policy.   In May an international team was sent to ...read more

Posted on Mon, 11 Aug 2014

The International Federation of Medical Students Association's General Assembly

So I'm sat under a fan in a Taipei hostel, a local guy just asked for a photo with me - sitting on a chair so I'm smaller than him. I've stuffed my face with dim sum and bubble tea, I've seen some culture and felt the heat. So far pretty like travelling, but it's all about to ...read more

Posted on Mon, 4 Aug 2014

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