Blogs

March 2016 archive

My experience of the IFMSA March Meeting 2016

This is the fifth post of a blog series written by delegates to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), March Meeting 2016 (MM16) in Malta. Stay tuned to this blog series to hear about Medsin’s work at the most recent General Assembly (GA)! For more information, ...read more

Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2016

What roles does Medsin offer!?

National Director The National Director is responsible for chairing the committee and ensures the committee are accessible, working towards their shared vision for the year, as well as responding to any of the developments in the network and representing Medsin-UK to external organisations. ...read more

Posted on Fri, 25 Mar 2016

What's so important about refugee health?

This blog is brought to you by Hattie Nicholas, Medsin Sheffield member and current National Coordinator of Crossing Borders.    The issue of refugees and migration is unavoidable at the moment, with another crushing story or image in the news every day. The number of refugees was at a 20 year ...read more

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2016

The best three things about MM2016

This is the fourth post of a blog series written by delegates to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), March Meeting 2016 (MM16) in Malta. Stay tuned to this blog series to hear about Medsin’s work at the most recent General Assembly (GA)! For more information, ...read more

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2016

Safe Passages, or Fortress Europe?

EU leaders yesterday spent a day talking about EU refugee crisis. David Cameron spoke turning migrants back to Turkey from Greece to ‘bust the business model of these people smugglers.’ He also wishes to see ‘vessels being destroyed as close to where they set off from as ...read more

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016

Changing the world, one policy statement at a time: A How-To Guide

This blog is brought to you by Bruno Gnaneswaran, Policy Statement Coordinator on the Policy and Advocacy Operational Team. It gives you a rundown of what policy statements are, why they're important and how you can write your own - and if you're interested, the time is now! If you're interested ...read more

Posted on Thu, 17 Mar 2016

SGA 2016 Applications Guide

At our Spring General Assembly (SGA), our electorate votes on a number of applications for positions and roles to be forfilled to serve the Medsin network for the following year. The deadline for applying for of these positions is 09:00 Saturday 26th March. This blog contains: 1.      How ...read more

Posted on Wed, 16 Mar 2016

BeyondBORDERS: The Future of Global Surgery - Get your tickets NOW!!

For the first time in history, you’re more likely to be killed by a surgically-treatable condition than an infectious disease. But access to safe surgery can’t keep pace with demand: 5 billion people worldwide have no recourse to surgical care. Millions more must risk their lives on the ...read more

Posted on Tue, 15 Mar 2016

Refugees and health inequalities: writing Medsin policy

Behrouz Nezafat is co-President of Medsin Liverpool, a previous IFMSA Program Coordinator for Dignified and Non-Discriminatory Healthcare, and wrote Medsin's policy statement on "The United Kingdom's responsibility for refugees", which was passed at Medsin Autumn Weekend in ...read more

Posted on Tue, 15 Mar 2016

Contagious Corporate Influence: Should the IFMSA partner with Pharma-Influenced organisations?

This is the third post of a blog series written by delegates to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), March Meeting 2016 (MM16) in Malta. Stay tuned to this blog series to hear about Medsin’s work at the most recent General Assembly (GA)! For more information, ...read more

Posted on Sat, 12 Mar 2016

IFMSA March Meeting 2016

This is the second post of a blog series written by delegates to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), March Meeting 2016 (MM16) in Malta. Stay tuned to this blog series to hear about Medsin’s work at the most recent General Assembly (GA)! For more ...read more

Posted on Thu, 10 Mar 2016

What can students actually do? Why I became National Secretary

“What can students actually do? Isn’t our role just to learn so we can be useful in the future?” For me this was the question that made everything click. I was chatting to a group of medical students from around the world when it was posed as part of a conversation on the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Being brand new to Medsin International

This is the first post of a blog series written by delegates to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), March Meeting 2016 (MM16) in Malta. Stay tuned to this blog series to hear about Medsin’s work at the most recent General Assembly (GA)! For more ...read more

Posted on Mon, 7 Mar 2016

Being National Director in Final Year

Most people say I’m one of: crazy, superhuman, ridiculous, insane, brave. “How do you do it?” comes up a lot too. This is the blog to solve the biggest of all mysteries, how to be National Director of Medsin and a Final Year Medical Student. Cue dramatic music Why? Why ...read more

Posted on Fri, 4 Mar 2016

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