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November 2016 archive

Why should you attend the next IFMSA General Assembly? By Natasha Matthews

To put it simply, if you're interested in working on global health issues at the international level and would like to learn more about the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), a recognised NGO within the UN system that works on local, ...read more

Posted on Sat, 26 Nov 2016

Gemma Whyatt's IFMSA thoughts

The suitcase I packed for Mexico was a little different to what I’d pack for a normal trip. Beneath the clothes and shoes were seven union jack flags, shortbread, digestive biscuits, retro sweets and various files and folders. I came home with more strange things including 3 mugs, a ...read more

Posted on Fri, 25 Nov 2016

Incoming National Exchanges Officer recruitment!

Hi there! The Medsin team is looking for a new member to fill the position of National Exchanges Officer (incoming) - aka NEO-in. What is a NEO? The National Exchange Officers – both the NEO Incoming & the NEO Outgoing - are responsible for administering and developing the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 24 Nov 2016

IFMSA - Passionate People Committed to Change By Kamil McClelland

It is only now, back in London but still on Mexico time, that I can finally reflect and absorb what a crazy, memorable, fantastic week IFMSA’s August Meeting has been. Set in the historic city of Puebla, a couple of hours east of Mexico City, the second General Assembly of the ...read more

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2016

Simulation on World Trade by Alexandra Oti

“This is like slave labour”.    It was sweltering. Let me repeat that: sweltering. Even if it was only 35ï‚°C, my own body thermometer was at 150, and it was only on the rise. I was sitting on gravel, being given orders as if I was a man with no name. ...read more

Posted on Sun, 20 Nov 2016

Global Priorities - or Regional Ones? By Kavian Kulasabanathan

  INTRODUCTION The sheer breadth and heterogeneity of IFMSA is perhaps its greatest strength and its gravest weakness. The difficulty with an organisation the scale of this is that as the voice of so many, and with such a range of people involved from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds ...read more

Posted on Thu, 17 Nov 2016

COP22: Days 1,2,3

COP22, following on from the historic COP21 which finalised the Paris Agreement, is being held this year in Marrakesh. The IFMSA has a delegation and those here for the first week includes Amine (Morocco), Amr (Egypt), Mia (UK), Omar (Morocco), Sanne (Netherlands) and Skander (Tunisia) (the ...read more

Posted on Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Global Surgical Frontiers for Students

This week's blog comes from Mike Billingsley, Chair of Global Surgery National Working Group. For more information on the Global Surgery National Working Group, as well as our other National Working Groups, please click here Earlier this year I wrote an article in the Advocate as a response from ...read more

Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2016

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