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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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

A Medsin exchange in... Palestine

Earlier this year, Christian, now a 5th year medical student at Barts and the London, embarked on a month-long adventure to Palestine through Medsin Exchanges (the UK branch of the IFMSA's Professional Exchange program. Christian also spent the year in ...READ MORE

'A fight on all fronts' - the global call to save the NHS

This is the seventh 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 ...READ MORE

Exchange The World: March Meeting 2016 Malta

This is the sixth 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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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. ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

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 ...READ MORE

Should we be celebrating or commiserating the high level agreements of the UN from 2015?

2015 has been a big year for international development- well... depending on who you ask. 12 months ago in December 2014, a lot of the papers and pundits in intl dev were looking ahead to the big year of 2015 and the many high level discussions that were to ...READ MORE

The start of the year for branches

I’m on an early train back from Liverpool, having spoken at Medsin Liverpool’s first event of the year last night. Liverpool was Branch number 5 in a very-mini-tour of a few Medsin Branches. Bristol committee was the very generous host of National ...READ MORE

So we have the next set of Development Goals- What now?...

WATCH THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT LIVE USING THE VIDEO STREAM BELOW! This week (beginning 21st September) is an important week for the international community. The culmination of 3 years worth of consultation, negotiation, investigation, ...READ MORE

The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

Read on for a Q&A with Michael Marmot, author of the new book "The Health Gap", and find out about a host of exclusive offers for Medsin members...  'The poor not only die on average seven years sooner than the rich, but they can expect to face becoming ...READ MORE

Medsin's new leadership!

Handover day is upon us! The new National Committee now officially takes its place as the next leadership of Medsin. It is a very exciting time for all of us, as we start what has for a while been called “the year ahead”. As soon as we have plans ...READ MORE

A forward-thinking Medsin

What comes to mind when you think “strategy”? Army? Defence? Business? Corporations? Board games? Medsin? Surely not! I think yes. Let me tell you why. There sometimes is, but often there is not, sufficient direction in Medsin. A lot of the time, ...READ MORE

My first day as Medsin National Director

Hello!   Today is a very special day. I am now officially “Incoming Medsin National Director”, as the month-long handover of the National Director position gets underway. By the end of this month, I hope to be equipped to live up ...READ MORE

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Medsin Policy in 4 Steps

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

With Medsin Autumn Weekend 2016 fast approaching, here is how to get involved with Medsin Policy! 1. Join us at our first governance webinar of the year: Governance 101 at 8pm, Wednesday 28th September 2016. 2. A bit of light reading: see our current policy statements at medsin.org/govdocs 3. Discover how to write your own policy: check out medsin.org/PSguide 4. Take action: Want to get ...READ MORE

Recruitment Open for Medsin UK Website Redevelopment Working Group!

Posted by Web Master

Fri, 27 May 2016

Are you a partner organisation who has worked with Medsin? Please feed into our next Development Plan

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Medsin is a registered UK charity whose Vision is "a fair and just world where equity in health is a reality for all." The organisation is run by and for students of all disciplines to work towards this vision through education, advocacy and community action. The organisation is at an exciting juncture - 2015 marks 21 years since the inception of Medsin and the end ...READ MORE

Medsin needs YOU- Contribute to our next Long Term Development Plan!

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Medsin has reached an exciting point in its history- 2015 marks Medsin being operational for over 20 years as well as the end of our previous Long Term Development Plan (which you can read here). With reaching these milestones it is time for us to reflect on the organisation and come together to form a set of new priorities that will shape what we will work on ...READ MORE

Medsin's International Exchange Program

Posted by Jess Lugsdin

Tue, 28 Apr 2015

*New National Exchanges Team Callout*   Do you want the opportunity to spend a month doing medicine in another country? Want to give this opportunity to other students in the UK and those in other countries? The Medsin National Exchanges Team is looking for you! Apply Here Now   Medsin Exchanges is the name of the UK part of IFMSA's international medical ...READ MORE

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

Posted by Amy Cleese

Sun, 19 Apr 2015

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 be responsible for coordinating IFMSA Research Exchanges in the UK, building capacity for and raising the ...READ MORE

Generation Nutrition - Join Action Against Hunger

Posted by Kat Pugh

Sun, 7 Dec 2014

Join Action Against Hunger's new campaign Generation Nutrition which urges world leaders to make ending child deaths from acute malnutrition a global priority.  The Sustainable Development Goals are on the horizon - we now have a once in a life-time opportunity to get world leaders to unanimously agree to tackle acute malnutrition over the ...READ MORE

Put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day - Blog post by Elizabeth Rowley

Posted by Emma Champion

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

I have been thinking a lot about World Diabetes Day, especially as it is now November, which is known by many of us in the diabetes community as diabetes awareness month. I love that there is a lot going on in terms of social media and general sharing about diabetes. Because diabetes is an ‘invisible disease’ where people with diabetes ‘look ...READ MORE

Be the UK\'s student voice for Human Rights

Posted by Jamie Scuffell

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Are you interested in Human Rights? Do you ever wonder why, despite there being rules protecting them for over 100 years, human rights abuses are increasing every year? Why there are now over 50 million refugees worldwide, with half of these being children?[1] Medsin is offering a unique opportunity for you to get involved in discussing these issues with other students across the globe, ...READ MORE

From the World Health Summit

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

  I honestly could not recommend enough, to members of Medsin UK and beyond, taking any opportunity to attend the World Health Summit in the future. Don't get me wrong, the summit definitely has it's flaws (a reliance on pharma funding being a huge one), but the experience of attending a conference along with people who have knowledge and influence on the matters that Medsin ...READ MORE

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