Students for Global Health Trustee Stephen Matlin is Professor of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London
University of Leeds medical student, Lubiana Shabeer, is one of four UK students who participated in an exchange to Germany over the summer. In March 2018, we will welcome four German students to the UK in return, as part of the SCOPE exchange program. Read her exchange report to find out what she got up to!
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Interested in doing a medical placement/elective abroad next year? Interested in enhancing your understanding of global health? This is your chance! For the first time ever, Students for Global Health is offering medical students from ANY medical school in the UK a chance to go on a 4-week clinical clerkship to one … Continue reading Exchanges open to all UK medical students
We are excited to share with you that our members voted to change our constitution - today, on Monday 10th July, we have changed our name from Medsin to Students for Global Health and here is why. Global Health is our vision of ‘a fair and just world in which equity in health is a … Continue reading Welcome to Students for Global Health
Roughly two months ago, I had a clear plan for the 2017/18 academic year. I wanted to intercalate in global health, and use my spare time to re-acquaint myself with much missed old hobbies, and start some new ones. In short, a year for some much need self-care; to reflect, refocus and recharge for the … Continue reading The joys of training!
By Christian Coles, Barts and the London Medical School During Summer 2016 I spent a month in Bethlehem, Palestine as part of a medical exchange coordinated with the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association). This moving experience was made possible in part thanks to the financial support I received from the QMUL Expedition fund … Continue reading Exchange in Palestine
By Daniel Hadley Politicians of all parties have been paying lip service to mental health in recent years. Along with celebrities from Stormzy to Prince Harry, they have added their voices to campaigns aiming to reduce stigma and encourage people with mental health problems to talk about them and to seek help. And whether as the result of … Continue reading Mind the gap: mental health funding in the NHS
By Millie Adams Davies Most people when I told them I was going to Montenegro to a week-long conference groaned and asked, ‘Why are you doing that? A week? That sounds like hard work’. Then when I explained that the GA was by the beach and there were great socials every night they would say, … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 2017 Series – Policies, Plenary juice and Partying. Where else do you get such a combination?
By Jessica Elliot Who’d have thought that IFMSA March Meeting blues were real? Well it’s been a week and I’m already missing the stimulating workshops, inspiring people and not least the daily all-you-can-eat buffet that was the Montenegran Meeting!! Signing up to the MM17, I really didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, my … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 2017 – Jessica Elliot
It was with a slight sense of apprehension that I found myself boarding a flight to Podgorica, Montenegro. After all, I knew little of the place, least of all how to pronounce it. But an even greater sense of uncertainty was engendered by the reason I was going there in the first place: to attend the 66th IFMSA General Assembly in beautiful Budva.