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.
By Lizzy Morgan Having attended the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) March Meeting in Malta last year, I found that I was comparing this year's March Meeting with last years. Last year, I was signed up to attend sessions within the Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH). In these sessions we talked a … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 2017 Series – Lizzy Morgan
By Lucy Singh This was my first IFMSA general assembly (GA), and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had been warned by seasoned IFMSA-ers that it would be totally overwhelming and completely mind-blowing – and certainly an experience never to forget. I am the National Exchange Officer (NEO) for outgoing students this year … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 2017 Series – How can Medsin change the world?
By Florence Mutlow So March Meeting 2017 was my third IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Associations) General Assembly (GA), but being in a completely different country, with a new delegation and attending different sessions, it proved to be a new experience all together. Overall we had a fabulous time but I want to discuss … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 2017 Series- Welfare, Self-care and saying Thank You
By Georgia Adamson To be honest, I had no idea what the International Federation of Medical Students Associations’ March Meeting was going to be like. Even the name IFMSA is confusing - let alone trying to personify it into a huge event attended by students from all over the world. From all corners of the … Continue reading IFMSA March Meeting 17 Series – Georgia Adamson
This week Medsin will be represented at the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) Spring Assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We hear from Director of Branch Affairs, Sam Tweed on why Medsin are attending the meeting and what we’ll be doing there. Threats to our health do not recognise international borders and strategies to improve health require … Continue reading Medsin meets Europe at a crucial moment for the UK and EU