International opportunities

Call for Small Working Group: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda

Young Leader for Health Social Entrepreneurship  – Berlin

SCORE Research Camp 2018 – Hungary

Call for article submissions to the Medical Students International Edition 38

Call for Small Working Group: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda

Deadline: 09.05.2018 23:59 GMT

Application form

International Federation for Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) are calling for a Small Working Group (SWG) of Contributors that will help shape the policy document on the topic of “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda” to be presented for adoption the upcoming August Meeting in Quebec.

The current policy on Post-2015 Future Development Goals will expire. We as a United Nations Task Force highly believe in the need to further tackle this issue on an IFMSA basis, therefore we hereby invite you to join the SWG to contribute to the development of this possible future policy of IFMSA.

About IFMSA Policy Documents:

The sections that should compose an IFMSA are the following:

  • Policy statement: Short and concise document highlighting the position of IFMSA for specific field(s).

  • Position paper: A detailed document supporting the related policy statement that contains background information and discussion.

Find below the full list of adopted ones so you can get an insight on IFMSA’s official stances:

General Tasks Description:

  • Set a timeline for the development of the policy document which ensures a preliminary draft by June and aligns to the deadlines in the bylaws that concern policies submission.

  • Do research and collect data to build a new document.

  • Open a call for input prior to the deadlines established in the bylaws to collect and implement an initial wave of amendments.

Selection Criteria: The preliminary selection criteria used is the one that can be found below. Individual scores and comments will be shared to the applicant upon request after the selection.

  • Motivation to join the SWG
  • Experience wthin the topic
  • Experience within policy design and usage
  • Gender representation will be taken into account

To apply, you just need to fill in this form  before May 9th, 23:59 GMT

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via

Young Leader for Health Social Entrepreneurship  – Berlin

Deadline: 15th May 2018

Young Leader for Health (YLH) Social Entrepreneurship is in Berlin from the 26th until 29th of July.
The YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge is about developing and applying practical, innovative and sustainable approaches that benefit society in general, with an emphasis on eHealth systems. This year’s topic is Non-Communicable Diseases in Urban Populations.​

We chose this topic because of the increasing global health burden of non-communicable diseases against a background of ever-increasing urbanisation: by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. We believe that non-communicable diseases are a global, as opposed to a national, challenge. As such, tackling them requires a collective approach and the input of thinkers and policymakers from different disciplines and backgrounds. The YLH Challenge offers future policymakers and young leaders the opportunity to build a network and develop their ideas together.

More information and to apply visit:
Deadline: 15th May 2018

Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE) Research Camp 2018 – Pecs, Hungary

Deadline: 17.05.2018, 23:59 GMT

The first ever SCORE Research Camp 2018 (RC18) will take place this summer 18th-23rd July in Pécs, Hungary and we are looking for motivated IFMSAians who are interested in research and would like to attend the camp to learn and grow their skills!

Background: The 4-day camp will focus on teaching all the necessary skills a medical student needs to start their own research projects, including research methodology, critical appraisal, academic writing, the proper use of search engines and reference managers, and more! RC18 will also include a competition for best research project and a poster fair for any medical student who is currently doing research.

Important information:

  • Location: The camp will be held in Pécs, Hungary which is easily accessible from Budapest by bus. The OC will organize busses depending on the arrival times of the participants.
  • Dates: The camp goes from 18th-23rd July, 2018 with 1 arrival day, 4 working days, and 1 departure day.
  • Lodging and venue: The lodging will be in a university dormitory, only 1 minute away from the venue at University of Pécs, Szentágothai Research Center.
  • Registration fee: The registration fee is €140 and includes lodging for 5 nights, boarding for 4 days and the RC18 sessions. The registration fee may include transportation from Budapest to Pécs depending on the arrival times.
  • Application process: Due to a limited number of spots for participants (ca. 30), there will be a selection process. The camp is open to all IFMSA members.

    Application form: link

    Selection criteria:

  • Motivation

  • Plans for use of knowledge gained

  • All applications will be evaluated equally regardless of relation to SCORE


  • Deadline for applications: 17th May

  • Announcement of participants: 20th May

  • Registration deadline for participants: 31st May

    Deadline: The deadline to apply for the SCORE Research Camp 2018 in Pécs is 17th May, 23:59 GMT. Please note, no late applications will be considered.

Should you have any questions, please contact with [RC18] in the subject of the email.

Call for article submissions to the Medical Students International Edition 38

Deadline: 25.05.2018 , 23:59 GMT

Call for Article submissions to the Medical Students International Edition 38 (MSI 38). Please find the information below:

  • Background: MSI is IFMSA’s  biannual magazine, which focuses on global health perspective brought by medical students worldwide. It is published both in print and online, in relations to March and August General Assemblies, and each edition has a specific theme. Previous issues are available here.
  • Content: the call will be open for all sections of the magazine, namely:

    a) August Meeting 2018 Theme: Social accountability and health beyond the hospital (max. 1500 words)

    b) Six Standing Committee sections (max 750 words)

    Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)

  • Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

  • Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)

  • Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS (SCORA)

  • Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)

  • Standing Committee on human Rights & Peace (SCORP)

  • Checklist: When submitting an article, please make sure to review the following checklist:
  1. Format: Your article in Word or Google docs format. Please do not send in articles in PDF format

  2. Image Quality: Images should be of high resolution (at least 300 dpi), in JPEG or PNG formats. Please do not insert images into the article files, but attach them separately to your email

  3. Data: Author’s full name and NMO.

  4. Photo: Author’s head shot in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in JPEG or PNG formats

  5. References (if applicable)

    Deadline: 25 May 2018, 23.59 GMT


  1. Destination: send to msi@ifmsa

  2. Subject Line: Add [MSI38] and [section name] depending on the section you would like it to be published under, followed by your full article name. You do not need to write anything else other than those things. Full list of section names:

    1. [Theme]

    2. [SCOME]

    3. [SCOPE]

    4. [SCOPH]

    5. [SCORA]

    6. [SCORE]

    7. [SCORP]

  • Submissions Agreement:

    Submission does not guarantee that the articles and attached material will be accepted or published;

    Your submission will be screened to ensure that it meets minimum inclusion criteria. If it does, it may be reviewed by editors revising content to enhance its relevance, consistency, usability or to conform with IFMSA Publications standards;

    If your submission has more than one author, names of all co-authors will be featured in the magazine. However, only the headshots of the first two authors will be featured in the magazine due to space and layout limitations. Please take that into consideration and list authors in the order youАавтТаТ╣d like them to be featured in;

    IFMSA will not be held liable for any breach of copyright laws and the sender will be held responsible. When you submit any text or pictures, we will assume that you are the author and sole owner of the submitted material. We will also assume that you are giving MSI and IFMSA permission to use them for the purpose of publication and representation toward external partners.