The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the world’s oldest and largest student-run organizations. It represents, connects and engages every day medical students from 124 national members organizations in 116 countries around the globe.
The four main global health areas that IFMSA deals with are: public health, sexual and reproductive health, medical education, human rights and peace. Each year, over 13,000 clinical and research exchanges programs are organized, for students to explore innovations in medicine, healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in other settings. IFMSA brings people together to exchange, discuss and initiate projects to create a healthier world. It trains its members to give them the skills and resources needed to be health leaders. It advocates for the pressing issues that matter to shape a better world. And it does deliver: projects, campaigns and activities positively impact the physicians-to be, the communities they serve, as well as the health systems around the world in which they practice as a trainee and eventually a medical doctor.
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