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Why join us?

EMSA European Board 2005/06 European Medical Students’ Assocation

• EMSA is the association that brings you closer to • • • •


Europe EMSA is based on faculty membership Access to EMSA information networks Possibility of organizing EMSA projects locally Receive and publish in EMSA publications (JEMSA,

Vice-President Simon Rieder

Emon Farrah Malik

GET EUROPEAN! Secretary General


Medical Education Director

• Be represented at European level in CPME, PWG and

Sybrich Tiemersma

Medical Ethics Director

Medical Science Director

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WHO-Euro 2 representatives per faculty with voting rights on EMSA General Assemblies Representation at the annual National Coordinators meeting where you can share your work with others and learn from them Have access to any privileges granted to EMSA members by any third party Only 50 EUR membership fee per year and per faculty For your application get in contact with the EMSA VicePresident at

Matthias Behrends

Internet Director Duje Rako

Paul de Roos

Samuel dos Santos Ribeiro

WHO–Euro Liaison Officer Julia Knobloch

Contact us:

EMSA European Medical Students’ Association c/o Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) Rue de la Science 41 B-1040 Brussels – Belgium e-mail: Version 03/2006. © EMSA 2006

One Europe. One Voice.

EMSA’s History and Mission

EMSA’s Activities

EMSA’s Projects

By medical students for medical students.

MEDICAL EDUCATION EMSA’s goals in the field of medical education are to: • Ensure that all students engaged in improving medical education have a basic knowledge of the concepts, definitions, research, and possibilities that exist in the field of medical education, assessment and pedagogy • Raise awareness of patient safety and minimise medical error • Spread knowledge of the Bologna Process • Lobby for changes in medical curricula as a result of the Bologna process • Improve mobility and free movement within Europe


The idea of an organisation representing medical students across Europe was born in 1990 during a symposium for medical students from all European countries in Leuven, Belgium. In 1991, the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) was founded at the first General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium. Since this time, EMSA has grown and expanded its membership within Europe. EMSA currently has 49 active Faculty Member Organisations in 19 different countries across geographical Europe. The European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) seeks to improve the health and quality of care of the citizens of Europe, by acting as a conduit for increased interaction and sharing of knowledge between European medical students in the areas of medical education, ethics and science. EMSA is guided by the following principles: • Learn from each other • Challenge accepted norms • Work on an evidence-based principle • Co-operate with recognised organisations within the European Union (EU) and geographical Europe • Compose clearly defined policy statements • Provide equal opportunity for all medical students and equal care for all, regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. • Understand the intricacies and nuances of different cultures through formal, informal and non-formal interactions and education. • Create a platform for open and constructive dialogue In order to fulfill its aims, EMSA has close relations to other organisations. EMSA is: • Associated Member of CPME (Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens – Standing Committee of European Doctors) • European Regional Partner of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) • Member of IFISO (Informal Forum of International Student Organizations) • One of the associations organizing World Healthcare Students Symposium.

MEDICAL ETHICS EMSA’s goals in the field of medical ethics are to: • Raise awareness of the ethical aspects of every healthcare-related interaction • Spread evidence-based teaching in medical ethics • Improve mobility by helping students understand the different values and beliefs that medical professionals encounter across Europe • Provide an internet discussion forum for a constructive discussion on medical ethics • Facilitate self-study in medical ethics through a database of Internet links • Define the outcomes which a medical student should achieve in the field of medical ethics • Contribute to European discussions on medical ethics by issuing policy statements. MEDICAL SCIENCE EMSA’s goals in the field of medical science are to: • Connect young medical researchers through the establishment of a topic-based research forum • Spread knowledge of the latest improvements in care, scientific discoveries and technological advances • Help students spread knowledge of their own original research through publication in the Journal of the European Medical Students’ Association on Medical and Scientific Affairs (JEMSA) • Recruit new students to medical research and scientific inquiry • Promote research as part of the core curriculum in medical education

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Aims at helping young children to overcome their fear of doctors and hospital environment Role play with teddy bear as a patient, children as teddy's parents and medical students as teddy doctors TBH is a joint project of IFMSA and EMSA For any questions please contact:


A socio-cultural exchange Aims to couple two European Faculty Member organisations as twins and exchange one or more students among each other


Medical language courses Aims to improve mobility and free movement within Europe by offering training in various languages specific to medical care situations (including sign language).


A meeting for representatives of National Medical Students’ Associations Aims to improve the cooperation and communication of the medical students within Europe, by representing the interests and opinions of the medical students in geographical Europe, discussing and forming joint policies on issues surrounding medical students, and Defending the rights and interest of medical students across Europe.


JEMSA (Journal of EMSA on Medical and Scientific Affairs), which is published annually. You can send in research papers to: EUROMEDS: monthly newsletter of EMSA to inform the EMSA members about the latest activities and upcoming events of EMSA within Europe. EMSA members can send in articles to:


National Coordinators’ & Enthusiasts’ Meeting: Meeting where people can share their work with others and learn from each other. It takes place around March/April. EMSA General Assembly: Biggest meeting of EMSA, on which members can vote on different EMSA matters. It takes place around October.


EMSA Summer School EMSA Skiing Week EMSA Sailing Week EMSA European Village Party Movies & Medicine

Check our website for more EMSA projects.

EMSA Leaflet 2005-2006  

EMSA European Board Leaflet 2005-2006