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Orkun Kopaรง

Secretary General 2013/2014 Candidature

CONTENT 1 Motivation Letter 3 Plan of Action 5 Curriculum Vitae 9 Contact Details

Motivation Letter Dear EMSA members, It is a pleasure for me to present myself as candidate for the position of Secretary General for the term of 2013/2014.

Let me start by introducing myself; I am a 20-year-old medical student, was born in Zonguldak which is a small mining city in the north-west of Turkey, in the coastline of the Black Sea. I have completed my primary and secondary education in TED Zonguldak College which is a branch of TED Colleges, the oldest Turkish colleges in Turkey.

I started my medical education in Yeditepe University where I became a truly EMSAi. I joined EMSA in the very first days of my medical education and became the Medical Science Co-Coordinator in EMSA-Yeditepe. Organized and attended many projects and events in the local, national and international level. I was also a member of the ESD, prepared handbooks and did presentations of the projects during NCM and GA. In the end of a year full of projects and EMSA events, I attended EMSA TNT and became an EMSA Trainer. I was already fall in love with EMSA, especially during and after my first NCM, my enthusiasm and motivation increased even higher and decided to work more intensely in EMSA. I was elected for the position of Human Resources Officer of EMSA Europe. It was also the same time I transfer to another university, Samsun Ondokuz May覺s University. Samsun was not an EMSA FMO, I contacted my friends from Samsun who were also highly motivated for EMSA and willing to establish a local organization for EMSA.


This year was a pretty busy one for me and I did my best for EMSA also sacrificed a lot from my personal life. But I do not have any regrets and I am willing to contribute EMSA even more. I also encourage you to see my Annual Report 12/13 to see what I have done during the year as the HRO, my dedication and hard-work for EMSA. It also includes a short report of what I have done in EMSA-Samsun as the Founder President and LC.

My Experiences in EMSA It will be the beginning of my 3rd year in EMSA in September with a participation of 3 GAs, 2 NCMs and 2 TCEs of EMSA-Europe. In EMSA-Turkey, I have participated in 2 National Assemblies and the very first Local Coordinators’ and Enthusiasts’ Meeting. In the local level, I have organized and attended Cardiology Conference (keynote speaker: Murat Tuzcu, MD, Cleveland Clinic) with more than 200 participation, many TBHs, Movies&Medicine projects, Sign Language Courses, Medical Education Seminars, Public Health projects, Motivational Weekends, workshops and many more. Additionally, it was a great pleasure for me to be a part of organizing committees of GA 2012 and TCE 2013.

With all the projects and events I have organized, trainings I have delivered and attended, founding a new FMO and creating-building our team, I have improved myself in many different ways and gained many skills from the beginning of my EMSA career. I have learned and experienced a lot, both internal and external aspects of EMSA, board work and many more. Now, I believe I have the experience and enthusiasm to take a step further and serve EMSA as the Secretary General.

Finally, EMSA has changed me and my life completely which is I am very grateful with. I would like thank everyone who makes this organization a wonderful place. In the following pages, you may find my preliminary action plan and curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, doubt or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. Best Regards, Orkun Kopaç

25th August 2013 Prague, Czech Republic


Plan of Action EMSA represents and is the voice of the medical students in the whole Europe over 20 years. And the power of the organization comes directly from the dynamism and motivation of our members. I am planning to work together with the EEB and NCs on activating and motivating our in-active members, gaining more EMSAis. In order to spread the EMSA spirit to the whole Europe, one of my personal aims is to achieve gaining new FMOs primarily from countries have no EMSA member faculties. That is one of the hardest tasks; however I will apply the strategic plan have been created in the previous year and will develop an action plan with the help of EEB, Alumni and the NCs. Furthermore, there is a fact that the local boards and the active people change in a little while which also brings the dynamism and energy in return. I am also planning to maintain an intact communication with our LCs and constantly keep in touch with them.

One of the main tasks of the Secretary General according to the internal rules is to maintain the communication between the EEB and the LC, NCs. I am planning to improve the communication and maintain a more transparent environment for our Local and National Coordinators of the decisions and acts of the EEB. I will be constantly available at all times not only for the LCs and NCs but also all EMSA members, non-EMSAis, externals and of course for the EEB.

Bluemist is dynamic and has most of the updates from the EMSA European Board. I am planning to increase the reputation and the contribution to the Bluemist from the members and also from other social media platforms which will also be rewarding for the FMOs and I believe it will be motivating for local committees work to be published on an international communication platform.


During the year, I am planning to work closely with the HRO and transfer my experience and knowledge at all times. I will stay in contact with our Alumni and will continue working on the Alumni network. Also will keep my communication with experienced trainers from other associations and help HRO to improve the training system and the TCE in order to reach our full potential.

In the previous years we experienced many problems with the timing of the agenda and the GA itself. In order to decrease the loss of time and for the EEB to have a better sight especially on the quorum, I will take the record of GA secretariat carefully such as the voting rights and the proxies. In addition to that, organizing the EMSA archive is highly needed for the benefit of the EEB for daily usage and passing the knowledge to the future boards.

EMSA has many partner organizations the communication and relations has to be carried on. I will represent EMSA during my term at external partner organizations as well as try to establish new cooperation’s with other bodies.

To sum up, the SecGen is a highly important position needs dedication and hard work for the organization to run properly and reach our aims. As a Secretary General if I could be given the chance to run the position, I will not only work on the job description of the position but will also work on the weak points aiming to take our beloved association to further.


Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae Personal information First name(s) / Surname(s) Address Mobile E-mail(s) Nationality Date of birth Gender

Orkun Kopaç Yenimahalle 3135. Sokak Zengin Apt. 21/3, Atakum, Samsun (Turkey) +90 538 241 51 17 Turkish 06/04/1993 Male

Work experience Dates Occupation or position held Name and address of employer Type of business or sector Dates Occupation or position held Name and address of employer Type of business or sector

2012 - 2013 Human Resources Officer European Medical Students’ Association NGO - volunteer work 2012 → EMSA Trainer European Medical Students’ Association NGO - volunteer work


Education and training Dates Name and type of organisation providing education and training Dates Name and type of organisation providing education and training Dates Title of qualification awarded Name and type of organisation providing education and training

1999 - 2007 TED Zonguldak College Foundation Private Primary School Zonguldak (Turkey) 2007 - 2011 TED Zonguldak College Foundation Private High School Zonguldak (Turkey) 2011 - 2012 Doctor of Medicine Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine Istanbul (Turkey)

Dates 2012 → Title of qualification awarded Doctor of Medicine Name and type of organisation Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, English Medicine providing education and training Samsun (Turkey)

Personal skills and competences Mother tongue(s)


Other language(s)




European level (*)

English German




Spoken interaction Spoken production

C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 A1

Basic User


Basic User


Basic User


Basic User


Proficient user Basic User

(*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level

Scientific Experience (extracurricular internship)

Scientific Meetings attended

27th August – 7th September 2012, TURKSTEM Summer Internship on Stem Cell and Genetics, Dışkapı Yıldırım Bayezit SSK Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

24-28th August 2013, AMEE Conference 2013, Prague, Czech Republic 3-5th May 2013, International Medical Students’ Research Congress, Istanbul, Turkey


27-29th April 2012, YUTBAT 6th Medical Students’ National Congress on Neuroscience, Istanbul, Turkey 9-11th March 2012, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine 4th National Medical Students’ Congress on Cardiology, Antalya, Turkey 3-4th March 2012, Cerrahpaşa Science Days, Istanbul, Turkey 18 February 2012, 2nd Students’ Congress of Stem Cell on Cancer Stem Cell, Denizli, Turkey Oral Presentations

Organisational skills and competences

27-29th April 2012, YUTBAT 6th Medical Students’ National Congress on Neuroscience, Istanbul, Turkey Case Presentation: Cortical Infarct (Migrainous Infarct)

Coordinated EMSA Training Center of Excellence 2013, Istanbul, Turkey Founder and President of EMSA-Samsun Student Ambassador for ISFiT 2013, Trondheim, Norway EMSA European Support Division member, 2011/12 Projects: E-Bios, EMSA Summer Schools, EMSA Trans Plantation, ES-Stem, JEMSA, NEMSC, Right to Research, Teddy Bear Hospital, Pathway of Science, Vaccines and Immunization, World AIDS Day Activities Member of the organizing committee of EMSA General Assembly 2012, September 2012, Istanbul, Turkey Member of the organizing committee of EMSA Training New Trainers & Training Center of Excellence, July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey Member of the organizing committee of YUTBAT 6th Medical Students’ National Congress on Neuroscience, 27th-29th April 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Other meetings and training courses attended

4-8th September 2013, EMSA GA 2013, Lisbon, Portugal Training topics delivered: Presentation Skills 21-29th July 2013, EMSA TNT & TCE, Istanbul, Turkey 9-12th May 2013, EMSA NCM 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia Training topics delivered: Project Management 1-3rd March 2013, EMSA-Turkey National Assembly 2013, Trabzon, Turkey Training topics delivered: Emotional Intelligence 4-6th January 2013, EMSA-Turkey Local Coordinators’ and Enthusiasts’ Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey Sessions held: Time Management Training, Newcomers to EMSA small working group


3rd November 2012, EMSA eoGA 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece 7th-13th September 2012, EMSA GA 2012, Istanbul, Turkey Training topics delivered: Team Management, Empowerment Presentation: Trans Plantation Handbook of EMSA in E&C pillar 2nd-9th July 2012, EMSA Training New Trainers & Training Center of Excellence, Istanbul, Turkey Training topics delivered: Presentation Skills 10th-14th May 2012, EMSA National Coordinators’ and Enthusiasts’ Meeting 2012, Tirgu Mures, Romania Presentations delivered: Projects of Medical Science pillar in the pillar session 10th-11th April 2012, Basic Communication Skills for Doctors in Sign Language, Istanbul, Turkey 10th April 2012, TurkMSIC Public Health Training, Istanbul, Turkey 16th-18th March 2012, EMSA Turkey 2nd National Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey 10th January 2012, How to read and write a scientific paper workshop, Istanbul, Turkey 4th January 2012, Tuberculosis Week Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey 8th December 2011, World AIDS Day Seminar, Istanbul, Turkey 28th November 2011, EMSA HIV/AIDS Training, Istanbul, Turkey 24th-30th April 2010, 3rd Global Youth Summit, Ankara, Turkey  Delegate of the Social Affairs Committee 20th-24th November 2009, European Youth Parliament 6th National Selection Conference, Istanbul, Turkey  Delegate of the Constitutional Affairs Committee Artistic skills and competences

25th July – 6th August 2012, European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir 2012, Rijeka, Croatia 

In orchestra, 2nd violin

January 2006, Mon Ami Painting Competition, Achievement Award

23th June – 18th July 2008, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Karaelmas Scientific Research Association, Summer Sports Camp, Zonguldak, Turkey


Social skills and competences

Computer skills

Other skills and competences

February 2008, Camp Club Ski Camp, İzmit, Turkey

Windows, Microsoft Office, Prezi

Vice-President of the School Parliament in 2005/06 and 2009/10 terms Member of the School Honorary Board in 2007/08 and 2009/10 terms Delegate in the School Parliament at 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 grades.



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