August Meeting Taiwan 2019 Report

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IFMSA Executive Board 2018-2019 President Batool Wahdani (Jordan)

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Vice-President for Activities Nebojsa Nikolic (Serbia)

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Vice-President for Finance Ahmed Taha (Egypt) Vice-President for External Affairs Marián Sedlák (Slovakia)

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Editorial Page 04

Team of Officials 2018-2019 Page 05

August Meeting OC Page 06

Pre GA Workshops Page 07

Morning Sessions Page 16

Regional Sessions

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Contracts Fair Page 28

Theme Event Page 29

Rex Crossley Awards Page 30

Global Priorities Page 31

Joint Sessions Page 35

Plenary Page 39

Miscellaneous Sessions Page 40

Editorial Dear NMOs, Dear IFMSA Members, It’s our great pleasure and honor to share with you the report for the 68th General Assembly August Meeting 2019, our last meeting of the term. More than nine hundred medical students from 100 NMOs gathered in the beautiful city of Taipei, from all around the world, to share their passion, exchange expertise and contribute to IFMSA’s deliverable at local, regional and national levels. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, a lift in your motivation, an increase in your knowledge and skills, and as well lifelong friendships,. IFMSA envisions a world in which medical students unite for global health, and are equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to take on health leadership roles locally and globally. This translates to actions in our communities, advocacy and awareness campaigns, creative activities, advanced training and workshops, and multiple events all around the world through our motivated and hardworking members. IFMSA General Assemblies serve as opportunities to amplify these efforts, celebrate achievements and strengthen collaborations. It is the space for you to grow, to learn and to transmit what you learn to others, in a way knowledge is never lost. It has been amazing to see so many dedicated people invest their efforts to a better world. We can not forget to recognize and acknowledge the tremendous efforts and work the Organizing Committee from FMS-Taiwain has put to organize the amazing meeting we had, you have definitely touched our hearts. If you would like to know more about the outcomes of this assembly, what sessions we had and what topics we discussed, make sure to read this report and explore its different areas. Best Regards, IFMSA Executive Board 2018/2019


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Team of Officials 2018-2019

Batool Wahdani President

Gabriela Cipriano RD Americas

Erwin Barboza-Molinas SCORE D

Nebojsa Nikolic VPA

Po-Chin Li RD Asia-Pacific

Idil Kina SCORP D

Ahmed Taha VPF

Adonis Wazir RD EMR

Katerina Dima LME

Fabrizzio Canaval VPM

Paulina Birula RD Europe

Tarek Ezzine LPH

Georg Schwarzl VPCB

Catarina Rodrigues SCOME D

Egle Janusonyte LRA

Marián Sedlák VPE

Tatiana Zebrova SCOPE D

Huba Ghandour LRP

José Chen VPPRC

Katja Cic SCOPH D

Teodor Blidaru LOSO

Parth Patel RD Africa

Iheb Jemel SCORA D

Charlotte O’Leary LWHO


August Meeting Taiwan OC

Jasmine Tan Chair

Yi-Wei Sun Marketing Director

Tina Lin Theme Event Director

Laura Cheng Treasurer

Jennifer Huang News and Media Coordinator

Freddie Chien PostGA Director

Philly Chan Vice-Chair for PR Ivy Lee Vice Chair for PreGA Hao Hsiang Chen Vice-Chair for Event Jimmy Kuo Vice-Chair for Logistics Jit Sien Mao Visa Coordinator Ruby Chen Secretary General


Nien En Lee Public Relations Coordinator

Sharon Liu PostGA Director

Shao-Yu Chang Gourmet Director Chao-Ling Huang Transportation Director Chia-Yun, Chen Venue & Registrations Director Remus Yang Theme Event Director Yi-Shiuan, Yang Side Event Director

William Pan Social Event Director Hsin Chen Volunteer Director Yu-Wen, Lee Volunteer Director Tzu-Chi, Liao Logistics Director for PreGA Hsuan-Ta, Teng Event Director for PreGA

Ying-Wei, Chen Ceremony Director Jack Ma Ceremony Coordinator

Ta-Li, Hsieh Event Director for PreGA

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Pre-General Assembly workshops Before the General Assembly, IFMSA organized pre-General Assembly event which consists of capacity building workshops.

AMET - Advocacy in Medical Education Training Facilitators: Ahmed Elshaer, IFMSA-Egypt Beatriz Atienza, IFMSA-Spain Marouane AMZIL, IFMSA-Morroco



Background and goals: The AMET Workshop, as a standard SCOME workshop, aims to prepare IFMSA members as student representatives with knowledge about medical education theories, an understanding on how medical education systems work and the skills to be able to advocate and effect change in them. This initiative derives from the need to empower our members to engage with their medical schools and other relevant stakeholders and work on the improvement of our education. It follows the idea that change happens at a local level and we are part of

it. When proposing to focus on the Global Health Workforce Crisis, emphasizing on an interprofessional approach, we wanted to start a discussion amongst our members on collaboration with other student organizations, so we can advocate together on the Health Workforce topic. Outcomes of the workshop: As part of the SCOME Workshops follow up framework, participants were asked to fill out a pre and post assessment form where we could verify if they perceived to have been an improvement in the knowledge and skills before and after the workshop. Within the workshop, there was also a working time where participants developed actions healthcare students can take together to tackle the health workforce crisis, drafting documents that can serve for NMOs to use and IFMSA to follow up on in the future with other initiatives.


Financial Management and Administration

Facilitators Khadigah El Shammarka - IFMSA Communicable diseases Program Coordinator, IFMSA-Egypt Rajesh Sharma - IFMSA Fundraising Assistant, NMSS Nepal Ahmed Taha - IFMSA Vice President for Finance, IFMSA-Egypt Background and Goals The main goal of this workshop is to empower the NMOs with all the relevant and important information regarding financial matters. Nowadays, many NMOs face lack of funds for their activities and we aim to bring our contribution and encourage the fundraising efforts at all levels of IFMSA, from local to international, and create policies and training materials that will help further development. The workshop focus is to build capacity on the main principles of financial management, methods, to ensure financial transparency of the organisation, and how to strategically align administrative work with the organisational every day work.


Objectives 1. Introduce tools and provide knowledge on finance and accounting basic operations, budgeting, internal control systems and financial reporting. 2. Provide skills for developing a financial strategy, implementing within financial operations and alignment toward sustainable development. 3. Improve capacity on fundraising strategies, management of funds and reporting towards donors. 4. Diversify NMOs funding base with dedicated strategies for high net worth donors. 5. Explore whether companies who want to donate to the organisations, but do not have the money to do so, could possibly contribute

professional skills and expertise. 6. Link financial management with organisational development and project management, as an important keystone. 7. Participants should be able at the end of the workshop to plan further steps in terms of financial management and apply in their NMOs and/or projects. 8. Credible monitoring and evaluation framework and encourage to do the monitoring to ensure the funders of the ability to share metrics on progress and outcomes. Outcomes: 1Participants were able to have a better understanding of the main principles of financial management for NGOs. 2Participants has the opportunity to be familiar about funding opportunities for the federation in compliance with the current Ethical framework on fundraising and policies. 3Participants’ practical skills of the day-today management of finances were enhanced. 4Participants obtained a clear strategy for maintaining each donor type, not “one –sizefits-all” approach. 5Participants were able to have a better image on how to create a sponsorship package and learned about the primary relationship with their partners. 6- A follow up drive was sent to all participants to ensure that they have all the knowledge needed in their operations. 7- All session activities outcomes were sent to participants for them to apply and keep in head while implementing it in their NMOS.

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IFMSA Global Health Advocates Facilitators: Laura Jung - bvmd Germany, National Public Health Officer Céline El Khoury - LeMSIC Lebanon, VcePresident for Capacity Building Eglė Janušonytė - IFMSA Liaison Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights issues including HIV and AIDS, LiMSA Lithuania Marian Sedlak - IFMSA Vice-President for External Affairs, SloMSA Slovakia



Background and Goals IFMSA has been an important changemaker in the field of global health and has the Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) through the ECOSOC. Therefore, IFMSA works closely with several UN institutions and has an active role in working on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, which represent an important step in the global development agenda. These goals address many of the medical and public health issues that IFMSA builds its work around, hence IFMSA highly supports the global movement for achieving the SDGs and vows to promote and advocate for the achievement of the SDGs. Working on the internal and external goals of the Global Priorities makes IFMSA a direct contributor to the achievement of the SDGs, strengthening our role in the mission of leaving no one behind on the way to a sustainable future.

The aim of this workshop is to build the capacity of participants in the field of SDGs and global health, preparing them to be active advocates, to understand the importance of the interlink of IFMSA’s internal and external work with global strategies as the Agenda 2030, and enabling them to participate and represent IFMSA in high-level meetings. Outcomes of the workshop: • Participants understand the IFMSA Global Priorities and how they are linked to the SDGs and how to direct IFMSA external and internal work; • Participants understand the UN system and the role played in it by member states and non-state actors, including the IFMSA; • Participants have in-depth knowledge about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals, how working on IFMSA Global Priorities contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and how they can work towards reaching the SDGs through their national and local work; • Participants know the key elements of advocacy and can play an active role in representing their NMOs and IFMSA in any external representation opportunities; • Participants can develop regional, national and local initiatives relevant to the Global Priorities that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


“It’s (not)just politics!”: A Human Rights for Medical Practitioners with a focus on Human Rights and Politics Facilitators: İdil KINA, SCORP Director, TurkMSIC Turkey Menna Zohny, IFMSA-Egypt Nada Bouazizi, FMSS Senegal* Workshop created by SCORP IT * Could not be present due to visa issues

Human Rights for Medical Practitioners is one of SCORP’s cult workshops created by Hana Awil and Ana Theresia Ekman which we officiated in our regulations this term. The workshop aims to give future medical practitioners an advance perspective regarding human rights topics such as ethical dilemmas, discrimination, societal power structures, international humanitarian law, and peace; through a variety of methods such as project constructions, debates, participants presentations, and informative yet interactive sessions. For this PreGA we designed a workshop to specifically focus on politics. As an often stigmatised area it

can be very challenging for youth to be involved in political processes however It is not possible to make meaningful change without being able to at least consider the political elements in it. Our goal was to give a platform to our distinguished group of participants to share the struggles they face, to discuss how politics, development, human rights, and other societal concepts are interlinked, to conceptualise our content through analysing real life/recent political situations, and to gain capacity in analysis, advocacy and involvement. The outcomes of our workshop was: - Our pax gaining a platform among themselves to conduct further collaboration and discussion. - Our pax presenting political discussions of their region, analysing the sphere of influence, gaining knowledge and discussing about these situations. - Our pax learning about the different perspectives within the group and the different struggles. - Our pax working on their critical thinking and knowledge about how political processes are linked societal concepts and development of the society. - Our pax gaining self research, advocacy and project management skills in order to continue their work in the area.


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Presidents’ PreGA Facilitators: Jan Schenk, bvmd Germany Valerie Tuin, IFMSA-NL Javier Shafick, IFMSA-Honduras Frederic Schawrz, ALEM Luxembourg



Background and objectives: The leaders of the National Member Organizations of our Federation work hard to lead their organizations to a better direction. Along the way, they are faced with a diverse range of challenges as they attempt to steer the development of their organizations, continuously striving to make an organization that is stronger, better, and serves the needs of their members better. These challenges range from recruitment, development of local committees, motivation of members, financial sustainability, and many more. The Federation and its members should be able to become a support system that helps each other break past those challenges since, along the years of our work, we’ve seen that these challenges often have parallels from one NMO to another, from one region to another. To enhance the skills of the participants in specific areas related to being the leader of an organization and in being an NMO representative. • Objective 1: Participants develop their knowledge and skills in specific skill topics listed within this proposal. • Objective 2: Participants are confident about the opportunities IFMSA provide to NMOs and how to engage and manage them in their NMOs • Objective 3: Participants are confident on IFMSA procedures and can guide their members to meaningfully participate in IFMSA opportunities and decision-making

processes. To equip the participants with the tools to evaluate and identify the needs of their organization. • Objective 1: Participants have learned tools and theories related to organizational development, which can be used in their NMOs To give participants concrete tools and plans to develop their own NMOs • Objective 1: Participants have developed a plan for future interventions to develop their own NMO • Objective 2: Creation of NMO partnerships that have similar organizational challenges Outcomes • We redesigned the sessions and divided the skills sessions just in 3 streams based on the priorities stated by the NMO Presidents and members attending the workshop. • We also measure the level of understanding of soft skills in the NMO Presidents as well as the knowledge related to organizational development and there is a significant increment on it after the workshop. • We are following up on individual’s projects within their NMOs and plans ahead they might have within their own NMOs and the federation itself to follow up on the impact of the workshop.


Public Health Leadership Training on Universal Health Coverage (PHLT on UHC) Facilitators: Katja Čič, SCOPH Director 2018/19 Mohamed Mamdouh Eissa, NPO of IFMSAEgypt 2018/19

7 Background and Goals of the Workshop: The PHLT is a standardized SCOPH workshop that is imagined as a longitudinal concept of training and empowering members on 3 pillars - Public Health (with a stream on a specific topic, in this case, Universal Health Coverage), Leadership and Activity Management. The goals of the workshop include: - building knowledge on the basics of public health; - providing advanced knowledge on UHC; - developing participants’ skills in fields of leadership, team dynamics and quality communication;

- providing in-depth information and tools on impactful activity management, as well as ensuring a space for participants to put the learned materials into practice. The workshop is oriented towards encouraging participants’ personal and professional growth, which is supported from the trainers’ side via engaging in group reflections and individual coaching sessions. Outcomes of the Workshop: The final outcome of the workshop is a presentation of a group project that participants have been actively working on in teams throughout the duration of the PHLT. The activity plans participants designed is made with the Activity Management tools, the content is directly related to the Public Health stream (UHC) and supported by teamwork skills of the Leadership pillar of sessions. Trainers will also be performing follow-up on the participants in the first 6 months after the workshop and ensure the support of participants’ efforts.


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sPRead it Facilitators Lisa Kelm, NMO President 2018/19, AMSA Austria Mahmood Al-Hamody, SCORP General Assistant 2018/19, IFMSA-Egypt Mohamed El Amine Youcef Ali, NORP, LesoukAlgeria Coordinator & Facilitator José Chen, VP for PR & Communication 2018/19, ANEM-Portugal Guest Facilitator Saad Chaibi, VP for PR & Communication 2019/20, IFMSA-Morocco



Background and Goals: As an international organisation, IFMSA needs to excel on making itself relevant amongst the health NGOs context. Hence, it’s important to invest in promoting and developing skills within IFMSA. It’s also important to realise the relevance of investing in Visibility and Promotion, and how to strengthen our stances, how to stay in contact with members and partners, and how to deliver our work into the change we want to bring. Therefore, this workshop was divided in two parts: 1) the participants acquired the knowledge and skills and understand the reasons for strategic promotion, building up a specific plan agreed upon by the trainers. 2) Realisation of the plan: participants contributed to the IFMSA Promotion and Visibility in a hands-on approach. Ultimate Goals • NMOs to learn about strategy and marketing; • To provide NMOs with basic skills on PRrelated platforms and best practices; • To improve NMOs’ capacity in PR & Communication; • To stimulate involvement in PR on an international level. Objectives 1. NMOs engaged in PR&C Indicator: Participating NMOs create at least

30% more visuals and videos to promote their activities/impacts in the year after the workshop 2. NMOs to work on strategic promotion Indicator 1: 100% Participants acquire knowledge on strategy and marketing Indicator 2: Participants create a plan of action to follow up based on their NMO’s status quo 3. New and improved skills & tools for all participants (PR&C related) Indicator 1: Participants learn about 3 tools to create and edit publications, layouts and videos Indicator 2: They can implement their new skills during or after the GA and strengthen them Outcomes & Follow up The workshop aims at capacitating participants to acquire knowledge and know-how about PR, and take it back to their regions and/or NMOs and use it to improve on the level of their PR and Communications OR employ them to the benefit of IFMSA in later stages. Each participant received an email with Essential Links and Tasks to be performed beforehand. After the training, a Drive folder with useful resources will be shared. These should be more than enough for motivated participants to further develop in the field and/or carry out step-down training at their respective national or sub-regional meetings. However, a Toolkit for the workshop will be sent and is currently being produced so that closer follow up is done. Additionally, every participant acquired skills to develop a plan of action for their NMO, being encouraged to establish PR workshops on a local/national level. Participants will also maintain communication after the AM, being it via email, a Facebook/WhatsApp group.


Strengthening Primary Health Care through Social Accountability Facilitators: Alaa Dafallah, MedSIN Sudan Ali Channawi, IFMSA Morocco


systems and specifically Primary Health Care systems


Background and Goals Primary health care is key to achieving Universal Health Coverage. It is a basic health need of any community and it’s even more relevant at a time when at least half of the world’s people still lack full coverage of essential health services. PHC focuses on people and communities’ empowerment, multisectoral action, and core health services based on public health and primary care. The provision of PHC relies on a fit for purpose workforce, and with the endgoal of having patients and communities at the center of care, having socially accountable medical schools is paramount. The World Health Organization, in 1995, defined Social Accountability (SA) in Medical Schools as “the obligation to direct their education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community, region, and/or nation they have a mandate to serve.” Medical schools carry a far reaching social obligation along with their existence, which is expressed through their commitment to produce graduates able to effectively respond to priority health needs and the challenges of people and society as a whole. This workshop went further than elaborating on the topic of Social Accountability, establishing a clear link between the action we can take in Medical Schools and the impact in the communities. Objectives


Goals - Share and promote knowledge about Social Accountability and its connection to strong Primary Health Care Systems - Enable participants to play an active role and make informed decisions as partners in their medical education systems - Enable participants to understand the context of Social Accountability in the Health Systems and its possible role to address its challenges - Encourage participants to think critically about their National Health Systems - Gather information on National Health Care

Objectives 1.1. Provide knowledge about Social Accountability and its effect in communities, as well as skills for its propagation. Indicator: 75% of the participants report a growth in their perception of knowledge and confidence in the impact assessment 1.2 Provide knowledge about the importance of PHC and its effect on community health. Indicator: 75% of the participants able to articulate why strong PHC systems are necessary for the achievement of UHC. 1.3 Enable participants to identify links between socially accountable medical curricula and strong PHC systems. Indicator: 75% of the participants able to identify at least three different ways in which SA curricula can strengthen primary care. 2.1 Empower and incentivize participants to develop activities at a local and national level. Indicator: 50% of the participants report promoting or being involved in a communitybased activity in the 6 month report 2.2. Improve participants’ attitude towards PHC related specialties. Indicator: 80% of the participants report an increase in interest towards Family Medicine and community based medicine. 3.1 Collect information about participants’ National Primary Health Care systems and their main strengths/weaknesses. Indicator: Booklet with the information published no later than 3 months after the workshop concludes. Through this workshop, participants were able to: - Understand more deeply the importance of SA as well as its correlation to successful PHC systems - Learn about the different levels of care and the importance of each - Identify ways to incorporate SA into medical schools - Think critically about their education system and where it may be flawed - Learn how to advocate but also how to build their own activities - Share and exchange ideas as well as best practices from their systems - Offer food for thought for IFMSA to work on in the area of SA&PHC

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TNET - Training New Exchange Trainers Facilitators: Elina Osi (SCOPE General Assistant) Matthieu Pierre (SCORE Supervising Board Member) Veronica Moreno (SCORE Supervising Board Member) Ă…shild Nordbotten (NMSA-Norway)

3 Background and Goals: The IFMSA exchange programs are key promoters of intercultural understanding and cooperation amongst medical students and health professionals. To ensure they are run in the best way possible, the Professional and Research Exchange Training (PRET) was developed to enable exchange officers to improve their knowledge and develop their exchange programs. To ensure qualified trainers for these PRETs, the TNET workshop was created. TNET aims to create high-quality and well-knowledged Exchange Trainers who will train others in exchange management and exchange-related topics.

4. To enable the participants to represent their organization towards faculties and institutions, providing them with the skills for development of international exchange possibilities, including student leadership and external representation. 5. To generate more experienced and knowledgeable Trainers for PRETs, leading to higher quality trainings and outcomes better aligned with the needs of the Standing Committees. Outcomes of the workshop: This workshop has produced 13 new Exchange Trainers, distributed through 4 of the 5 regions in the IFMSA, who are fired up and ready to facilitate exchange trainings and workshops. It has enhanced their knowledge, giving them the tools to continue developing their NMOs’ exchange programs. In the next months, we will follow up as they become facilitators for PRETs, TNETs, and other Exchange-related workshops, and even as some develop paths towards the work of the SCOPE and SCORE ITs, as well as in IFMSA, showing the level of leadership, knowledge and commitment to the Federation that the TNET contributes.

Goals of TNET 1. To let participants take an active role in improving the local and national exchange programs. 2. To enable better management of exchange programs in all aspects including academic quality and implementing new initiatives. 3. To prepare participants to pass on their knowledge as Exchange Trainers, teaching skills on exchange management, personal development and team management.


Morning Sessions The sessions are the heart and soul of every IFMSA General Assembly. Each Standing Committee session had one Session for their members, the VPCB coordinated an NMO Management Session for any members interested to join it, while the NMO Presidents joined the President’s Session, all of which ran in parallel with each other. Participants applied for the sessions according to their preferences and the needs of their NMO.

Presidents’ Session


Facilitators • Ivan Fabrizzio Canaval Díaz,VPM • Nebojša Nikolić, VPA • Batool Al-Wahdani, President • Ahmed Taha, VPF • Marian Sedlak, VPE • José Chen, VPPRC • Salma Abdallah, Plenary Chairperson • Jessica Zhang, Plenary Vice-Chairperson • José Ganicho and Matteo Cavagnacchi, ANEM-Portugal & SISM-Italy • Involvement, Integration & Impact of NonMedical Students within the IFMSA Structure TF. • Anthony Nemr & Celine Khoury, LeMSIC Lebanon • Iza Korpar, SloMSIC Slovenia • SupCo, CCC & FC Background: The discussions were based on the plenary requirements and the NMOs inputs. We have discussed updates from the upcoming March Meeting 2020 in Rwanda, reports submitted to be approved during the assembly, including officials, task forces, SupCo, Strategy, mandates and financial reports. We also went through the procedures for the Policy documents sessions and discussions during the General Assembly. Every day we had plenary procedures updates from the chair and the plenary team, including but not limited to methodology and voting procedures, CCC Reports and clarifications about motions submitted. As part of the new methodology adopted for the Presidents’ sessions we also create a daily Q&A session to discuss reports instead of presenting them allowing us to use that time in CB sessions and Open Space for discussions. We extensively discussed the Bylaw Change Proposals, MoU and IFMSA commitments, Alumni strategy and updates for the term and the procedures that the federation is taking in order to align our internal strategies with the IFMSA global strategies. Finally, and most importantly, we had 3 different sessions for open space of discussions which were proposed and selected by the NMOs of the federation as NMS TF, How to be political in an apartitial organization, IFMSA

Policy Processes and NMOs representatives’ involvement and active participation in decision making processes. To finalize we also requested feedback about the sessions and the work ahead that is needed to improve processes in the federation but also improving the president’s sessions of next term which will be taken into consideration during the agenda making process and the handover to the next VPM. Outcomes Main sessions’ outcomes are related to the follow up work for the Federation: • Finalization of the modules for members on External Representation and Financial Management and fundraising at the national level and at the same time agreed on the development of new ones for next term related to IFMSA Introduction and Recruitment of members. • We set specific plans for follow up on formal and informal ways of communication with the NMO Presidents and their involvement in the federation. • We are working on a reform of the Code of Conduct of the federation and gathered inputs for ways to maximize the work related to the second year of the IFMSA global strategy. • We moved forward with the Regional Policy Implementation in order to fill gaps between the application of our policies within the regional contexts. • Agreed on improvements needed to implement for the NMO Report. • State specific needs for improvement of presidents sessions including increasing Open Space Discussions for matters happening in the meeting itself and Capacity Building sessions.



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Standing Committee on Professional Exchange Facilitators • Tatiana Zebrova, SCOPE Director • Elina Osi, General Assistant for SCOPE • Giorgia Solda, External Development Assistant for SCOPE • Armel Zagre, SCOPE Regional Assistant for Africa • Gabriela Macedo, SCOPE Regional Assistant for Americas • Mohammed Abu Thiab, SCOPE Regional Assistant for EMR • Ahmed Muntasser, NEO of IFMSA-Iraq • Andrei Lazar, NEO of FASMR Romania • Chaitra Dinesh, NEO of SfGH United Kingdom • Diogo Cruz, NEO of ANEM-Portugal • Gabriel Ortez, NEO of IFMSA-Honduras • Irene Ocampo, NEO of ASCEMCOL Colombia • Mariona Borrell, NEO of AECS-Catalonia • Saker Rashid, LEO of IFMSA-Jordan



List of externals • Dr. Janusz Janczukowicz (Head of the Centre for Medical Education and the Chair of the Best Evidence Medical Education Collaborating Centre in Lodz, AMEE Executive Committee and Research Committee) • Prof. Russel D’Souza (Director of Education for the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics) Topics covered The sessions went very productive. The following topics were addressed: the Basics of Exchanges (SCOPE 101), SCOPE IT updates, SCOPE Strategic Plan, Exchanges Problem Solving, SCOPE Regulation Changes Discussions and Voting, Sessions about External and Internal Development of SCOPE and NMO Exchanges Glory (SCOPE Cocktail). We had 2 sessions with externals: Medical Ethics with Prof. D’Souza and Intercultural Learning with Dr. Janusz Janczucowicz. We also had 2 Fairs: Poster Fair and Contracts Fair. We had Sharing is Caring Session on the following topics: Mental Health - how do we help our LEOs?; Making a Fair and Inclusive Outgoing Selection; First come first served? Or how do we distribute?; Exchange Package; Exchanges across a language barrier; UAT and PDT and how to get sponsorship;

Emergency health and life- threatening conditions within the exchange; Recruiting new exchange team members; Activating LCs; Visa problems. The topics covered in SWGs: GH Education + E-learning platform; Improvements to PHEx; How to make inclusive social programs?; Socially accountable Exchanges; Gender roles + culture in each country: how to prepare the students for this cultural shock?; TNET and PRET improvements; How to get exchanges in your NMOs spotlight?; The Future of Joint Exchange RCP Discussions; Online Capacity Building within Exchanges; SCOPE Educational Activities; Post-Exchange Debrief; FAQ File; AWP Guidelines. The participants also took part in the trainings performed by newly graduated Exchange trainers on topics: Promotion and Marketing in Exchanges; AQ; GH within Exchanges; Intercultural Learning in Exchanges; Strategic Planning & AWP; Exchange Team Management; Evaluation & Impact Assessment; Advocacy & Recognition. Outcomes The main outcomes of SCOPE Sessions are the positive outcome of Regulation Changes Voting. The amendments will be incorporated in SCOPE Regulations and shared with NEOs. Also it is highly important that NEOs and their representatives managed to finish their negotiations about the contracts at the Poster Fair and signed them at the Contracts Fair. The NEOs will then proceed with outgoing students selection and all the normal procedure. The results of the SWGs will be shared with NEOs and the decision will be made about the necessity of continuation of their work. All the materials will be shared with NEOs and the necessary explanations will be provided to them if needed.


Standing Committee on Research Exchange Facilitators • Erwin Barboza-Molinas, SCORE Director • Javier Asfura, SCORE External Development Assistant • Natasha Bouran, SCORE Regional Assistant for the EMR • Matthieu Pierre, SCORE Supervising Board Member • Martina Miklavcic, SCORE Supervising Board Member • Veronica Moreno, SCORE Supervising Board Member • Christopher Gramsch, bvmd-Germany • Kevin Alvaro Handoko, CIMSA-Indonesia • Azer Gnaba, ASSOCIAMED-Tunisia • Dunja Bjelic, IFMSA-Serbia • Marc Margulan, bvmd-Germany • Fanqi Meng, IFMSA-China • Leticia Campos, IFMSA-Brazil



(SCORE-SCOPE-SCORA) The participants also took part in the trainings performed by newly graduated Exchange trainers on topics: Promotion and Marketing in Exchanges; Academic Quality; Global Health within Exchanges; Intercultural Learning in Exchanges; Strategic Planning & AWP; Exchange Team Management; Evaluation & Impact Assessment; Advocacy & Recognition.


Topics covered The sessions were really broad, yet contentfriendly for SCOREans of all experience levels. The following topics were addressed: Introduction to SCORE (SCORE 101), NORE Report Analysis, SCORE Strategic Plan Report and Analysis, SB Candidates Presentation and Election, SCORE Regulation Changes Discussions and Voting, SCORE D and LME Candidates Debate, SCORE External Representation and a Supervising Board Session. We had 2 Fairs: Exchange Poster Fair and Contracts Fair. We had Open Space Discussions on the following topics: Visa issues, Pillars of National Social Program, Tutor Recruitment, Student-led Educational Activities. The topics covered in SWGs were: Feedback from tutors (SCORE), The Future of Joint Exchange Regulation Change Proposal Discussions (SCORESCOPE), How to get exchanges in your NMOs spotlight? (SCORE-SCOPE), Basic Research Competencies Framework (SCORE-SCOME), Medical Research and Research Education (SCORESCOME), How to make inclusive social programs (SCORE-SCOPE-SCORP), Socially accountable Exchanges - what do we do next? (SCORE-SCOPESCOME), Genders and Cultures in each country: How to prepare students for this cultural shock

Outcomes The main outcomes of the SCORE Sessions are the updated SCORE Regulations. They will be incorporated and shared with the NOREs as the new set of Regulations to follow. Also, Exchange Contracts have been signed, which need to be followed up by the NOREs and RAs, in order to proceed with the upcoming exchange season normally. The outcomes of the SWGs will be shared with the NOREs, and the future of these SWGs will be decided by the new SCORE IT, with which they may continue their work, or close the Small Working Groups indefinitely. All materials have been, or will be shared with NOREs over time, and may be used by them to further develop the Research Exchange Program in their respective NMOs.

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Standing Committee on Public Health Facilitators: • Katja Čič, SCOPH Director 2018/19 • Charlotte O’Leary, Liaison Officer to the WHO 2018/19 • Omnia El Omrani, SCOPH Development Assistant 2018/19 • Blanca Paniello, SCOPH Regional Assistant for Europe 2018/19 • Khadiga Elshamarka, Program Coordinator on Communicable Diseases 2018/19 • Taur Lillestik, EstMSA Estonia • Mohamed Osman, MedSIN Sudan • Laura Jung, bvmd Germany • Ali Al-Sabti, IFMSA-Iraq • Refat Uz-Zaman Sajib, BMSS Bangladesh • Sophie Gepp, bvmd Germany • Iulia Livescu, FASMR Romania • Irene Yerolemidou, CyMSA Cyprus • Basheer Almashgari, NAMS Yemen • Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, IFMSA-Egypt



Topics discussed: SCOPH sessions of AM19 included a large variety of topics that were delivered through different methodologies in order to enhance the participants’ experience. The agenda included sessions on SCOPH-related IFMSA Global Priorities, such as Non-Communicable Diseases, Mental Health, Climate Change, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Universal Health Coverage. These broad public health fields were supported by a range of sessions on more specific topics like Vaccination, One Health Approach, Health in All Policies, Bioterrorism, Globesity, Technology-induced Dysphorias, E-Cigarettes, etc. Through Small Working Groups, participants were also able to discuss topics relevant for further development of SCOPH and/or initiatives that are shared between two SCs - examples include Improvements to Public Health Exchanges, Global Health Education, Mental Health of Medical Students and of Youth NGO Volunteers, Public Health in Medical Curriculum Toolkit, SCOPH RCP Discussions, Conflict of Interest, Structuring a SCOPH 101 Online Course and Improving PH Advocacy on a National Level.

Participants also had the chance to attend capacity building sessions on Pitching, Strategic Planning, Handover and PH Session Design. Besides topic-oriented sessions, the SCOPH agenda also included sessions relevant to the Standing Committee, its growth and future. Through SCOPH Fair, SCOPH Talks, Candidate Debate, Voting Preparation Session, NPO Plenary, SCOPH Hackathon and Forum of Representation, the participants were able to share their ideas, activities, experiences and suggestions for future improvements. Outcomes of the Sessions: Outcomes of topic-oriented sessions are more individual-based, as they focused on building the participants’ knowledge and skills, as well as familiarizing the participants with different session designs, methodologies and activities through which they can acquire new information. Capacity building sessions resulted in empowering the participants in soft skill topics relevant for their (future) work in SCOPH and giving them tools to increase their SCOPH experience on the national and local level. Outcomes of SWGs were archived in SCOPH and will be further evaluated by the SCOPH IT as they include several suggestions for improvement, ideas for new initiatives, as well as general input. Last but not least, the AM19 SCOPH Sessions showed the IT in more detail, which sessions were more desired by the participants, what activities were most successful and which fields need to be further worked upon.


Standing Committee on Medical Education Facilitators: • Catarina Pais Rodrigues, SCOME Director 2018/19 • Marouane Amzil, SCOME General Assistant 2018/19 • Silvia Matilda Astefanei, SCOME Development Assistant 2018/19 • Alaa Abusufyan, SCOME Regional Assistant for Africa 2018/19 • Nouman Shuja, SCOME Regional Assistant for Asia Pacifc 2018/19 • Mindaugas Galvosas, SCOME Regional Assistant for Europe 2018/19 • Abdalla Al-Khafajy, IFMSA-Iraq • Ali Channawi, IFMSA-Morocco • Hana Kadric, CroMSIC Croatia • Lisa Schmitz, bvmd Germany Externals: • Dr Janusz Janczukowicz, on behalf of AMEE • Barbora Hrabalová, on behalf of WFME



Topics discussed: The SCOME Sessions were designed taking into account all the feedback we had gotten previously and the lessons from the meetings before. The agenda was a mix of new content such as Interprofessional Education and Professionalism with “old ideas” twisted up such as reintroducing the Medical Education Systems and SPICES model, Meaningful Student Involvement, Accreditation and Global Health Workforce. We introduced new dynamics with more debates and more SWG discussions to make sure everyone’s minds were sparked during every session. Additionally, we also had a session updating the members about the International Team’s work and the SCOME Plenary where some structural changes were incorporated in the regulations.

Outcomes of the Sessions: The main result of the SCOME Sessions attested by the daily evaluations and informal feedback collected - were the consistently high quality sessions that gave a broader perspective about Medical Education and the role of student representatives to participants. On top of that, there have been regulation changes adopted in the SCOME Plenary that will allow for further development of the Standing Committee, namely a new model to involve NMOs in SCOME and a structure for TMET participants to grow and TMET workshops to have more quality. It’s also worth considering the agenda itself and the introduction of new concepts and approaches that can impact how SCOME works in the future, such as debates around the SPICES model, which can also take place in NGAs or training workshops, or the relationship between Social Accountability, Global Health Workforce and Primary Health Care, which can improve our arguments when advocating for action for the quality of Medical Education.


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Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace Facilitators: • İdil KINA, SCORP Director, TurkMSIC Turkey • Hiba GHANDOUR, LRP, LeMSIC Lebanon • SCORP Sessions Team Members and Support Persons: • Yoshita Dayaramani, MSAI India • Ana Paula Estrella Saa, AEMPPI Ecuador • Mohamed El Amine Youcef-Ali, LeSouk Algeria • Jirka Sykora, IFMSA Czech • SCORP IT Members: • Anouk Nusselder, SCORP DA, IFMSA NL • Mahmood Al-Hamody, SCORP GA, IFMSA Egypt • Maria Krayem, SCORP Co-RA for Europe, bvmd Germany • Kinsi Ahmed, SCORP Co-RA for Europe, NMSA Norway • Guillermo Young, SCORP RA for Americas, IFMSA Panama • Maha Rehman, SCORP RA for Asia-Pacific, IFMSA Pakistan • Hafsa Abdurrahim, SCORP RA for Africa, MedSIN Sudan



In SCORP Sessions AM19 we aimed to provide adequate platform for participants share experiences, initiate collaborations, and learn/ discuss about human rights through sessions with engaging and relevant-to-real-life topics/ methods. We aimed to construct our agenda with this mindset and complementary sessions. We tackled basic topics through more interactive methods where participants taught each other, such as human rights 101. The topics we worked on as sessions was the “universality of human rights and UDHR”, “migration: where are we now(recent updates)”, “Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law”, “New Era of Human Rights: Social Media and Popular culture”, ““Don’t get political”,

“Too late”: Political Movements for Human Rights”, “Children’s Health and Rights”, and “Healthcare in Danger”. In addition to these we had our SWGs where we tackled “Interregional collaborations”, “SCORP Strategy”, “Mental Health of Youth NGO workers”, “Building Inclusive Social Programs”, “Building Inclusive Medical Curriculum”. In addition to this we had two sessions about activities one being SCORP Fair which we did earlier this GA and other being “From Ideas to Impact” on the last day for members to implement what they learned. Lastly we had session about SCORP’s sustainability and future such as SCORP IT Updates, TO Candidate Debate, Voting Preparations and SCORP Voting. Outcomes - Participants to gain knowledge about actual human rights issues and political manifestations happening around the world - Participants engaged in high level discussions that take a critical look in rather well repeated concepts - Participants discovered new areas of human rights and new methods of activity building. - Participants voted upon SCORP Strategy annex and GoSCORP Regulation proposals which lead to their adoption.


Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDS Facilitators • Iheb Jemel, SCORA Director • Eglė Janušonytė, LRA • Laura Lalucat, SCORA General Assistant • Dario Rosini, SCORA RA for Europe • Jian Feng Sun, SCORA RA for Americas • Stephanie McKelvie, SCORA RA for Asia Pacific • Stephanie Hauser, swimsa Switzerland • Ieva Berankyte, LiMSA Lithuania • Romina Hassid, IFMSA-Quebec • Fatima Rodriguez, IFMSA Guatemala • Rana Gouda, IFMSA Egypt • Razan Othman, Medsin Sudan


In Taiwan, during this August meeting, we continued to ensure that our members get the most by learning from our successful times together in Slovenia, and going even further. This was done through the continuation of theme days, parallel sessions that responded to different levels of experience, but also through the newest theme related living library session in which our Sessions Team and members went personal and deeper and shared how gender affects their own lives. We also had the opportunity to adopt and develop together our SCORA Regulations.



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Regional Sessions During this meeting time, all the delegates from NMOs of the Region met up with their Regional Director to tackle region-specific issues related to Regional Meetings, improving the work in certain areas within their region, and connect more with their fellow members within the region. During this time there were also regional Presidents’ Sessions in parallel with regional Standing Committee Sessions.

Africa Facilitators: • Parth K. Patel - Regional Director for Africa • Alistair Mukondiwa - Development Assistant for Africa 2018/19 • Alaa Dafallah - SCOME Regional Assistant for Africa 2018/19 • Armel Zagre - SCOPE Regional Assistant for Africa • Claude Nsabimana - Development Assistant for Africa 2018/19 • Olayinka Fakorede - NIMSA Nigeria • Catarina Pais Rodrigues - SCOME Director • Teodor Blidaru - Liaison Officer to Students Organization • Saad Chaibi - Vice President for Public Relations & Communications Elect • Tarek Ezzine - Vice President for External Affairs Elect Topics Discussed: The topics covered at the regional sessions were focused on the strategy of the African region and capacity building. With an introduction to IFMSA for all new members, we had a session on the use of social media for NMO marketing. Updates from the regional team were presented which included updates on the progress of the African regional strategy. A session on how to host an SRT was delivered and a short session on Innovate4AMR was conducted. In the second session, sessions on good governance, accountability and effective handover was delivered. Other sessions included financial management and changes to the regional IOGs. A presentation on medical accreditation was delivered along with updates from the ARM2019 host and a presentation on external representation opportunities for the region. Lastly, a debate for the RD candidates was conducted.

Outcomes & Follow up: The findings from the NMO reports will be followed up and tracked for progress. The outcome from the regional sessions lead to adoption of the changes in the regional IOGs. The capacity building regional assistant will be tracking on potential SRT hosts. Next RD and regional team will add a focus point on external representation opportunities. The ARM2019 OC received questions and feedback which they will integrate into their updates.


Americas Facilitators • Gabriela Cipriano - Regional Director for the Americas • María José Jaramillo - Internal Development Assistant for the Americas • Gabriela Macedo - SCOPE Regional Assistant for the Americas • Guillermo Young - SCORP Regional Assistant for the Americas • Jian Feng Sun - SCORA Regional Assistant for the Americas • Javier Asfura - President from IFMSA - Honduras • Ahmed Taha - Vice-President for Finance • Saad Chaibi - Vice-President for publication and public relations elect The topics covered the follow up on the Americas Strategy via the NMO Report and showcasing the recommendations for the next Regional Team to follow up on. Also, the regional initiatives were presented like the Regional Implementation Plan on Human Resources for Health, LEAD Guidelines, NMO Management Webinars and the the theme topic for Americas Heartbeat. The Regional Team went through their Reports and answered questions regarding them. The regional sessions also included the Regional Director Candidate debate in which we had the four candidates given the opportunity to further their ideas for the Region as well as to answer questions from the public.

Other relevant topic that was addressed was the updates on the Americas Regional Meeting. They were updates regarding logistics such as contract with the hotel, session room distribution, transportation, budget and social program. In addition, we had Standing Committee Parallel Sessions in which the RAs and or designated support led them. For Presidents’ Sessions, we had the IOG Changes Proposals and voting. Finally, we gave some final recommendations for NMOs and next term and took the Regional Picture. Outcomes of the session: The findings from the NMO report will be followed up using the statistics and information generated for NMOs to track their progress. The outcomes from the regional initiatives were the adoption of the LEAD guidelines as well as the Regional Implementation Plan for HRH. For the regional team, the majority of reports were adopted by an absolute majority. In regards to the debate, the candidates were given 1 minute to summarize ideas, explain and answer topics relating to their candidatures. For the AmRM20, the OC representatives received questions for clarification and to elaborate more on topics such as the hotel and the dates of the event. Regarding IOGs changes proposals session, most of the suggested changes were accepted and the IOGs now are called Americas Regional Regulations.


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Asia-Pacific Facilitators: • Po-Chin Li (Regional Director for Asia-Pacific) • Saniya Sahasrabudhe (MSAI-India) • Jooyoun Kang (KMSA-Korea) • VIcky Shen (FMS-Taiwan) • Stephanie McKlevie (AMSA-Australia) • Matthieu Pierre (BMSA-Belgium) • Fan-Qi Meng (IFMSA-China) • Maha Rehman (IFMSA-Pakistan) • Nouman Shuja (IFMSA-Pakistan) • Kevin Alvaro Handoko (CIMSA-ISMKIIndonesia) Since we had our regional meeting only one month ago, we mostly went through the outcomes and some pending work in the region for the past year in the two regional sessions in this GA. We also had the Standing Committees and Presidents’ parallel sessions. This GA we have

much more participants in the region, enabling us to conduct a NMO-based active discussions and brainstorming sessions on general issues and development strategies. Besides, we also had a thorough discussion on how we should proceed with the selection of APRM 2020. Outcomes of the session: After the 2 hour dynamic consultation process, we had a different view on how the region will develop itself in the future. There, however, was no valid candidature for Regional Director in this GA. As a result, the current regional team will further establish a recommendation document to the next term and hopefully will assist in their plan of actions. Further plan for APRM 2020 host selection was approved by NMOs. We will have our APRM host elected by mid-September.


Eastern Mediterranean Region Facilitators: Regional Team (Adonis Wazir - RD EMR, Aamr Hammani - GA EMR, Nour Hijazi - GA EMR, Saad Uakkas - EA EMR, Natasha Bouran - SCORE RA EMR, Mohammad Abudiab - SCOPE RA EMR) SCORP-D, Idil Kina Ali Sabti (IFMSA-Iraq), Mohammad Mamdouh (IFMSA-Egypt), Khadiga Elshamarka (IFMSAEgypt), Abdullah Al Khafajy (IFMSA-Iraq), Rana Goda (IFMSA-Egypt), Ali Chinnawi (IFMSAMorocco). We started off with introducing the regional team and the agenda of the regional sessions. We then had a quick Q&A session about the EMR15 reports, after which we had the presentations of the first proposed regional priorities - the Global Health Workforce and Noncommunical Diseases and the Social Determinants of Health. We then split into parallel sessions. In the second session, we discussed the report of the Task Force on the EMR Strategy and the way forward. This was followed by the RD Candidates’ debate, and then updates from the EMR16 hosts, IFMSA-Jo. We then had a session on the region’s external affairs, mainly discussing the MoU with AMEEMR, the AWP with IPSF, and the projects with WONCA. We ended the

session with a plenary for official decisions and adoption of documents.

Outcomes: - EMR Strategy: Indicators to be amended. Regional team will still work towards objectives and report on the progress of the strategy. - RM report was adopted and will be added to archives - Plenary minutes of EMR15 were adopted and will be added to archives - Regulation changes were adopted - 2 regional priorities adopted - AWP with IPSF adopted


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Europe Facilitators • Paulina Birula - Regional Director for Europe • Gita Mihelčič - General Assistant for Europe • Abdulkarim Harakow - General Assistant for Europe • Erwin Vos - Capacity Building Regional Assistant for Europe • Mindaugas Galvosas - SCOME Regional Assistant for Europe • Blanca Paniello Castillo - SCOPH Regional Assistant for Europe • Dario Rosini - SCORA Regional Assistant for Europe • Maria Krayem - SCORP Regional Assistant for Europe • Kinsi Ahmed - SCORP Regional Assistant for Europe • Katja Čič - SCOPH Director • Katerina Dima - Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues We dedicated the first part of the session to networking and teambuilding among members of the Region. Later members could get more familiarised with our Regional Priorities for the next term - Mental Health and Health Workforce. With the support of LME and SCOPH D we heard about IFMSA work in these areas and challenges specific to our Region. We also had the chance to update for the last time about the progress on priorities for current term - Mental Health, Antimicrobial Resistance and Vaccinations. The progress on the European Strategy

and the alignment process had been discussed as well. We conducted debate for RD Europe candidate to help NMOs in making more informed decision. And regional plenary where many decisions concerning the future of the Region were taken. During Standing Committees parallel sessions members had a chance to network and discuss topics they found most important on the regional level. As the conclusion , the Regional Director and Regional Team members shared their experiences from this term and main achievements to help in better understanding of the tasks of each individual. Outcomes of the session you coordinated [max. 100 words]Please also describe how the outcomes will be followed up. We aligned and updated European Regulations, adopted 2 regional policies on Mental Health and Health Workforce, and prolonged European Strategy to follow the IFMSA strategy alignment process. Basing on the regional policies we will develop Regional Policy Plans (RPP) according to the changes made during GA plenary. NMOs also had a chance to provide feedback to current team and suggestions for the next term that will be taken under consideration by the next Regional Director and Regional Team.


Contracts Fair The Contracts Fair hosted representatives of 85 SCOPE and SCORE Active NMO’s in addition to 3 NMO’s as observers. During the Fair we only had Exchange Officers or people representing their NMOs to sign contracts. The NMOs managed to sign their contracts on time, everything went pretty smooth.


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Theme Event The Theme Event of the August Meeting 2019 selected by the Organising Committee was Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Health Care, touching upon two 2018/2019 Global Priorities: Global Health Education and Access to Research & Research Education. International, as well as local, speakers were invited from different fields such as medicine and research but also health technology. The event was spread across two days. Theme Event I tackled the question of “How can technologies bring more sustainability to the world” divided into two parallel sessions on (a) “How can we apply technology to medical education” focusing on existing problems in our current medical education (or clinical training) and bringing forth new solutions in a systematic way and (b) “How to Reduce Health Inequality and Bridge the Educational Disparities between The Rich and The Poor?” focusing on pointing out the status quo and will be sharing their refreshing ideas regarding how we, as medical students, can help to minimize the inequality of education and health through existing or future technologies. Theme Event II tackled the question “How is Technology Shaping Diversity in Healthcare?”. The session provided a platform for medical students to brainstorm how to integrate various technologies into daily practice, thus improve their own communities. Overall, this topic was discussed for the first time in a Theme Event setting and brought forth many thought provoking questions for delegates and speakers alike, leaving space for future discussions - and actions - to evolve.


Rex Crossley Awards and Activities Fair Rex Crossley Awards is a tradition that exists in IFMSA in order to showcase and give attention to the best activities done in the NMOs. Top 9 activities are chosen based on their design, implementation and sustainability to compete for first place at the Rex Crossley Awards. When the activities are chosen, we are also taking into account the regional representation in order to ensure the diversity, something IFMSA is extremely proud of. The activities are evaluated by judges composed of Officials and their International Assistants. This year, the activity that won the first place is Non-Communicable Diseases, from IFMSA-Egypt.

Winners of Rex Crossley Awards: 1st place: Non-Communicable Diseases, IFMSAEgypt 2nd place: SEDUCTION (Sexuality Education for Intellectually Disabled), CIMSA-ISMKA 3rd place: Mental Health Project, AMSAHK-Hong Kong Activities Fair is another traditional event organized in order for NMOs to showcase their activities. These are not necessarily the best activities of the NMOs. They can be new initiatives that they are working on, or creative takes on already addressed topics. We had 90 activities presented at this August Meeting. The activities are evaluated by judges composed of Officials and their International Assistants, and feedback is then provided for the activities. Winners of the Activities Fair: Impact achieved: NORTH (Navigating Ottawa Resources to Improve Health) by CFMS-Canada Creativity of their activity: Bacteria Ciao by Associa-Med Tunisia


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Global Priorities IFMSA has recently adopted the IFMSA Global Priorities, which are a group of health and global related focus areas and overarching concepts that regulates IFMSA’s work internally and externally. During the GA we had parallel side events related to different global priorities, in which the participants not only got the chance to know about specific global priorities but as well to participate in simulations, active discussions and real life scenarios that will help them understand how these global priorities are being tackled in a global and local level and how as medical students they can play an active role in it.

The Survive: Universal Health Coverage Simulation Facilitators: Katja Čič, SCOPH Director 2018/19 Tanya Zebrova, SCOPE Director 2018/19 Idil Kina, SCORP Director 2018/19 Omnia El Omrani, SCOPH Development Assistant 2018/19 Blanca Paniello, SCOPH Regional Assistant for Europe 2018/19 Maria Krayem, SCORP Regional Assistant for Europe 2018/19 Maha Rehman, SCORP Regional Assistant for Asia Pacific 2018/19 Mohamed Osman, MedSIN Sudan Andrei Lazar, FASMR Romania Basheer Almashgari, NAMS Yemen Taur Lillestik, EstMSA Estonia Iulia Livescu, FASMR Romania Refat Uz-Zaman Sajib, BMSS Bangladesh Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, IFMSA-Egypt Johanne Armel Zagre, AEM-Burkina Faso Yoshita Dayaramani, MSAI India Mariona Borrell Arrasa, AECS Catalonia Irene Ocampo, ASCEMCOL Colombia Mohamed El Amine Youcef Ali, Lesouk Algeria Chaitra Dinesh, SfGH United Kingdom Gabriel Ortez, IFMSA-Honduras Anna Paula Estrella, AEMPPI Ecuador

Report: One of IFMSA Global Priorities for the upcoming years is Universal Health Coverage. To answer the two main questions: “What is UHC?” and “How can we bring this idea to our members and generally to the students?” we came up with The Survive! This is a new activity, prepared by the three Standing Committees: SCOPH, SCOPE, and SCORP via role-playing that will take them through simulated realities of too many people around the globe who suffer from inadequate health systems, lack of medicines and health products, financial difficulties and decreased access to healthcare services. The game’s key goal is to introduce the participants to the difficulties people around the world experience in their daily lives concerning health. Through the game participants understand the definition of Universal Health Coverage and its different dimensions, are able to experience the impact and necessity of Universal Health Coverage (or lack thereof), as well as reflect on the whole simulation afterwards.



A United Nations Plenary on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Facilitators: Eglė Janušonytė, Liaison Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Issues including HIV and AIDS term 2018/2019 Laura Lalucat, AECS Catalonia Stephanie McKelvie, AMSA Australia Ieva Berankytė, LiMSA Lithuania Rana Goda, IFMSA Egypt Katerina Dima, Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues Christina Guo, AMSA Australia Report: A large scale simulation on United Nations plenary with gender equity at the centre took place. During the first part of the simulation, the participants were divided into 9 groups with pre-prepared member state or non state

actor profiles and the policy paper that was to be adopted in simulated plenary. Each group had to advocate for their stances with other representatives of other groups in order to get them to support their amendments to the policy, while media representative was collecting information for the press conference. The second part began with a plenary complete with roll calls, where each amendment was discussed and voted upon by the member states, culminating with the vote for adoption of the amended document. The participants benefited from a more profound understanding of the run-of-the-show of a typical plenary as well as the importance of negotiation regarding political decision-making.


WHO Simulation on Environment, Climate Change and Health Facilitators: Katja Čič, SCOPH Director 2018/19 Laura Jung, bvmd Germany Sophie Gepp, bvmd Germany Khadiga Elshamarka, Program Coordinator on Communicable Diseases 2018/19 Tarek Ezzine, Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues 2018/19 Report: A WHO simulation on the topic of climate change and health was performed. In the beginning, the WHO and WHA was introduced to the participants, after that the simulation

started. The different stakeholders were the WHO secretariat, member states, as well as non-state actors (First Solar, Arch Coal, Society of Medical Oncology, IFMSA, GCHA) and media representatives. The matter of discussion was a paragraph on air pollution. Health diplomacy is a complex field which requires strategical decision making and analysis of the different stakeholders. Influencing member states is a necessary task of non-state actors to gain influence, but goals can only be reached with partnerships.



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Is that Action Humanitarian?: Human rights violations within humanitarian settings by (un)expected perpetrators. Facilitators: İdil Kına, SCORP Director, TurkMSIC Turkey Hiba Ghandour, LRP, LeMSIC Lebanon Anouk Nusselder, SCORP Development Assistant, IFMSA-NL Mahmood Al-Hamody, SCORP General Assistant, IFMSA-Egypt Jirka Sykora, NORP IFMSA-CZ Maria Krayem, SCORP RA for Europe, bvmdGermany Kinsi Ahmed, SCORP RA for Europe, NMSA Norway Maha Rehman, SCORP RA for Asia-Pacific, IFMSA-Pakistan Report: A humanitarian setting is when “the normal order” ceases to exist due to the occurrence of anything from a natural disaster, to conflict and

war. In the GP side event we took a critical look in the human rights violations that took place in humanitarian settings As a start we asked our participants to define what’s a humanitarian setting and come up with examples of human rights violations that could occur in humanitarian settings and how the same predisposing condition can cause different violations as well as how the same violations can be outcomes of different factors. Afterwards the participants were introduced to the FAIR approach the Humanitarian Code of Conduct implemented by the ICRC. The participants then got divided into Small Working Groups to analyse the case studies we provided with the previously presented tools.

Building a Quality Health Workforce for an efficient Primary Health Care Facilitators: Catarina Pais Rodrigues, SCOME Director 2018/19 Marouane AMZIL, SCOME General Assistant 2018/19 Silvia Matilda Astefanei, SCOME Development Assistant 2018/19 Abdalla Al-Khafajy, IFMSA-Iraq Ali Channawi, IFMSA-Morocco Hana Kadric, CroMSIC Croatia Lisa Schmitz, bvmd Germany Report: The exercise aimed to raise understanding about the complexity of the health workforce matters

while also promoting discussion on effective measures to address the health workforce crisis. It also intended to promote the importance of a quality healthcare education to the achievement of universal health coverage, particularly in this session of primary health care. Participants were taken through different stations and reflected over the issues health services are faced regarding the health workforce and its education. Afterwards, there was a dynamic to sum up the essential points for building a health workforce suitable to strenghen primary health care.



Meaningful Youth Participation Module Facilitators: Gabriela Cipriano, Regional Director for the Americas 2018-2019 Charlotte O’Leary, Liaison Officer to the World Health Organization Report : The Meaningful Youth Participation Module side event gave the opportunity for participants to explore different ways that young people can meaningfully engage in health issues. The first part of the session showcased youth champions from a number of NMOs from each of the IFMSA Regions, who discussed the inspiring projects they are working on a national level and how through MYP and advocacy they contacted

a joined forces with relevant stakeholders in their countries. This included collaborations with government, WHO Country Offices, and other important partners. Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions. The second part of the session was a small working group session, where participants were able to explore contentious topics in meaningful youth engagement. These included issues of unpaid internships, tokenism and free speech. Participants came up with many solutions on how to address these difficult topics in their own NMOs.


Global Health - Interdisciplinary approach List of facilitators Dr. Janusz Janczukowicz (Head of the Centre for Medical Education and the Chair of the Best Evidence Medical Education Collaborating Centre in Lodz, AMEE), Dr. Salcedo (Taipei Medical University), Giorgia Solda (SISM Italy, SCOPE EDA), Elina Osi (EstMSA Estonia, SCOPE GA), Diogo Cruz (NEO ANEM Portugal, SCOPE ST), Saker Rashid (IFMSA Jo, SCOPE ST), Marc Morgulis (NORE bvmd, SCORE ST), Tanya Zebrova (HCCM Russia, SCOPE D), Yu Lin (IPSF), Teodor Blidaru (FASMR Romania, LOSO) Report: Global Health Education is the main area of work of SCOPE as well as one of IFMSA’s current Global Priorities. At the AM19 the new Global Health Education Policy Statement and the new Global Priorities will be voted. External experts were present at the session to broaden the discussion’s ideas and outcomes.

The main idea of the session was to have the participants discussing different aspects of GHE, such as, but not limited to: - GHE teaching in universities’ courses prof. Salcedo, Marc - GHE teaching in local communities Saker - GHE teaching through electives/ exchanges - Mohammed, Elina - GHE IFMSA external representation Giorgia - How interprofessionalism contributes to GHE - Yu Lin IPSF, Diogo, Teddy - How GH influences medical professionalism - dr Janusz The participants chose two topics to discuss and go to the relative stations. They had around 20 minutes at each of the 3 chosen stations to discuss the topics they were interested in. In the end we had a final debrief and a discussion with the external experts.



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Joint Sessions The Joint Sessions are sessions where standing committees will create thematic sessions together, discussing topics and issues where their two work areas intersect. In this session, we aim to create an environment of interconnectivity, and show that within the Federation, we do not merely work on self-contained areas, but also work together across Standing Committees to tackle the plethora of issues the world is facing right now.

Children and Universal Health Coverage Facilitators: Iulia Livescu, FASMR Romania (SCOPH) Basheer Almashgari, NAMS Yemen (SCOPH) Ana Paula Estrella Saa, AEMPPI Ecuador (SCORP) Maria Krayem, bvmd Germany (SCORP) Topics discussed: In this session SCORP and SCOPH came together, at first get to know the specific rights of children, the challenges to their health they face because of their vulnerability and then to discuss why do we need to dedicate extra time and effort to talk specifically about children when talking about UHC and the obstacles that lay in the road of achieving it. Participants also got to reflect upon the rights of the hospitalized child specifically in order to understand the quality aspect’s importance of UHC especially

when it comes to children’s health. Outcomes of the session: Introducing the participants to some basic knowledge of Universal Health Coverage; Introducing the participants to the history and the declaration of children’s rights; Getting to know the Vulnerabilities to Children’s health that prevent them from accessing Healthcare services; Expanding on the rights of the hospitalized child; Discussing the quality of care for children; Introduce the 4 categories of UHC essential health services then conducting an activity to conclude and clarify the points regarding 16 essential health services.


How to Campaign: build a thematic week Facilitators: Mahmood Al-Hamody, IFMSA Egypt, (SCORP) Yoshita Dayaramani, MSAI India, (SCORP) Ahmed Muntasser (IFMSA-Iraq, SCOPE ST), Diogo Cruz (ANEM Portugal, SCOPE ST) Marouane AMZIL, SCOME General Assistant 2018/19 Kevin Alvaro Handoko (CIMSA-Indonesia, SCORE ST) This joint session was collective effort between all Standing Committees, in which we discussed how to build campaigns from scratch. We explained why campaigns are important and for what purposes do we use them for. We, then explained how to design a campaign, starting from identifying the problem to tackle, to

setting the goals and objectives, what methodologies can be used, and ending with the evaluation and feedback. After that participants had the chance to exercise the knowledge gained and build thematic campaigns on several topics related to our Standing Committees. Objectives: • To explain the importance of campaigns as a tool of advocacy and awareness. • To brief the pax about the flow/ process of campaign building/ design. • Shedding the light on good practices in campaign design in different areas of focus. • Build a common vision of the campaign in the federation


Research in Public Health Facilitators: Blanca Paniello, SCOPH Regional Assistant for Europe 2018/19 (SCOPH) Mohamed Osman, MedSIN Sudan (SCOPH) Refat Uz-Zaman Sajib, BMSS Bangladesh (SCOPH) Marc Margulan (bvmd Germany, SCORE ST) Topics discussed: Public Health Research is a crucial field of science in order to generate knowledge and identify priority problems thus aiming to provide very important information to public health professionals and allowing them to do their jobs more efficiently. Therefore, healthcare professionals need to be aware of the importance of this field in order to create useful programs and projects within the IFMSA using SCOPH and SCORE as a crucial tool. Participants got to learn the aim, dynamics and strategies of Public Health research. Moreover, they invented a program from scratch based on what was exposed. Finally, participants got to know what SCOPH and SCORE have been working on since now. Participants were introduced to the current work that SCORE and SCOPH are doing in the area of Research and Public Health, as well as

the efforts to link these two areas together, bringing forward the topic of Research in Public Health, and how can the IFMSA benefit from such endeavours. Outcomes of the session: Participants were informed about Public Healthfocused Research, as well as what SCORE and SCOPH already have done in the area; Explained Global Action Projects and Public Health Exchanges and their achievements and upcoming plans; Brainstormed on possible areas of collaboration and how this collaboration can improve in the future; Participants worked together in order to create a Public Health project based on research strategies. Afterwards, they presented their programs to all the teams and they gave input to each other; Participants discussed possible collaborations between SCORE and SCOPH in empowering and increasing participation in these Exchange Programs; All the programs presented were up to the implementation.

Black Mirror: Ethics and Exchanges Facilitators: Chaitra Dinesh, SfGH UK (SCOPE ST) Guillermo Young, IFMSA Panama (SCORP) Maha Rehman, IFMSA Pakistan (SCORP) Mariona Borell, AECS Catalonia (SCOPE)


Ethics is a very important topic in medicine and human rights, this is where SCOPE, SCORE and SCORP share their unique sets of knowledge. Ethics, ethical problem solving and ethical dilemmas were discussed. Discussions were done regarding controversial topics such as euthanasia. Later pax exercised their knowledge gained through a really interesting yet mind twisting simulation, black mirror in which we created a story where the participants would face different ethical challenges and dilemmas. Each team had to make decisions and face the different possible outcomes.

Objectives: Participants to: - Be able to identify situations that entail ethical challenges - Identify every aspect that transforms a regular scenario to an ethical challenge - Create possible solutions for these challenges Our learning outcomes were: - Participants to know the basic concepts of Medical Ethics - Participants to know why it is important to follow the concepts of Medical Ethics during Exchanges - Participants to be aware of how to act in sensitive ethical situations


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Climate Change in Medical Curriculum Facilitators: Omnia El Omrani, SCOPH Development Assistant 2018/19 (SCOPH) Laura Jung, bvmd Germany (SCOPH) Taur Lillestik, EstMSA Estonia (SCOPH) Sophie Gepp, bvmd Germany (SCOPH) Alaa Abusufyan, SCOME Regional Assistant for Africa 2018/19 (SCOME) Topics discussed: This session focused on how to include climate change and health in the medical curriculum, the appropriate forms of teaching, how far we are yet and how to advocate for the inclusion of the topic. Despite being such an important topic in global health, climate change is not included in most medical curricula. Medical students, therefore,

have to advocate to raise the importance of the topic. In order to do so, we can learn from each other and other NMOs. Outcomes of the session: Participants understood the importance of the interlinkage between climate change and health in terms of direct and indirect health impacts; Participants stated their concerns on how climate change can be integrated in the curricula and how to approach universities to advocate for this topic; Participants would like to participant in a global survey to give inputs on the lack of climate change integration in the curricula and improve the questions already asked in the NMO report.

Ethics and human rights-based approach in medical research and innovation Facilitators: Anouk Nusselder, IFMSA NL (SCORP) Jirka Sykora, IFMSA Czech (SCORP) Letícia Campos, IFMSA-Brazil (SCORE) Although medical research is most essential to the innovation and sustainability of medicine, it’s risks and ethical implications should always be taken into critical consideration to protect subjects and society to exploitation or unethical practices. In this session, we discussed the dangers of community and individual exploitation in medical research, presented the main ethical principles of clinical research (value; scientific validity; fair subject selection; favourable risk-benefit ratio; independent review; informed consent; respect for enrolled subjects) and discussed their importance and discussed the topic of ‘research in human rights’ as a mean to promote human rights. Last but not least, we highlighted possible manners to apply both a human-rights based approach to research and research in human rights in the daily work of SCORE and SCORP in NMOs.

Objectives and outcomes: • Address importance of Human Rights Based approach in research • Introduce the most important ethical principles in research • Familiarize the participants with basics of research in human rights • Stress the importance of ethical committee in the publication process The outcomes we aimed for participants to receive were: • Basic principles and considerations when designing research • Difference between “human rights in research” and “research in human rights” • Process of approval by ethical committee



Academic Competencies in exchanges Facilitators (include Name and position in the IT/TO or NMO of origin, one of those two) Elina Osi (EstMSA, SCOPE GA) Gabriela Macedo (IFMSA Brazil, SCOPE RA for Americas) Giorgia Soldà (SISM Italy, SCOPE EDA) Lisa (bvmd - SCOME ST) Matilda (SCOME DA) SCOPE and SCOME joined their forces in a session about academic competencies in exchanges. First the 9 steps of academic quality in SCOPE were discussed, then a brief explanation on the CanMEDS competencies was introduced. After that the participants got the SCOPE general

handbook as a reference text and were asked to work on evaluating the SCOPE handbook based on the CanMEDS principles. Outcomes: - Participant know about the concept of Academic Competencies - Participants know why Academic Competencies are important for IFMSA Exchanges and how it can help in gaining Recognition of Exchanges - Participants know how with the help of Academic Competencies we can link IFMSA Exchanges to Medical Education

SRHR of Migrants and Refugees Facilitators: Mohamed El Amine Youcef-Ali, LeSouk Algeria (SCORP) Kinsi Ahmed & İdil Kına, SCORP IT SCORA In this joint session conducted as SCORP and SCORA, double marginalization was our main focus. It was in the form of a simulation course, where the participants had to choose one of four scenarios of people from the LGBTQIA+ community that were obliged to flee their homes and countries seeking asylum elsewhere. The simulation had multiple stations where we discussed first, the obstacles faced by the LGBTQIA+ community within their societies. Then, we dove into SRHR violations that these people encounter thought out their journeys to become refugees and how they now represent a vulnerable population within another vulnerable population which is “Migrants and Refugees”. As a final point, we emphasized on the SRHR struggles in emergency settings and discussed cases, solutions and practices.


Objectives and outcomes • Explain how the topic is addressed globally, and compare SRHR to other basic human rights.. • Identifying the main SRHR and HR related problems faced by refugees globally • Identifying the causes of the SRHR and HR problems. • Discuss about specific cases. • To Introduce the LGBTQIA+ (queer community) to the participants • Explain how sexual and gender identity can be the reason behind seeking asylum • Explain concepts such as Migration and asylum seeking and how is it interlinked with sexual and gender identity. The learning outcomes participants had were: • Basics of SRHR and HR in terms of migrants and refugees. • The complexity of the issue and the double marginalization. • To have a better understanding of LBGTIQIA+ • To have a better understanding LBGTIQ+ in terms of migration.


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Plenary Chairperson Salma M H Abdalla Vice-Chairperson Jessica Shiyang Zhang Plenary Secretary Nour Hijazi Voting Support Person Mennatallah Zohny

Assistant-Secretaries Ali Mohammed AlSabti Beatričė Vileišytė Rajesh Sharma Mohamed Mamdouh Eissa Returning Officers Alžbeta Holotová Wenneke Johanna Elisabeth Splinter

CCC Mohamed Falfoul Yannick Quintus Turdo Salim Mohammed Al-Saffar Basiel Weyers Naci Cem Aydogdu

Plenary Sessions were conducted in August Meeting 2019, by facilitation of the Plenary Team. Present was the entirety of the IFMSA body; as well as present Members of the IFMSA. We had five plenary sessions, which are the formal processes of the General Assemblies, where all major decisions are undertaken by the IFMSA. Motions for each plenary session (regular motions) were gone through during each mornings Presidents’ Sessions; presented by either Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson; and each agenda item for the night’s plenary was also gone through. Procedures were again explained at the plenary itself by the Chairperson, including the usage of the voting system NemoVote. Evaluation meetings were held after each Plenary by the Plenary Team - to solve any issues faced. Close collaboration between the Supervising Council, the Plenary Team, the Executive Board and the Team of Officials ensured that the formal processes of the IFMSA were conducted in an orderly, satisfying and structured manner.


Miscellaneous Sessions Step up your ExRep Step up your Ex Rep is a novel concept, implemented for the first time at the August Meeting 2019. This one-hour block of 7 parallel training sessions specifically dedicated to the external representation skills and knowledge was facilitated by 15 experienced trainers, including members of IFMSA Executive Board or Liaison Officers. The topics of the AM19 session included: • Policy Documents 1.0.1. • Travel Hacker • How to write an application for an external meeting? • How to approach and communicate with externals? • Social media in External Representation • External representation on a national level - how to start? • Panel discussions and public speaking in external representation With a lot of relevant feedback and suggestions, we hope that this concept will become a stable component of our General Assemblies, further improving the ability of medical students to advocate for their priorities externally.


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IFMSA Fringe The second edition of the IFMSA Fringe in AM19 witnessed another example of how art and expression beautifully blend with each other among IFMSA members. 14 performances graced the stage of the Amazing Hall in Taipei, ranging from music to keyboard improvisation to sketch comedy and to, for the first time ever, an incredible drag show. The theme for this IFMSA Fringe was Innovation: think outside of the box! and each performer brought something new to share with everyone. Despite some logistical difficulties, the event was met with great excitement by members and appreciation for each performer who took the time to prepare and courageously stand in front of all GA attendees.


Dominican Republic (ODEM)

Lebanon (LeMSIC)

Saint Lucia

Lithuania (LiMSA)

(IFMSA-Saint Lucia)

Ecuador (AEMPPI)

Luxembourg (ALEM)

Senegal (FNESS)

Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt)

Malawi (MSA)

Serbia (IFMSA-Serbia)

Malaysia (SMMAMS)

Sierra Leone (SLEMSA)

Aruba (IFMSA-Aruba)

El Salvador (IFMSA-El Salvador)

Mali (APS)

Singapore (SiMSA)

Australia (AMSA)

Estonia (EstMSA)

Malta (MMSA)

Slovakia (SloMSA)

Austria (AMSA)

Ethiopia (EMSA)

Mauritania (AFMM)

Slovenia (SloMSIC)

Azerbaijan (AzerMDS)

Finland (FiMSIC)

Mexico (AMMEF-Mexico)

South Africa (SAMSA)

Bangladesh (BMSS)

France (ANEMF)

Montenegro (MoMSIC)

Spain (IFMSA-Spain)

Belgium (BeMSA)

Georgia (GMSA)

Bolivia (IFMSA-Bolivia)

Morocco (IFMSAMorocco)

Sudan (MedSIN)

Germany (bvmd)

Sweden (IFMSA-Sweden)

Bosnia & Herzegovina (BoHeMSA)

Ghana (FGMSA)

Nepal (NMSS)

Switzerland (swimsa)

Greece (HelMSIC)

The Netherlands

Grenada (IFMSAGrenada)


Syrian Arab Republic (SMSA)

Niger (AESS)

Taiwan - China (FMS)

Nigeria (NiMSA)

Tajikistan (TJMSA)

Norway (NMSA)

Albania (ACMS) Algeria (Le Souk) Argentina (IFMSAArgentina) Armenia (AMSP)

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Republic of Srpska (SaMSIC) Brazil (DENEM)

Guatemala (IFMSAGuatemala)

Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil)

Guinea (AEM)

Bulgaria (AMSB)

Haiti (AHEM)

Burkina Faso (AEM) Burundi (ABEM)

Honduras (IFMSAHonduras)

Cameroon (CAMSA)

Hungary (HuMSIRC)

Canada (CFMS)

Iceland (IMSA)

Canada – Québec (IFMSA-Québec)

India (MSAI) Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Paraguay (IFMSAParaguay)

Catalonia - Spain (AECS)

Iran (IMSA)

Peru (IFMSA-Peru)

Turkey – Northern Cyprus (MSANC)

Chile (IFMSA-Chile)

Iraq (IFMSA-Iraq)

Peru (APEMH)

Uganda (FUMSA)

China (IFMSA-China)

Iraq – Kurdistan (IFMSAKurdistan)

Philippines (AMSAPhilippines)

Ukraine (UMSA)

China – Hong Kong (AMSAHK)

Oman (MedSCo)

Thailand (IFMSAThailand)

Palestine (PMSA)

Tanzania (TaMSA)

Pakistan (IFMSAPakistan)

Togo (AEMP)

Panama (IFMSAPanama)

Trinidad and Tobago (TTMSA) Tunisia (Associa-Med) Turkey (TurkMSIC)

United Arab Emirates (EMSS)

Ireland (AMSI)

Poland (IFMSA-Poland)

Colombia (ASCEMCOL)

Israel (FIMS)

Portugal (ANEM)

Costa Rica (ACEM)

Italy (SISM)

Qatar (QMSA)

Croatia (CroMSIC)

Ivory Coast (NOHSS)

Cyprus (CyMSA)

Jamaica (JAMSA)

Republic of Moldova (ASRM)

Czech Republic

Japan (IFMSA-Japan)


Jordan (IFMSA-Jo)

Republic of North Macedonia (MMSA)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (MSA-DRC)

Kazakhstan (KazMSA)

Romania (FASMR)


Kenya (MSAKE)

Denmark (IMCC)

Korea (KMSA)

Russian Federation (HCCM)

Uzbekistan (Phenomenon)

Dominica (IFMSA Commonwealth of Dominica)

Kosovo - Serbia (KOMS)

Russian Federation – Republic of Tatarstan (TaMSA)

Venezuela (FEVESOCEM)

Rwanda (MEDSAR)

Zimbabwe (ZIMSA)

Kuwait (KuMSA) Latvia (LaMSA)

medical students worldwide

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (SfGH) United States of America (AMSA-USA) Uruguay

Yemen (NAMS) Zambia (ZaMSA)

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