The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations
An independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students' associations throughout the world. IFMSA represents National Member Organizations from more than 90 countries on six continents, representing more than 1.2 million medical students worldwide. The IFMSA was founded in May 1951 and is run for and by medical students on a non-profit basis. It is officially recognized as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) within the United Nations' and recognized by the World Health Organization as the International Forum for medical students. It exists to serve medical students all over the world.
The Medical Students' International Network-Sudan
The official body that gathers the Sudanese medical students, organizes their activities and represents them nationally and internationally. MedSIN-Sudan is recognized as the National Member Organization (NMO) for Sudanese medical students, in the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA), and it is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Humanitarian Aids Commission (HAC). In 1967 SMSA (Sudanese Medical Students’ Association) became full members of the IFMSA. The name of SMSA was changed in 2003 to MedSIN-Sudan (Medical Students International Network-Sudan). MedSIN-Sudan is a group of motivated medical students active in curriculum issues, community projects, advocacy, lobbying, policy making, publications, international exchanges, campaigns and conferences. Through this they educate themselves and others about global health issues. MedSIN-Sudan’s students are the healthcare leaders of tomorrow, a new generation of doctors who are informed and equipped with the skills to work in the ever-changing world.
The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations Netherlands
The IFMSA was founded in May 1951 as a Dutch charity organization, at that moment known as the ‘Dutch Medical Students’ Association’ (DMSA). Since that time the DMSA has been the subject of many transformations. In 1980 the association was officially established and registered under the name Netherlands Medical Students International Committee (NeMSIC). Around 1990 this name was changed to IFMSA-NL, the name under which the organization is currently operating. Around this time IFMSA-NL also joined the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA). This association was set up in 1991 with the objective to bring European medical students closer together through the organization of international meetings, congresses, exchange projects and discussions regarding topics relevant to european and international health care. IFMSA-NL aims to raise awareness among Dutch students regarding topics relevant to both Dutch and International health care. Its main objective is to unite medical students and educate them to become culturally and socially skilled doctors aware of international health issues and motivated to positively influence both local and global health.
The Segretariato Italiano Studenti in Medicina
Founded officially in 1970 and is member of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Association).Currently there are around 5000 members in SISM with Local Committees in 37 Italian Universities, where it has been present since 1944. This makes SISM one of the biggest and oldest University Students Association in Italy. It is an association run by medical students, for medical students, on a non-profit basis. Our main goal is to offer to future physicians an introduction to global health. The core of our activities are Professional and Research Exchange, essential to develop culturally sensitive medical students that reflect on health inequalities and different health systems worldwide. Through our programs and opportunities students have the chance to expand their knowledge of Public Health, Human Rights and Peace, Medical Education, Reproductive diseases and related topics, encouraging the formation of professional and social networks abroad. The world beyond the walls of our university is the stage where we will take our first hesitating steps as doctors. Our main goal is to improve our medical curricula focusing also on topics that are not always included in the academic ones in order to become better future doctors, both from the human and professional point of view.