Traditionally, March is the time for representatives of International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to meet again. More than 1000 medical students from all around the world join together to discuss actual problems and new projects’ development, propose an amendment to present rules and strengthen international relations between countries.
The IFMSA 66th March Meeting General Assembly took place in the beautiful city of Budva, on the Montenegrin coast, from the 2nd till the 8th of March, 2017. TaMSA delegation (Tatarstan Medical Students Association) included the following students of KSMU: Mukhametshina Ellina, Gaisina Aida, Nizamova Ilseiar, Khairullina Alina, Kuznetsova Anastasia, Gabdulkhaev Ramil, Vaiman Anna and Firsova Ksenia. Delegates of KSMU sat on such committees as Standing Committee on Research Exchange, Standing Committee on Professional Exchange, Standing Committee on Public Health and Standing Committee on Medical Education. They took active part in discussions and solution of local and general matters of IFMSA.
On everyday meetings students were talking over up to date topics, relating to the refinement of educational side of exchanges, problems of introduction to the educational exchange program, the ways of obtaining governmental support by local committees, increasing students’ interest to researches, development of united administration for sharing of experience continuity of exchange officers. A plenty of internationally important questions were risen by the committees SCOPH and SCOME, among them were projects development on combating HIV pandemic, death resulting from Non-Communicable Diseases control, donorship popularization, well-timed Cancer diagnosis and others.
Lectures and trainings gave a great opportunity to all participants to learn something new, communicate face to face with IFMSA representatives from other countries, compare systems of medical education and healthcare, discover differences and likenesses, find one’s inspiration and work out connections in international medical society.
Every day ended with debates on plenary sessions, nominations for the higher positions in Federation and discussions about the place of next General Assembly. On the exchange fair our delegates presented Tatarstan at top level, answered a plenty of questions about summer internship in Kazan on the base of KSMU and local clinical hospitals, about our culture and traditions. Also delegates exchanged official invitations for students, who will undertake internship this summer.
The IFMSA 66th March Meeting General Assembly became another break forward for TaMSA and all the participants of International Federation of Medical Students Associations in KSMU!