International Federation of Medical Students’Associations (IFMSA)

General Information
In its 59th year, IFMSA is continuing to be one of the largest and most important student organizations that brings together over 1.2 million medical students from 97 National Member Organizations worldwide.

Medical students from more than a thousand Universities give back to their communities by implementing projects in the field of public health, reproductive health and human rights. Special attention is being given to the support of our fellow colleagues by responding to their needs in regards to medical education. This also includes the largest student-run exchange program in the world - with more than 11.000 medical students annually getting a chance to experience practices in curative medicine or medical research in a different health system from the one in their country.

Focus Areas
Medical Education, Reproductive health including AIDS, human Rights and Peace, Public Health, Professional Exchange, Research Exchange.

Main Activities
Exchanges, workshops, conferences, trainings, (awareness) campaigns, peer education projects, recruitment projects, and many other projects in the above listed focus areas.

Contact Information
Adress: IFMSA International Office c/o Academic Medical Center, K0-217, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)20 5668470
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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