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.


Latest News

  • New website: Medicines Law & Policy

    careThe new website Medicines Law & Policy, launched recently by leading specialists on access to medicines and intellectual property law, provides policy and legal analysis, best practice models and other information that can be used by governments, non-governmental organisations, product development initiatives, funding agencies, UN agencies and others working to ensure the availability of effective, safe and affordable medicines for all.

  • ICN Health and Human Rights Award for Japanese leprosy ambassador

    thumbs upThe International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. The award was presented in recognition of Sasakawa's contribution to the fight against leprosy and leprosy-related discrimination, and his achievements in the field of health and human rights.