Who we are?

The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the worlds oldest and largest student-run organizations. It represents, connects and engages every day with a inspiring and engaging network of 1.3 million medical students from 127 national members organizations in 119 countries around the globe.

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What We Do?

IFMSA brings people together to exchange, discuss and initiate projects to create a healthier world. It gives its members the skills and resources to be health leaders. It advocates for pressing issues that matter to shape the world we want. And it does deliver: our projects, our campaigns and our activities positively impact the physicians-to be and the communities they serve.

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Founded in May 1951


127 NMOs in 5 Regions


1.3 million students

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Applications to Attend the OpenCon 2016 is Now Open!

Applications to Attend the OpenCon 2016 is Now Open!

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Refugees and Mental Health

Refugees and Mental Health

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