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 124 national members organizations in 116 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


124 NMOs in 5 Regions


1.3 million students

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IFMSA, Healthy Energy and Climate at COP21

IFMSA, Healthy Energy and Climate at COP21

IFMSA is glad to officially support the side-event at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP21), organized by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the French National Medical Association-Conseil National de l’Ordre des Medecins (CNOM) that will take place on the 4th of December in
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Stop the violence. Protect health care.

Stop the violence. Protect health care.

In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. These incidents are taking place in countries with fragile health-care systems that are already
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World Antibiotic Awareness Week is Here!

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is Here!

In 1910, Paul Ehrlich synthesized the first antimicrobial agent in the world, Salvarsan, a remedy for syphilis. In 1935, Gerhard Domagk synthesized sulfonamides. Both drugs proved to be unsafe. In 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin that started to be used in 1940. It was the magical
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