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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Second Call for Articles for the MSI34

Second Call for Articles for the MSI34

Summary: Second Call for articles for the MSI #34 Deadline: June 8, 2016 @ 23:59 GMT To: msi@ifmsa.org — Dear IFMSA Family from all over the globe, The second call for our Medical Student International (MSI) #34 is now open for submissions! MSI is our biannual magazine focuses on global
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Updates from PreWHA Day 1

Updates from PreWHA Day 1

I want to say that none of us back in 1951 could have imagined that our initiative would stand the test of time to become a natural part of environment of medical students all over the world. Those were the words of Prof. Erik Holst, founding president of the IFMSA. His words are still resonating
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