For over 60 years, IFMSA has been run for and by medical students on a voluntary basis. IFMSA envisions a world in which all medical students unite for global health and are equipped with the resources, skills and knowledge to take on health leadership roles locally and globally, so that we can shape the healthy and sustainable future we want. Numerous projects, campaigns, conferences and workshops are organized across member countries in the field of public health, sexual and reproductive health, medical education, and human rights and peace.
Training is the backbone of the IFMSA: it is the tool with which we exchange our experiences, acquire skills and develop knowledge in our organization.
Throughout the year, IFMSA hosts and overviews the organization of several meetings. Most of them are open to medical students, members of one of our national member organizations (NMOs). Others, such as IFMSA workshops, are often open to any students – in the health fields like in economics, law, politics, etc.