In the past few years IFMSA has consolidated its advocacy efforts, since it acknowledges that advocacy and medicine are inseparably intertwined. Discussions at international conferences and reports by eminent organizations have highlighted the ever-increasing need for physicians to be well equipped with advocacy skills. Despite this, medical curricula are generally poor at preparing future doctors in this area. This is why IFMSA is taking the lead.
IFMSA's Policy Documents
It is important to underline that the policies of the Federation are defined by its national members, according to IFMSA democratic and participative principles We use policy statements adopted and revised by national member organizations during our General Assemblies as the official position in different health matters. Our policies come from our roots.
You may find on this page several statements made on behalf of medical students worldwide in the most recent high-level meetings where the Federation was represented.
IFMSA is proud of its cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders such as UN bodies, NGOs and youth organizations. By supporting IFMSA our institutional partners contribute to developing our activities and projects, exchanging knowledge and experience, and supporting medical students in acquiring leadership skills.