IFMSA has a number of Policy Documents which represent the official stances and call to action of IFMSA. These documents are the foundation of IFMSA’s external work because they represent the official democratically adopted position of IFMSA, and without them, we would not be able to responsibly share our opinions on all global health issues. IFMSA’s Team of Officials, as well as official delegations to various events, represent and share our opinions based on these policies.
Policy documents are approved by the plenary during the IFMSA General Assembly in March and in August. They are valid for a period of three years or until their renewal. It is important to underline that the policies of the Federation are defined by its national members, according to IFMSA democratic and participative principles. Therefore, it is crucially important to involve NMOs and medical students in all stages of IFMSA policy – their creation, implementation, and evaluation.