Memo Grant 2020

Hailing from Mexico, Guillermo “Memo” Martinez Bustamante served as IFMSA Secretary-General from 2003-2004. A compassionate physician, dedicated father, and husband, and well-loved friend and colleague, Guillermo served as staff urologist at the Izola Hospital in Slovenia, where he lived with his wife, Dr. Masa Sukunda (also formerly of IFMSA) and his two children. Despite his busy professional and family life, Memo continued as well to serve various educational and global health endeavors, including serving on the Young Urologist Board of the European Association of Urology. 

He was, too tragically soon, taken from the global medical community in August 2016 at the hands of one of his patients in a despicable act of workplace violence. In his memory, a group of Guillermo’s friends, many of them former IFMSA officers, created a Memorial Award in his name as a way to honor him at the heart of the Federation.

The broad objective of the Award is to recognize outstanding activities undertaken by IFMSA members. One award, 300 euros, will be presented to an impactful activity conducted by an IFMSA NMO, which is also successfully enrolled and reported with IFSAM Programs.

Should you have any additional questions or want to know more about the process feel free to approach us or email Vice-President for Activities at [email protected]. Ensure, member safety, stay safe and indoors as much as possible, and follow the local and national guidelines related to social distancing when conducting and reporting activities. To know more about Programs and COVID-19 feel free to email at [email protected]

How to Apply ?

Step One for the Application:

Make sure your activity is enrolled or fill the Activity Report before 15th June 2020, 23:59 GMT

Step two for the Application:

Fill the Application form (Candidature form + Motivation Letter). Send the completed application form to [email protected], before 30th June 2020, 23:59 GMT, with the subject of the email as : [Memo] – Name of the Activity – NMO.

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