Over the past decades, IFMSA has realized a fair number of special achievements, which have marked the development and continuous growth of the Federation. Below, you can find some of the most recent ones.
IFMSA Exchanges Program, which includes 4-week professional and research exchanges, have been endorsed by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME), World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), the Federation of European Neuroscience societies (FENS) and the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), recognizing the academic quality and the professional organisation of our program.
IFMSA has received, for two UNESCO Participation Program in a row (2012-2013 and 2014-2015), financial support to organize capacity building activities around the world, mainly in the field of sexual and reproductive health and youth leadership in Africa. In the early 2000s, IFMSA also received a substantial grant to develop the leadership training program.
For four years now, IFMSA has run a 3-day youth-oriented capacity building event in global health advocacy, governance and diplomacy prior to the annual World Health Assembly. Each edition has welcomed over forty students from various fields, including health, law, politics and economics.
Over the past decades, IFMSA has been able to secure internships for medical students in various United Nations Institutions, such as the World Health Organisation. Those fruitful partnerships have enable generations of medical students to receive training in the highest governance bodies, and to understand better the global health political landscape.
Each year, IFMSA organizes two general assemblies and five regional meetings, which welcome over 3000 medical students. Those meetings give future leaders an inspiring space to meet, discuss and exchanges brilliant ideas and projects.