Students’ Toolkit on Social Accountability in Medical Schools
Medical students are the future of healthcare locally and globally. They should have a vested interest in receiving an education that will best prepare them to meet the future needs of the society in which they work. Social Accountability (SA) in medical education is becoming increasingly prominent in evaluating medical school performance and education quality. This toolkit aims to provide you with a brief introduction of what SA is, what its core principles are, and how you, as a student, can apply several of the existing tools for your own school to really make a difference.
The development of the Students’ Toolkit on Social Accountability of Medical Schools was a collaboration between the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and the Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet).
What is Social Accountability?
Download the full Toolkit
How can you ensure social accountability at the local levels?
Click the image above to download the quick assessment sheet, which would allow to know the Social Accountability score of your medical school or medical students’ association.
Get the PPT
Click the image above to download your copy of the Social Accountability PowerPoint presentation that will compliment your training session.
Social Media Campaign
Click the image above to download specially-designed infographics that will help you to lead a social media campaign about Social Accountability, targeting the local population.
Assessment Form PPT
Click the image above to download the Assessment Form PPT, which will explain to you how you can use the Social Accountability Assessment Form properly and effectively.
Lobby with your medical school
Click the image above to download a template letter to send to your medical school administration to get them on board with your activities.
Click the image above to download the student declaration adopted during the World Summit on Social Accountability 2017.
Give a Training
Click the image above to download the Trainer’s Handout, which will allow you to plan and deliver a training session on Social Accountability to your peers.
Lobby with your association
Click the image above to download a template letter to send to your medical students’ association to get them on board with your activities.
About the Authors/Contributors
IFMSA Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues 2014-2016
Medical Student, Tunisia
Medical Student, Switzerland
Medical Student, Portugal
Medical Student, Canada
THEnet Program Manager;
Academic, James Cook University, Australia
AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award
IFMSA is proud to have received the AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award in 2017 for its work in this area, globally and locally. Find more information on IFMSAs work on Social Accountability through this link.
If you would like to learn more on the topic of Social Accountability of Medical Schools, or if you have any question or comment for us, feel free to get in touch with our Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues (LME) via email at [email protected].