What is IFMSA-Spain?
IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) is one of the biggest student organizations in the World. Founded in Copenhaguen in 1951, it aims to encourage cooperation between medical students worldwide by:
· Being a forum for discussion between medical students on topics related to health, education and medicine; and after the debate, establish a positionment and develop activities in consequence.
· Promoting humanitarian and ethical ideals amongst medical students.
· Serving as a platform for the development of clinical and research exchanges as well as projects run by medical students.
· Being the instrument to establish contacts and cooperation with other national and international organisations.
Nowadays, The International Federation of Medical Students’ Association has a broad representation of approximately one million members and over 1200 medical faculties in 98 member countries and working in close relation with medical students’ associations from all over the globe. IFMSA is recognized by both the United Nations and the World Health Organisation as the international forum for Medical Students. Its activities include 7,500 student exchanges a year and an incredible wealth of student-led projects which fall into four main fields of interest: medical education, public health, refugees and conflict prevention and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS.