The International federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA),founded in 1951, is one of the oldest and biggest students administrated organization worldwide. It represents, connect and participate everyday whit medical students from 135 NMOs in 125 countries around the world.
Its work is divided in 4 main areas regarding global health: Public health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical education and human rights and peace. each year, more that 13.000 clinical and research exchange programs are organized for the student to explore medical innovation, medical attention systems provision of medical care in different settings.
IFMSA joint people in order to exchange, discuss and develop projects for creating a healthier world. Train their members in order to give them tools and skills to be health leaders. Advocate for the pressing problems that matter to us in order to shape the world that we want. With this; our projects, our campaigns and our activities have positive impacts in future physicians, the communities they serve, health systems worldwide as students and, finally, as doctors.
Americas Regional Meeting(AmRM)
The regional assables, are events that gather medical students from IFMSA in different regions of the world, in our case the Americas. Generally the Regional Meeting are held every year in january and in that one the NMOs vote for the host of the next RM.
This last 6 days and they are different ways of participation, all who attend to the event, they go as ASCEMCOL´s delegates in representation of our NMO and have the possibility of participate in sessions of the different committees, the would attempt to their committees session every day but they are also joint sessions with different committees talking about important topics for our region; in the other side the participation can be by trainings planned by the RA of each committee and their session team, this are focussed on the americas priorities.
In the Regional Meetings there are other important moments wich are the Exchange Fair, the Activities fair and the Poster Fair, in the first one each delegations is incharge of showing their NMO and country through the culture, exchanges, diversity and many other aspects; the second and third are fairs that show the activities that our different committees have been doing in the actual term shown through exposicions and posters.
Finally each delegate can participate in the plenaries which have conferences and diverse activities of the central topic of the Regional Meeting established by the organizing committee in their postulation.
In the other side, they are the Pre-RM and Post-RM. The Pre regional meeting is a 3 days event that offer us Trainings stated by the different NMOs, the international team and the regional team from IFMSA, based on regional priorities, from this event you can be certified as IFMSA trainer depending the workshop you participate in. the Post-RM is a social plan organized by the OC that changes every year.
This is the biggest IFMSA event in the world, its developed twice per year, one in march and the other one in august, in this ones they look forward to empower medical students that participate in the different committees to protect and defend each one of their focused areas, learnings and disciplines. In this ones they choose the positions for the next team, both international and regional.
GA March Meeting(MM)
The march meeting is one of the two international events of the IFMSA, is carried out in march and has a similar structure as the AmRM, their main difference is that this event count with people from all around the world. In the plenaries, topics of international interest are discussed and are more extensive, they are also regional sessions, trainings between others. This one also counts with committees sessions every day as with a Pre and Post event.
GA August Meeting(AM)
The August meeting is one of the two international events of the IFMSA, is carried out in August and has a similar structure as the AmRM, its main difference is that this event count with people from all around the world. In the plenaries, topics of international interest are discussed and are more extensive, they are also regional sessions and the contract fair where the contracts of the next exchange season are signed. This one also counts with committees sessions every day as with a Pre and Post event.