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Summer exchange students 2015

Are you coming to Stockholm this summer?!

IFMSA Stockholm is right now super stoked to receive 41 (!) awesome medical students from all over the world for this summer’s IFMSA exchange period!

Our LEOs Martin Balsvik and Louise Forlin, one of our LOREs Shervin Khosousi, and our Local President Gustaf Drevin are responsible for your stay in Stockholm, and we have been planning for months to make this stay the best possible. Our second LORE, Biying Huang, could unfortunately not be in the city during the summer, but her work in arranging your research placements has been extraordinary.

Martin is responsible for the Social Program this year together with Shervin, and they have been planning your stay here for months! Louise and Gustaf will also help to arrange your stay, together with a big and great team of Contact Persons that we hope will not only be your contacts in Stockholm but also be your friends even after you leave Sweden.

Apart from us being your guides, dinner friends, swimming partners, and game referees, we will also be there to, first and foremost, answer any questions regarding you professional stay in the city. Martin and Shervin e-mailed you a contact the other day, there you find our contact details and shorter descriptions of ourselves.

Welcome to Stockholm, fellow IFMSA:ers!

/The Stockholm exchange team 2015

Photo legend: Some photos of the contact persons’ group from the preparation meeting on July 6. LEOs Martin Balsvik and Louise Forling and LORE Shervin Khosousi marked with names. Photos: IFMSA Stockholm

Scorp Camp seeking sponsors and Meal Coordinator


Scorp-Camp looking matfadder!

Are you the person who gets stuck in the kitchen at the party? That puts an honor to invite home to dinner? Then you have the chance to invite the whole world on a five-day celebration of summer!

SCORP Camp is looking for a food sponsor for the conference that will attract 80 human rights activists and medical students to Barnens Ö 23-28 August. We are already 25 people working on the conference and you can jump right into the world's coziest gang.

As a food sponsor, you plan dishes in advance and coordinate a team, to make sure we all get food at set times. To help you, in addition to us in the organizing group, you have a bunch of happy volunteers.

Search last 30 June (at 23.59).

For further information, contact Hana and Anna at [email protected]


SCORP Camp is looking for sponsors

We are currently looking for happy and pleasant sponsors for this summer's most fun event.

What is SCORP Camp?

A conference that will attract 80 human rights activists and medical students from all corners of the world to Barnens Ö where we will discuss for five days, share experiences and knowledge about human rights and healthcare.

What are you expected to do as a volunteer at SCORP Camp?

Tasks can involve everything from cooking and baking coffee bread to directing fireball games, make sure the sauna is running, assist where needed or simply hang out with people from all over the world. The day is divided into three shifts and you work a maximum of one shift per day, then you have free time and can participate in all activities that are organized. We would like you to be able to be with the entire period, but if you can not and still want to help specify the date in your application.

What do you get?

A unique opportunity to meet students from all corners of the world. If you can not afford or time to travel the world, then take the opportunity to be part of when we gather the world in Stockholm. Accommodation and food are offered, and a day of sightseeing in Stockholm.

Time and place

SCORP Camp will take place 23-28 August on Barnens Ö in the Stockholm archipelago.

Post-SCORP Camp is also looking for sponsors!

What is post-SCORP?

Under three intensive comes a smaller proportion (that 35) of the participants to enjoy Stockholm for three days. This means everything from visiting the ‘Ice Bar’ to strolling among Skansen's sights!

What is expected of you as a sponsor during Post-SCORP?

Commitment! Then students from all corners of the world (Oh well, in almost all cases) have come to Stockholm, we who are responsible will ensure that they have an unforgettable experience. This is done by arranging fun activities, but also treat ourselves and make sure all participants are happy. Here it is required as a sponsor to be able to stand up and really make sure to get a proper group dynamic and socialize with everyone.

Well, some concrete help will also be required. This includes everything from helping with breakfast early in the morning to guiding the group through all of Stockholm's adventures. But again, while the concrete is of course important to implement, so we are looking for sponsors who are willing to do the little extra for those who come to Stockholm. And thus get back at least as much from the participants!

What do you get?

If you find it rewarding to hang out with committed people who are passionate about human rights have found just the right! Namely, you will under easy conditions be able to make contacts with people who work with the big issues in their respective countries. This is something unique and will definitely give you perspective on life. Last but not least, you will have three exciting days in Stockholm that will undoubtedly give you unforgettable memories.

Time and place

Post-SCORP Camp will take place 28-30 August in Stockholm.


Sounds exciting and you want to join?

Then fill in this application and we will contact you afterwards.



World Health Assembly med IFMSA, 18 – 26 May 2015



Our future profession as a caregiver often revolves around illnesses, focusing on investigating, diagnose and treat patients. We follow guidelines and try to work evidence-based. Health is something that we as future caregivers sometimes overlook, as the diseases often become central. But what really is health? According to the World Health Organization (WHO) health is defined as “… a state of complete physically, mental and social well-being and not just the absence of illness or disabilities ", a definition that has not been changed since 1948. The National Public Health Committee in Sweden defines, among other things. health promotion work that: “… the process that allows people to increase control over their health and promote it”.

To achieve health, as a health care provider, we need to have a broad knowledge base of the factors that affect human health, from individual level up to an organizational and structural level. Physical education gives us theoretical and practical knowledge at the individual level, in the form of healing patient contact. However, information on structures and global health issues is sparse. IFMSA is a network of over one million medical students in 119 countries, who works with. global health issues. For over 60 This year, IFMSA has been in close contact with WHO, UNHCR and other UN agencies, by. have trainees in place in Geneva and by having participants in place during major conferences.

WHO has a meeting every year, World Health Assembly (WHA), where all major decisions for the organization are made. During the World Health Assembly, IFMSA's members were represented by an international delegation, at approx 30 dedicated people, chosen to express the health priorities of young people around the world. I had the honor of being part of this delegation and with the help of the Palm Scholarship I was also able to fund this meeting. The delegation met in Geneva a week before the WHA, under Pre­WHA (13May 18), where preparatory work for WHA took place.

Purpose of PreWorld Health Assembly (Pre­WHA) is to train and strengthen the future leaders in health, through increased knowledge and understanding of global health issues. Further, Pre-WHA aims to develop a common strategy for young people's participation in the World Health Assembly, by creating a clear plan of action. PreWHA also promoted interprofessional collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to global health. This is done by young people from different occupational categories, including medicine, Public health, law and economics met to discuss four main themes during PreWHA: children and adolescent health; health care system; climate change; non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and antimicrobial resistance. Workshops were also offered in opinion formation and leadership in global health governance and diplomacy. Furthermore, there were partners, who contributed with great knowledge and help. These partners were among others. The World Medical Association, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Geneva och The Global Health Workforce Alliance.

During the WHA, our delegation was very active. We participated, among others. under sidoevenemang, plenum,met delegations from around the world to discuss our focus areas.

A brief description of what IFMSA did on site:

Two political briefs were created by IFMSA and distributed to the delegates:

  1. Climate change and health
  2. Children and adolescent health

The delegation participated in a number of side events organized under the WHA, where we got to ask questions and hear experts tell about things like. polio, climate, fistula problem, rheumatic heart disease, NCDs, childhood cancer, etc.

IFMSA spoke in plenary under the following items on the agenda:

  • Point 13.4: Follow - up of 2014 years meeting in the UN: s General Assembly, whose aim was to undertake a comprehensive review and evaluation of the progress made in preventive purposes and the control of non-communicable diseases
  • Point 14.2: Health in the Post2015 agenda
  • Point 14.6: Health and environment: to manage the health effects of air pollution
  • Point 15.1: Antibiotic resistance
  • Point 16.1: 2014 Ebola virus outbreak and follow-up to the Ebola meeting
  • Point 17.2: WHO: s Global Code of Conduct for International Recruitment of Healthcare Personnel
  • Point 25: Cooperation within the UN system and with other intergovernmental organizations

All statements can be found in the following link: www.issuu.com/ifmsa.

A number of health ministers thanked IFMSA for our proactive work during the Ebola outbreak, and the initiatives they have led in the affected communities. The Kick Ebola Out campaign organized by our members from Sierra Leone and Guinea is one of the best examples of how medical students can engage the public through health education and awareness programs and support the WHO Emergency Workforce. “Medical students are the next generation” and ”I thank medical students for reminding us that health isn’t strong enough yet in climate agreements. Recalling the first draft of Rio+20 Agreement, health was very anemic. Thanks to your efforts & of othet NGOs, helath is now prominent n sustainable development goals.” ­ Margret Chan, General, World Health Organization.

IFMSA's participation in WHA is a testament to young people's ability to participate in and influence decisions made on global health issues. However, we must not forget the fantastic impact work that we at IFMSASweden do at home locally and nationally. Remember that we as young people can make a difference already today. Let's create a new generation of healthcare professionals together, whose voices are heard in small and large arenas. Here we go!


Hana Awil

IFMSA-Sweden Chairman (2014). SCORP Regional Assistant for Europe (2015).

Another chance to look at this summer's General Assembly!

Regular deadline has already passed, this is a call for the two remaining places because of changes in the original delegation.

General Assembly (GA) IFMSAs is the largest international meeting forum. This is where participants from around 100 countries over 6 days to be kicked around, inspired and socialize. The next meeting will be held in Macedonia 3-9 August. Obviously, Sweden on site!


We like our members and urge you to seek, new and old, regardless of previous experience. The applications will be examined by the head of delegation with the help of a nomination committee, the lack of space are ranked applications including for previous commitment and personal goals of the meeting. To this General Assembly, the Nomination Committee places extra emphasis on an even distribution of union representatives. They will also give an extra plus on the edge to you who want to train yourself as a trainer by joining a Training New Trainer- or a Traning Old Traniner training in connection with the meeting.


On the GA working representatives of our working groups to improve their projects and spread them to new countries. Major decisions affecting the entire federation are made and next year's Team of Officials is elected. In connection with the meeting theme, not yet released, is also held lectures and other fun happenings. All this mixed up with the social program consisting of unbeatable celebrations (guaranteed multicultural elements) and opportunities to get to know people from all over the world.

Charge: You are responsible for the meeting fee. IFMSA-Sweden will sponsor parts of selected delegates' fees, according to the Nomination Committee's ranking. Travel to / from Macedonia is paid for by the delegate himself.

If you apply by filling in this application last 6/6 at 23:59!

For questions about GA and international involvement, contact VPE @ ifmsa.se

Board IFMSA-Scania 28:May


Then it pulled up to the meeting of IFMSA-Skåne where we'll summarize the past semester and plan the autumn activities – all curious members are of course welcome to attend and speak!

28/5, 18:00, Sölvegatan 19, BMC:s studentcentrum, rum 1008.

IFMSA-Sweden's national holiday VT 2015 – Malmo


The 8-10 In May, about 80 IFMSAs gathered:are under Malmö's sunshine to socialize, exchange ideas and seek inspiration from invited lecturers. A very interesting weekend with i.a.. Åsa Molde from the Red Cross on site, and was nicely topped off with the locals' interpretations of the 20th century's different fashion ideas during the traditional sitting!

Engage your in IFMSA exchanges in Uppsala

Through the exchange part of IFMSA, it is possible to go on exchange to all corners of the world. The exchanges usually take place during 2-4 weeks in the summer and there are both clinical, preclinical and research exchanges. More details can be found at www.ifmsa.se/utbyte.

You can also get involved locally in the exchange group, which is a fun way to increase your chances of going on your own exchange. (see below).

Get involved in Uppsala's exchange group!

Every summer, a number of students from all corners of the world come to Uppsala to practice at the University Hospital for four weeks.. This means a fantastic opportunity for you to socialize, get to know and make contacts with medical students around the world.

There are two easy ways for you to participate in the business:

As a Sponsor

As a sponsor, you are involved and ensure that the exchange students have a wonderful free time here in Uppsala, in addition to the practice they have during the day. The main goal is for the exchange students to have a chance to get to know and have fun with Uppsala students and vice versa.

The person or persons who are Local Exchange Officers (LEO = exchange manager - see below) puts together a social program with a few activities a week on evenings / weekends. It can e.g.. be dinner at nation, crayfish party, bathing excursion, game night and a lot of other fun and as a sponsor you just have to participate.

You also do not have sole responsibility for a student, but all activities take place together with the other exchange students, the sponsors and LEO. It is fine to combine sponsorship with a full-time summer job, you participate in as many activities as you can and want. You can join for all four weeks or just for one evening. The accommodation for the students is also arranged by LEO.

Being a sponsor is an excellent way to start your involvement in the exchange part of IFMSA. It provides an insight into the business and is a good foundation (but not a must) if, for example, you would like to become a LEO. It is also an advantage if you yourself want to go on an exchange. Above all, it is very fun, if you have been with one summer, you want to continue the rest of the education!

Become an Exchange Manager - Local Exchange Officer (LEO)

The post as LEO can be held by one or shared by two people and involves arranging the practical details before the exchange. This is about e.g.. about arranging internships at the hospital, housing and best of all put together a social program with fun activities to do together with the exchange students and sponsors.

You also get good contact with the exchange students even before they come here because you act as a contact person and give answers to their questions about everything from Sweden's weather to what it is for "dress code" that applies at the hospital. As a LEO, you are also prioritized at the top of the list to go on your own exchange.

LEO means a board position in IFMSA and therefore gives you the opportunity to influence, to gain insight into the other parts of IFMSA and get in touch with the elderly- and junior courses from various semesters on the board.

Warm welcome!

Do not hesitate to contact the current LEO at the address [email protected] if any of this sounds interesting, if you want to sign up as a sponsor or if you have any questions.

Welcome to IFMSA-North


Formerly known as the IFMSA-Umeå but with the introduction of the regionalized medical education 17 January 2007 The organization changed its name to IFMSA-North to also include the other study centers.

Medicine Program has been at Umeå University since 1957. What from the beginning distinguished university in Umeå was the students' lively engagement in the political and humanitarian issues. Hit searched students who wanted to get away from the tradition-bound Uppsala - young people more interested in the world well than personal gain.

Today, Umeå is a city with wide doors and low thresholds. It is easy to meet and get to know new people. A plethora of different compounds guarantees that the restless need never miss meaningful data. A strong social commitment is evident in many parts of the city, not only among students.

Being a medical student poses many challenges. Time is short and sometimes heavy workload. For many, it can then become a challenge not to completely lose focus on the world outside of studies, and just that can help you with IFMSA. We are a group of students who want to make a difference in the world, affect our environment and give it a boost in the right direction. We are outraged over the injustice and want to publicize where ignorance creates problems. So, students in IFMSA operated since 1951 when the compound was established - and then in Umeå 1957.

Within the association there are great opportunities to customize their commitment for interest, time and ambition. It has room for selective measures, regular assignments and their own ideas - both in Umeå, Sweden and the world. The work in IFMSA is divided into different working groups, You can read more about the various projects driven working groups pages. The links there are in the "Project" in the border at the top of the page.

By creating a user account on ifmsa.se you can subscribe to newsletters from the various working groups and thus easily keep abreast of activities. Your membership also supports IFMSA:s business, it's free and only takes a few minutes. Click on "Member Portal" at the top right corner to get started.

LGBT situation in Uganda

Dare general form you!

Many are aware of the widespread homophobia that prevails in today's Uganda, and most have heard of the anti-homosexuality kind (also known as the "Kill The Gays-bill") introduced in February 2014 and then annulled in August of that year. But what has happened since then?
Kärleksakuten / IFMSA Stockholm in association with Intersektionen gives you the chance to bring in new knowledge in the field.

WHEN: Thursday 16 april, at. 17:00 – 19:30
WHERE: Rockefeller salt, Alfred Nobel's Road 11, Karolinska Institutet, Solna

Click on the FB event here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562078214055661/

Hans Rosling talks about international work

Of course, many of us have thought about how to manage to go on international assignments in their role as doctors. IFMSA Stockholm interviewed Hans Rosling at the end of March to ask the question, and what pedagogical answer we got!