Submission ID 77711

Code P73
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Oral
Will the presenter be a: Graduate Student
Title The Global Operation Theatre: How Students Are Suturing the Gaps in Medical Education.
Background/Purpose The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), established in 1951, is one of the world's largest student-run organisations, representing approximately 1.3 million medical students. One of the organization's primary goals is to empower medical students to contribute to advancing their own medical education systems. As a result, IFMSA offers two programs: Teaching Medical Skills (TMS) and Medical Education Systems (MES), through which students can participate in local, national, or global activities within the organization's scope. Lastly, since 2020 IFMSA has been working to align all programs with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to assess the impact of our actions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Methods All submitted activities from the program database were subjected to quantitative analysis. An evaluation of IFMSA Annual Impact Reports was also conducted. A Small Working Group is presently tracking the linkages between each program and SDGs and developing a toolkit for alignment of the future actions.
Results Over 380 activities have taken place in the previous 7 years, benefiting approximately 900,000 people, including medical students, doctors, and the community. These activities include, but are not limited to: workshops, advocacy campaigns, conferences, and capacity building in areas such as social accountability, accreditation, basic life support, surgical skills.
Discussion Medical students benefit from the educational system, providing them with a unique perspective that empowers them to be changemakers. This abstract reflects both the diversity of student activities and the impact of student activities on medical education innovation.
Keyword 1 Meaningful student engagement
Keyword 2 Non-formal curriculum
Keyword 3 Medical education systems
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Curriculum
Curriculum Competency-Based Education
Quality improvement
Authors Kosha Gala
Kosha Gala
Rannia Shehrish
Michelle Che Yan Lam

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