INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS (IFMSA):
IFMSA is a non-profit, non-political, nongovernmental organization of medical students around the world, which is supported by the United Nations and the World Health Organization. IFMSA has more than one million student-members from more than hundred countries and is the largest student organization in the world, covering activities such as an organization of professional and scientific exchanges for medical students, implementation of projects in the areas of public health, biomedical ethics, reproductive health and medical education.
Since 1995, KSMU is an associate member of IFMSA under the name of the Tatarstan Medical Students’ Association (TaMSA-Tatarstan). Students of KSMU have an opportunity to undergo summer clinical and research clerkships in more than 20 countries of the world. Each year about 70 students participate in the program. At the same time annually we set up exchanges for about 30 foreign students. We are also active in IFMSA committees on public health, on sexual, reproductive health and AIDS and on medical education. TaMSA-Tatarstan can be noticed by campaign “We are healthy. Join us!”, “Palliative care for children”, “Academy of health”, “Men’s’ issues”, “House MD”, “Pharma free” and “Key to success”.