Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

Students; transforming health workforce education for the future

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Stijntje Dijk

Ms. Stijntje Dijk is a fourth year medical student with an interest in medical education, global health education, interprofessional education, human rights and ethics, and social determinants of health. She recently obtained her Bachelors’ of...Read full bio
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Sam, Wing Sum LI

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sam is a culture and cuisine lover. In 2012, he serviced in the IFMSA as the National Exchange Officer in the Standing Committee of Professional Exchange. In 2014, he stationed in the headquarters of World Health...Read full bio


Mainstreaming Disaster Health Education

Background Disaster Health has often been a reactionary approach for policy makers and Governance in India. In the year 2014, India witnessed a massive flood in Jammu and Kashmir region which was the costliest natural disaster of 2014 causing a loss and damage of US$ 16 Billion. Cyclone Hudhud in... Read more

Promoting Interprofessional Education through Healthy Competition

Promoting Interprofessional Education through Healthy Competition By Cary Amiel G. Villanueva and Jan Ynav T. Quiz The Blue Team composed of Jan Philippe H. Tan (Medicine), Dana Lee Acosta (Behavioral Sciences), Hannah M. Pellejo (Physical Therapy), Holymn Faith Buan (Pharmacy) and Karen Joyce... Read more

Beyond the Doha Youth Declaration on Reshaping the Humanitarian Agenda

Children and youth are considered a vulnerable population in disasters and conflicts. They have specific needs and, in times of crisis, may be subjected to violence and abuse. However, in recent years, young people have emerged as thinkers and active players in humanitarian response. This trend is... Read more

Education for a New Generation of Humanitarian Workers

Photo: WHO/J.Swan On 19 March 2015, the world has come to the first major international agreement in the post-2015 agenda. Adopted by representatives from 187 countries, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 captured unprecedented momentum and political commitment to build... Read more

China embraces One Health for One World

China embraces One Health for One World A recent issue of the Lancet highlighted the complexity of China’s health professional education system. As Li Bin, minister of the newly formed National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), reaffirmed that health professionals are the key driving... Read more

危难与机遇 : 埃博拉对卫生人员教育的启示

西非埃博拉疫情严重,当地卫生人力面对突发公共卫生事件的应急应变能力令人关注。能够理解健康的社会决定因素,是应对这种致命疾病的关键。在几个最受影响的国家,学生展示了重要贡献,甚至动员世界各地的学生,共同强化教育。Read more

Ebola – crisis and opportunity for curriculum reform

The West African Ebola epidemic has raised concerns about the preparedness of the local health workforce in facing public health emergencies. The ability to appreciate the Social Determinants of Health behind the outbreak is crucial at tackling the deadly disease. Students from the most affected... Read more

Students for quality of the health workforce education and training @ SEARO

IFMSA declares the importance of the quality of the health workforce education and training during the 67 th session of the Regional Committee of South-East Asia. The meeting was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9 th -12 th September 2014. [The IFMSA Delegation in the 67 th session of the Regional... Read more

The changing educational culture in medical schools

cul·ture noun \ˈkəl-chər\ : the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time Culture is inevitable; you will find it in any possible group of people. Within the medical profession and medical schools this isn’t any different; you could ask any doctor or medical... Read more

Discovering the missing pieces – Worldwide Survey on Transition from Secondary to Medical Education

Department of Health Workforce in World Health Organization launched the titled online survey for medical students and doctors around the world. The survey will later be extended to other disciplines including nursing, pharmacy and dentistry. By collecting opinions from different countries, the... Read more