Head of the Organizing Committee, President of the Students’ Scientific Society: Magdalena Czerwińska
President of the Congress: Jacek Dziedziak
President of the Students’ Government: Roman Koński
President of IFMSA: Aleksandra Gos
President of EMSA: Martyna Pawlikowska
Scientific Programme and Workshops: Aleksandra Kurek, Kacper Kwiliński, Oliwia Opacka, Piotr Rękawek
International Relations: Kinga Szczepaniak, Magdalena Chrabąszcz
Public Relations: Agata Majewska, Monika Dźwigała, Marta Kiziak, Dagmara Szymczyk
Accommodation and Social Programme: Aleksanda Symonides, Katarzyna Szarla
Fundraising: Maciej Pawliszewski, Michał Szyszka, Krzysztof Pieluszczak
Logistics: Katarzyna Szarla
IT Section: Łukasz Mielczarek
Webmasters: Łukasz Mielczarek, Michał Szyszka
The Students’ Scientific Association consists of the most scientifically active students of the Medical University of Warsaw. After a student declares his interest in scientific studies, he becomes a member of the Students’ Scientific Association, who accepts the regulations and responsibilities concerning his status. As time passes these members attain experience in scientific studies, represent our Medical University during meetings all over the World.
SSA organizes for its members trainings, seminars, practice, scholarships, grants for individual research projects and has the possibility of recommendation for clerkships abroad. In this way the SSA gives members of the SSA entrance to the newest medical information, gives the possibility of raising qualifications which can indeed be a promising aspect in everyone’s medical career.
Our aim is to:
- create optimal conditions for members of the SSA,
- serve help in the realization of research conducted at our University,
- allow the exchange of experience and present the results of individual research by students and young graduates,
- allow the best start for active members of scientific groups in their desired professions.
The Students’ Scientific Association directly cooperates with student scientific groups at our University. Currently at the I and II Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences are over 100 registered student scientific groups and this number is at a constant rise.
For over twenty years the Students’ Scientific Association of the Medical University of Warsaw has been organizing many conferences. The biggest event is Warsaw International Medical Congress for Young Scientists. Every year it comprises of many students – young scientists, which take their first steps at the Warsaw Congress in their scientific careers, as well as older colleges which participate in the largest scientific conferences in the World. This Congress is the largest and the most exciting, prestigious happening in Warsaw during the academic year that concerns students of medical universities.
Students’ Government serves as the official voice of students of Medical University of Warsaw. Our mission is to earnestly represent the interests and needs of students and increase student decision-making power, to improve campus life, to preserve and protect the traditions and legends of the University, and to support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors. We organize plenty of cultural events, from the parties to the luxurious balls for the students of the Medical University.
Together with the University authorities we create and change the teaching program. We give an opinion on the rules that are concerning students’ and medical environment.
We have our representatives in non-university organizations, gathering students from all over Poland, namely in the Student Parliament of the Republic of Poland. Every year, with students’ governments of all Warsaw universities we organize a huge students festival called Juwenalia.
Together with our colleagues in more than 90 countries, we are involved in a global network that connects thousands of medical students. Our organization gives medical students the opportunities they need to go beyond the hospital walls, and lecture halls.
Motivated, intelligent young people are determined to look beyond the doors of their medical school to see the world outside.
IFMSA-Poland send each year about 300 students from eleven Polish Medical Universities to study with colleagues from other countries, other continents, other culture… The same amount of young, well motivated people from more than 40 countries choose Poland for their clerkships and spend the holidays in our country.
Our members organize each year many projects and campaigns on major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, smoking and cardiovascular diseases or on important problems of medical students in Poland.
By meeting active students from other medical universities, members of IFMSA – Poland share their ideas, skills and experience about how students can act on the issues that motivate them. Twice a year we meet in different places in Poland, spending 3 days on trainings, discussions and relax, of course.
On an international level, we arrange few transnational projects especially in HIV/AIDS topics. These give our members the opportunities to proof their language competence and skills working with partners from other countries.
What is EMSA?
EMSA was founded by medical students, with an idea that it would benefit medical students in some way. Over the years, many ideas were expressed and many of them realized on how to make medical students, members of EMSA, to benefit as much as possible from EMSA.
Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) aims at helping young children between ages of 3-12 to lose their fears towards doctors and hospital environments in a friendly and playful way.
Children are invited to attend a teddy bear hospital with their ‘poorly’ teddy bear. In the teddy bear hospital, there are teddy doctors (medical students) with their stethoscopes, sphygmomanometer, ‘x-ray’ and ‘CAT scan’ machines to investigate teddy’s illness.
Teddy Bear Hospital shows a child that doctors are no scary white monsters and hospital is not really a scary place. Medical students are given teachings and lectures prior to dealing with children. This will also help to bridge the gap between medical students – the future doctors with children and the community.
EMSA’s Twinning Project is a socio-cultural project based on the true EMSA spirit bringing medical students together. The Twinning Project (TP) aims to: make the EMSA network stronger, integrate EMSA members on social and cultural level, serve as an EMSA corporate project.
The Bologna Process is one of the most important developments in medical education in recent times. It has the potential to eclipse even the Core Curriculum and Problem-Based Learning in its effects on our education. What we present on these pages is an overview of the work that the medical students in Europe have accomplished since discussions began in 2003.
The unique part about the process is that in terms of medical education, it has been driven by the students. All of the statements that were produced by professional medical organizations such as the WFME, AMEE and the CPME have their origin in student statements. This is one more example about how we can directly influence our futures.
Movies & Medicine combines a movie on a medical topic with a lecture on the topic of the film. The lecture is held by an expert on the film, usually follows the film and takes about 15 min. After the lecture students are free to ask questions for another 15 min.