National Exchange Officer (NEO)
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
IFMSA’s 62nd General Assembly kicked off for me when I arrived in Mumbai on Thursday night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to the hotel until after the Opening Ceremonies ended. The first night was spent mostly getting settled into the hotel and trying to catch up on some sleep — I was coming off of 20+ hours in airports/planes!
Day 2 started early Friday with an AMSA delegation meeting at breakfast. There were 13 AMSA representatives there, including members of the BOT, AMSA Fellows, MM2013 Organizing Committee members, AMSA Action Committee members, and members of the IFMSA Advisory Council (which includes my role as a NEO).
The rest of my day was taken up with the first SCOPE session of the GA. For those of you who don’t know, IFMSA is composed of six standing committees. The two that deal with exchange are: the Standing Committee on Professional (Clinical) Exchanges – SCOPE and the Standing Committee on Research Exchages – SCORE. SCOPE is composed of an international director, 5 regional coordinators, several other support positions for things like marketing and academic quality, and ...