Views from Jozo on #WoncaRural2015

jozoJozo Schmuch is a medical student in Croatia, and Public Health Regional Assistant of the European branch of the IFMSA – the International Federation of Medical Students.

Jozo was involved in organising some of the student stream of the recent WONCA World Rural Health, and was an active participant throughout the conference.  I caught up with him to find out what advantages he saw in getting undergraduate students out for experience in rural practice…

 

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, represents and connects today with medical students from 125 national member organizations in over 100 countries. The IFMSA envisions a world in which medical students unite for global health are are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values to take on health leadership roles locally and globally. As port of its portfolio on public health, IFMSA has been involved in rural health promotion initiatives with its partners (such as WONCA) and has conducted some internal research on the topic, the results of which were shared during the Conference.

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