Excited about the Sub-Regional Training?: Just a little BTS update

Of all the things, IFMSA Pakistan is planning to bring to you this year, Sub-Regional Training is going to be the big hit of the year. Bringing an international training session to Pakistan takes a-lot of hard-work on our part and one of the latest demonstration of this untiring efforts was yesterday’s first live meeting of the Cabinet of IFMSA Pakistan, Brainstorming with our proactive TSDD Aqsa Shafique to bring the best for you.

If you have some input regarding SRTs, you are more than welcome otherwise your support means alot to us!

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P.S. Taking this photo was very risky!


“VANI” (Voice) Magazine from Medical Students Association of INDIA Calls for Articles Internationally this year!

Greetings from Medical Students Association of India!

MSAI-India, the nation’s first and largest medical students organisation caters to a country of 1.2 billion people. Every year, we publish our official magazine, MSAI Vani. “Vani”, a Sanskrit term, literally translates to “voice”; and to justify its name, the magazine has helped medical students from across the nation voice their opinions and thoughts to the community.

This year, we encourage our peers from across the globe to come and participate in this noble initiative. Submissions can be in the form of articles, photographs or artwork. The links for submissions are given below. Submissions must be in accordance with any of our themes, as follows:

  1. Medicine Around the World (Special International Segment)
  2. ​Caution! Minds At Work
  3. A Change of Palate
  4. Tales of Crumbling Concrete

About the Special International Theme
As curious minds, we’d like to know how medicine is–in the past, present, and future–in your country! Do tell us about what it expresses, what it is unique for, what it lacks, and what it is proud of! As the world comes closer to become a global village, join us in this initiative to bring the best of healthcare for one and all!

To know more about the themes, read: https://goo.gl/AJKQhn

Submissions should be sent to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com by 18th February 2018


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Prevention of Common Cold!

Cold and flu season is upon us. It’s always better to take small easy steps of prevention than actually going through the sickness and  pain. Here are a few tips that will help you and people around you from getting cold and flu

Wash Your Hands

You’ve heard it many times before, but washing your hands is the single most important way to stop the spread of colds. According to the CDC, about 80% of infectious diseases are spread by touch — the cold germs get on the hands and from there into the eyes and mouth. Look at it this way: you can’t keep cold germs out of your house. But if you keep everybody’s hands clean, they’ll be much less likely to get sick.

Don’t Smoke

Cigarette smoke can irritate the airways and increase susceptibility to colds and other infections. Even exposure to passive smoke can make you (or your children) more vulnerable to colds.

Use disposable items

Use disposable items if someone in your family is infected. Disposable cups can be thrown away after each use and prevent accidental spread of the virus from sharing of cups or glasses. This is particularly important if you have young children who may try to drink from others’ cups.

Keep household surfaces clean

Door knobs, drawer pulls, keyboards, light switches, telephones, remote controls, countertops, and sinks can all harbor viruses for hours after their use by an infected person. Wipe these surfaces frequently with soap and water or a disinfectant solution.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

While there isn’t direct evidence to show that eating well or exercising can prevent colds, maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, with adequate sleep, good nutrition and physical exercise can help ensure that your immune system is in good condition and ready to fight infection if it occurs.

Control stress

Studies have shown that people experiencing emotional stress have weakened immune systems and are more likely to catch a cold than their calmer counterparts.

Prevent the Spread of the Flu by Avoiding Germ-Infested Spaces

Another way to decrease the amount of germs you are sharing with your surroundings is to go outside. Make your surroundings bigger and give your germs and other people’s germs some space. When you are in a tight, closed space, germs are just hanging around. Avoid spending a lot of time in cramped areas.


Additional Tips

  • Use paper towels in the kitchen and bathroom for hand washing. Germs can live for several hours on cloth towels. Alternatively, have separate towels for each family member and provide a clean one for guests.
  • Throw tissues away after use. Used tissues are sources of virus that can contaminate any surface where they are left.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially the nose, mouth, and eye areas, if you are around someone with a cold or have been touching surfaces in a public area.
  • When you can’t immediately get to a washroom hand sanitizers are a great substitute to keep on hand.
  • Stay at home while you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with others, such as hugging, kissing, or shaking hands
  • Move away from people before coughing or sneezing

We Hope and wish that you don’t catch cold this season and you can help others by sharing this so that others don’t get sick either.

Article by: Anna Imtiaz (Assistant Director and Blog Manager)

Publications Support Division, IFMSA Pakistan

Flu Poster

IFMSA Pakistan making its mark in the European Sting!

Read as Humna Tayyab from KEMU-LC and Ayesha Zahid from SIMS-LC pinned another laurel on the shoulder of IFMSA Pakistan. Read as both of the writers express their views about studying medicine abroad in their own unique and eloquent styles in a magazine affiliated with IFMSA “The European Sting”.

Medical students: The need for emigration by Humna Tayyab



Why do medical students need to emigrate to become doctors in 2017? by Ayesha Zahid


A big kudos to both of you for representing IFMSA Pakistan at an international level. Publications support division and IFMSA Pakistan is proud of you and is looking forward to contributions from you in the future…

European Sting: Call for Articles- Due Date: 5th July 2017

Dear IFMSA Pakistan Members and Medical Students worldwide,

The European Sting is a political newspaper that aims to bring unbiased and trustworthy information to their readers not only about European Affairs, but about almost any political, economical and social topic. Furthermore, the Sting welcomes its readers to take part in this constructive and critical dialogue! As per the IFMSA’s partnership with the Sting, any medical student worldwide is able to voice their ideas, concerns, opinions and dreams in a global online magazine. During this call, we will be accepting articles on the following topic:

Climate change and health – can medical students be the solution?

If you are interested in the topic above and you would like to share your ideas with us and the world, please send a full article to Publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com no later than by the 5th of July.

The incoming articles need to adhere to the following specifications:

a)    Clearly defined brief title
b)    Up to 500 words article body text
c)    Profile picture of the writer
d)    100 words brief resume of the writer
e)    email address of the writer

Please send us your article as an attachment to your letter, and not as the actual letter. Also bear in mind that articles must be in a format that allows for them to be edited using a word processor. Hand-written and/or scanned articles will not be accepted.

Call for TNT Trainers for Pre-APRM 2017;14-17 September at Tokyo, Japan

Dear IFMSA Trainer,
Time to buckle up because we’re all headed to Tokyo! 😊
The Asia Pacific warmly invites you to be one of our TNT Trainers this coming 14th-17th of September at the Pre-APRM 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
To apply, all you have to do is go to this link and make sure to complete the form!
With this, I would like you to keep in mind the following reminders:
  1. When is the Pre-APRM? – 14th – 17th September. Note that this means you need to already be in Tokyo by 14th September.
  2. Unfortunately, both the APRM OC and IFMSA will not be providing a travel fund for trainers so you must be prepared to pay for the Pre-APRM registration fee of 150USD. This will be used to cover your accommodation, transportation to and from venues, and food for the rest of the Pre-APRM period.
  3. The number of TNT trainers to be accepted will be determined based on the number of approved participants. As of now, there will be a minimum of 2.
Deadline of applications is on 07 June 2017 11:59PM GMT
For any questions or clarifications, just ask away. Looking forward to having you as AP’s very own TNT Trainer! Thank you and good luck! See you in Tokyo!
All the best,
Gayle & the CB International Team

Call for Article and Event Reports for MSI-36: Official IFMSA Magazine

I am very pleased to announce that the first call for article submissions to the Medical Students International (MSI) #36 is now open!

MSI is our biannual magazine, which focuses on global health perspectives brought by medical students worldwide. It is published both in print and online, in relation to the March and August General Assemblies, and each edition has a specific theme. Previous issues are available at http://goo.gl/LpwMxE.

Theme articles regarding:

  • August Meeting 2017 Theme “Crisis in human resources for health: innovative health financing under the SDG3 framework (max 1500 words)
  • OR event report regarding the event of any of the six standing commitees.

SCORA SMASH Webinar…! 19-05-2017 8:00PM

Dear SCORAngels! Dear IFMSA! 

As part of our IDAHOT Initiatives we will be hosting a SMASH webinar this Friday 19/05 at 3pm GMT!
A SMASH Webinar is a Online CB meeting that will provide us both new information and also juggle the SCORA topics that we cover with….. ANSWERS!!!!!
Phase 1 we will have a Session on Gender Reassignment with Fidan Senova!
Phase 2 we will answer your questions brought from home for you to answer through this link. Even if we can’t answer your question through the stream we still want to help you with any inquiry you might have!
  • what can I ask about?
    • Literally anything! here we have some examples
      • Activity Development in SGI
      • General knowledge about Sexuality and Gender Identity
      • A new acronym that you haven’t heard of
      • Political and Philosophical questions, etc
  • We actually don’t want to have a deadline! you can fill it whenever you feel to!!
If you have any questions about the webinar please contact us at anytime!
Stay tuned for the rest of our IDAHOT campaign! 
Warmes Hugs,

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