For a few years now, I have been part of an organization for medical students called the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). It embodies thousands of medical students around the world who not only want to be doctors, but who share a passion towards changing the future.
In Jordan, IFMSA-Jo is the biggest student-run oragnization. We have 6 standing committees and 4 support divisions who all work in unison to raise awareness on certain topics, improve medical education, advocate for important issues and much, much more.
During my time at IFMSA-Jo, I learned various skills, and I met lots of new people – both good and bad. But most importantly, I learned that you cannot change anything while you’re comfortably sitting at home. It takes dedication, hard work and a good team to get things done.
I was not only part of the Standing Committee on Research Exchange, but I also was part of something I’ve always been passionate about: the Publications Support Division (Pubs-SD). Writing has always been my passion and being able to do it in the field of medicne is a dream come true. The past two years witnessd an exponential improvement in the work of Pubs-SD thanks to the wonderful directors who literally made this division the success it is today.
I’m proud to say that I was recently selected as the new director for Pubs-SD, and this really is a huge responsibility for me to be able to transform my vision for this division into reality. Our term (2016/2017) begins in a few hours, and I’m beyond excited to start forming a team who I hope would be as passionate as I am about Publications.
Seeing as this marks a huge step in both my personal and professional life, I had to share it with you all. It’s without doubt that I have huge shoes to fill, but I hope I live up to expectations.
Wish me luck! xo