Uniting the Student BMJ and the IFMSA
After 18 months of discussion, the Student BMJ and the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) have united. Anna Ellis, former editor of the Student BMJ, and Kristina Oegaard, president of IFMSA, explain the situation
- By: Anna Ellis, Kristina Oegaard
The Student BMJ and the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) have united. We are two important bodies for international medical students with interests in global health and studying medicine. We have the same outlook and similar visions, and we want to work together to make the most of what we have.
The Student BMJ is a widely read publication for medical students, written mostly by medical students. Our mission is to deliver a product that is entertaining, educational, and interactive, to meet the demands, views, and needs of medical students of all levels worldwide. The paper journal is widely distributed in the United Kingdom, and many international readers visit Student BMJ.com You might be surprised to learn that we have over 100 000 hits per month on Student BMJ.com, and four in five are from outside the United Kingdom. Over the past 12 months we have increased the