About the Standing Committees

IFMSA works on the local and national levels mainly via its six standing committees, each of them focusing focus on major health topics and medical student-related interests:

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The work of each standing committee is complemented by several activities, such as trainings, campaigns and advocacy efforts, offering youth the space to learn in both formal and non-formal educational settings. Thousands of projects, activities, conferences and workshops are organized each year internationally, nationally and locally through National Member Organizations within the IFMSA network in each area, allowing students to become agents of change at home.

Each Standing Committee is headed by an International Director, who is supported by an international team generally consisting of one Liaison Officer (who is responsible for communication with relevant external partners) and five Regional Assistants (one from each of IFMSAs five regions). On the national level, the Standing Committee is coordinated by the National Officer, who is elected at each NMOs National General Assembly.