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The SSS is a member in the IFMSA-Egypt which is a full member in the IFMSA. IFMSA-Egypt is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit student-run organization that represents more than 70,000 Medical Students all over Egypt. IFMSA–Egypt is represented through 2,311 Medical Students in 20 Local Committees in the following Medical Schools: Ain Shams, Alexandria, Assuit, Al-Azhar Cairo, Banha, Bani Sweif, Fayoum, Kasr ElAiny, Kena, October 6th, Masr University for Science & Technology, Mansoura, Menofia, Sohag, Suez Canal, Tanta and Zagazig, Azhar Assiut & Azhar Damietta.


  • Empowering medical students to use their knowledge and capacities for the benefit of society.‎
  • Providing a forum for medical students throughout Egypt to discuss topics related to individual and ‎community health issues, education and science and to formulate policies from such discussions, as well.‎
  • Promoting and facilitating professional and scientific exchanges as well as projects and extracurricular ‎trainings for medical students, thereby sensitizing them to other cultures and societies and their health ‎problems.‎
  • Providing a link between members, medical students’ associations within Egypt and international ‎organizations, and to encourage the cooperation between them for the ultimate benefit of society.‎

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After the World War II has ended, the world needed fresh spirit to remove the debris left by the war. A group of medical students took the challenge in Copenhagen Denmark, May 1951, set down and the international federation of medical students’ associations (IFMSA) was born.  Ever since 1951, IFMSA has grown to include 92 members from all over the world

In 1972, the IFMSA approached the faculty of medicine, Cairo University for some students’ exchange work, and the SSS got in charge, and then the SSS applied for a membership in the IFMSA and the SSS was the first representative of Egypt in the IFMSA.

The IFMSA currently maintains 108 National Member Organizations from more than 100 countries across six continents with over 1,2 million students represented worldwide who gather 2 times yearly in 2 major General Assembles, the first is the March Meeting (MM) and the other is the August Meeting(AM).

Aims of IFMSA:

  1. To expose all medical students to humanitarian and health issues, providing them with the opportunity to education themselves and their peers;
  2. To facilitate partnerships between the physician in training community and international organization working on health, education and social issues;
  3. To give all medical students the opportunity to take part in clinical and research exchange around the world;
  4. To provide a network that links active medical students across the globe, including student leaders, project managers and activists, so that they can learn from and be motivated by each other;
  5. To provide an international framework in which medical student projects can be realized;
  6. To empower and train medical students to become advocates in leading social change.

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