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EMSA Statement on the Spread of Misinformation

Dear EMSAi,   Ever since COVID-19 was declared a global public health emergency in January, the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) has been advocating the importance of correct and consistent information. There are cases in which people have treated themselves without medical supervision because of “miracle cures” they have read about online. However, these “cures” – that are not even proven to help against COVID-19 – can have very harmful side effects and potentially be lethal (such inaccurate methods as sun exposure, alcohol and tobacco use, drinking disinfectant or spraying chlorine all over the body). Therefore, EMSA wants to urge all medical students to be very careful and conscientious about the information they spread, whether it is going to be with fellow students or family and friends. Especially we, as future physicians, have greater responsibility and should have the knowledge to distinguish valid from invalid information.  You can find our Statement on the Spread of Misinformation, attached here. Please share it through your national and local communication channels to be a part of our fight against the Infodemic! EMSA Statement on the Spread of...

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[SWG] MEDSCI101 Booklet [DDL:17/04]

Dear Medical Science enthusiasts, Since the foundation of the Medical Science Pillar in EMSA, tremendous accomplishments are managed by valuable people. Our pillar is very unique in many ways when compared to other student organisations’ scientific work, and in fact, our original ideas even inspire lots of healthcare students in Europe. Now, once again, we want you to join us to reshape the Medical Science Pillar with us, and be a visionary of the future with our Small Working Group for MEDSCI101 Booklet! With the MEDSCI101 Booklet, we want to develop: The core elements of EMSA Medical Science Basics of scientific approach for medical students A research guideline to be used in future EMSA projects (pillar surveys, booklets etc.) FMO based improvements Last but not least, we’re looking for determined and passionate members with a good level of English language skills, and who are crazy enough to do something revolutionary. Because “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” (Steve Jobs) Join us to be a part of the change! You can find the application form here: https://forms.gle/wUvyo56YVBcCiGVw9...

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[SURVEY] [DDL:08/04] Attitudes of Medical Students towards the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, medical students throughout the world have been pulled from their hospital rotations and their education has been moved online. Despite no contractual obligation to work, many medical students feel they have duty to help if they can. The aim of this survey is to sample medical students’ views, experience, and attitudes towards COVID-19-related issues. You can reach the survey from here. All responses recorded through this form are anonymous. The results of the survey will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. By submitting this form, you agree with your response being used in our analysis. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this...

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EMSA Press Release on COVID-19

On December 27th, 2019, three patients were admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia in Wuhan, China. This event was followed by the detection of a new virus, which later, Chinese authorities identified as a beta coronavirus related to SARS and MERS or as it was subsequently named by the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19. After the impressive quick action of public health authorities, the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) has been closely observing the issue until now.  You can read the press release here: EMSA Press Release on...

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EUROMEDS ONLINE: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Dear EuroMeds Enthusiast, We are looking for Contributors to work together with our Editorial Team for the December issue of EuroMeds Online, which will be created in collaboration with the Medical Education Pillar. The theme of the December EuroMeds Online is: Social Accountability of Medical Schools According to WHO  (World Health Organisation), social accountability can be defined as “the obligation of Medical Schools to direct their education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community, region and/or nation they have a mandate to serve. The priority health concerns are to be identified jointly by governments, health care organizations, health professionals and the public. ” If you feel connected to one of these topics, or have an idea that is related to the main theme, do not hesitate to submit an article for EuroMeds Online December. It is important that if you would like to submit an article, please send us an email in advance (at least one week before the submission deadline). Please send an email to: euromeds@emsa-europe.eu Your email should cover: Your full name and the topic/title of your article Your university, and the year of studies Phone number, or link to facebook profile (for communication)   The DEADLINE for Contributors to submit an article is: 30th November 2017 1 PM...

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