ABOUT EMSA ANTWERPEN
EMSA Antwerp is an association with members spread over the different bachelor's and master's degrees in medicine, biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Antwerp.
EMSA stands for "European Medical Students' Association", which means that EMSA Antwerp is part of the umbrella association EMSA Europe. Furthermore, our association is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) and the Belgian Medical Students' Association (BeMSA).
This gives us many opportunities in terms of collaboration with students around the world. We organize professional and research exchanges for our own students, but we also receive students for an exchange in Antwerp. Furthermore, we also organize an annual "Twinning project" and a social program for the "Summerschool on Vaccinology" of the University of Antwerp.
In addition, we have been known for years for organizing projects such as Teddy Bear Hospital, Heart for life, the Antwerp Medical Students’ Congress (AMSC), … All unique events in themselves where every member can use their talents. EMSA Antwerp fully supports its active members who volunteer to organize these various projects.
These different projects each pursue one of the different goals of EMSA Antwerp. Some of these goals are:
o To spread public health awareness and basic medical knowledge among people (by teaching sex education and offering first aid courses in schools, measuring risk on heart disease (Heart for Life), etc.)
o To offer student education in addition to our curriculum (by organizing symposia for example)
o To create international opportunities for our students (through professional and research exchanges, twinning, etc.)