SaMED – Sarajevo International Medical Students Congress is a gathering of young researchers from the field of biomedical sciences, promoting exchange of knowledge, improvement of scientific work and growth of ideas.
SaMED has established itself as one of the largest and healthiest platforms in promotion of scientific work in the region of Southeast Europe. In the last two years, SaMED has shown that a vast number of young researchers can gather in a small amount of time, and for the noblest of causes – sharing the knowledge and love of medicine in order to improve the future for all of us.
The story of SaMED has started slowly, but fueled with the enthusiasm of the students from Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo it gained huge momentum.
Throughout our five-day event, we offer a stimulating venue for student research exchange and give students the opportunity to broaden their social and scientific network. Our scientific program covers various research by students from all over the world which are presented in the form of oral or poster presentations, all in front of an international and professional audience. Along with the student sessions, we made sure to include lectures by distinguished scientists and some hands-on workshops.
Beside the rich scientific program, we have prepared a social program, filled with parties giving a chance for all the participants to get to know and have fun with each other and the SaMED organization team.
The students with more adventurous spirits and eagerness to step in action can expand their skillset in the pre-congress training with Mountain Rescue Service, or if they prefer to enjoy the beauty of the Olympic mountain in a more peaceful way – it’s available for post-congress tour.
In just 2 years, SaMED has been host to more than 600 students from more than 35 countries. Over the span of 4 days, SaMED 2016 saw 104 oral presentations and 46 poster presentations. The presentations were held in 10 sessions, and participants had the chance to expand their skillset in 5 workshops. This year, we hope to make SaMED 2017 an even bigger success!
Association of Students of the Faculty of Medicine (ASFM) in Sarajevo was founded in year 2000, as a single representative body of all students of the Faculty of Medicine. Over the past years, ASMF proved to be an important factor in the preservation and protection of students’ rights and interests at the Faculty.
ASFM is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental association and a full member of the Student Parliament of the University of Sarajevo, where students of our faculty have traditionally governed the Health Disciplines. Association is headed by President of the Association, and the management structure consists of the President of the Assembly, Executive Board, the General Secretary of the Association, and the Supervisory Board, which aims to control the finances and Association in general.
Over the past years we have managed to achieve an outstanding level of democracy, so that today the Assembly is made of an equal number of delegates from each academic year, and the Assembly itself makes all decisions concerning the association. The Association consists of departments - Department of International Cooperation, Department of Sport and Department of Scientific Research. Each of these sectors has achieved remarkable results since the founding of the Association to date.
BoHeMSA is Medical Students' Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a non-governmental, non-profit, students' organization whose membership consists of students from Faculties of Medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The main activities of BoHeMSA are cooperation between students, exchange and representation of students and serving students’ interests on both national and international level.
BoHeMSA is structured of 6 Standing Committees, and has more than 150 members on the national level, who are working on numerous projects within public health, humanitarian issues, scientific and professional exchange and reproductive health.
BoHeMSA is a full member of International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). IFMSA is one of the largest student-run organizations in the world, and it has been led and run by medical students for more than 60 years. IFMSA is representing medical students, the future doctors on global level. Besides serving as a voice of medical students, IFMSA is a dynamic platform which provides many opportunities in personal and professional development, enabling students to work on both themselves and serve the community.