We as medical students seek to study, practice and develop our clinical skills in the shade of a well-recognized, developed and promising medical education system. Medical Education should be a concern of every medical student as it shapes not only the quality of future doctors but also the quality of healthcare. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Iraq (IFMSA-Iraq) has a dedicated organ which aims to implement an optimal learning environment for all medical students around our country, the Standing Committee On Medical Education (SCOME). Through all our joint efforts we work to create sustainable changes around our medical schools, for ourselves as medical students, for the generations to come and for our future patients and our community who are in fact the final beneficiaries of our education.
What distinguishes this committee is its direct interest in the medical student where it seeks through its various workshops to provide. The opportunity for medical students to develop their clinical medical skill. Especially topics that are not focused enough during the college lectures for various reasons. It also seeks to educate medical students about the medical education system. And its difference throughout the world and the revolution in the development of the medical curriculum. In addition to clarifying the process of obtaining accreditation for medical colleges in the world and their impact on the future of medical students. And because medical education is a key factor in shaping the future of health in the world, the Medical Education Committee expedites its mission to be the framework in which medical students all over the world contribute to the development of medical education.
VISION & MISSION
Medical students attain optimal professional and personal development to reach their full potential as future doctors for better health care worldwide. Our mission is to be the frame in which medical students worldwide contribute to the development of medical education. Students convene in SCOME to share and learn about medical education in order to improve it as well as benefit the most from it on a personal and professional basis.
WHAT WE DO
We support active involvement in education on an individual level encouraging students to take the initiative and responsibility for their education both curricular and extracurricular, through: seeking educational experiences and opportunities for further development, participating in extracurricular activities that simultaneously enrich them and benefit their peers or the community, collaborating with the faculties by forming and expressing informed opinions and providing appropriate feedback in an effort to elicit necessary change, as well as with national and international bodies in order to contribute to global improvement of medical education.
We organize projects that promote and provide opportunities and tools for medical students to improve their knowledge and pursue their goals, provide information to students about relevant issues in their education, centralize students’ opinions, facilitate communication with the faculties or other institutions. We seek to promote best evidence medical education practices for efficient delivery and advocate for improvements in faculties. Through all our joint efforts we work to create sustainable changes around the world, for ourselves as medical students, for the generations to come and for our future patients and our communities who are in fact the final beneficiaries of our education.