March 2022
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  • April 08-10, 2022     | SMSC Lugano 2022
  • May 14, 2022           | swimsa DV/AD
National News

Dear swimsa family!
your swimsa EB 21/22

Not everything we will need in our further lives is taught to us in university - many useful skills need to be obtained otherwise. That’s why swimsa offers a series of training sessions in which you can improve your soft skills - learn more about it in this swimsagram edition! Moreover, you are invited to find out more about our swimsa Alumni Network and other news from the medical student’s world!

08th - 10th of April 2022
Follow us on social media and keep updated on what's to come!

​​It’s time to wake up! SMSC Lugano is approaching!

Just a few weeks to go before the start of the SMSC Lugano 2022! We’re fully booked, and we hope that you will be part of this great weekend.

In our workshops, there is for sure the possibility to discuss current and relevant topics, such as ethically difficult decisions, sexual harassment, discrimination or interprofessional care. Do you want to experience exchanging bodies with each other or get a deeper insight into emergency medicine and different states of consciousness?

Hopefully you could register for your favorite workshop and are already looking forward to the lectures. You can find all information about the weekend in our info booklet, which is ready to download on our homepage.

See you soon!

Your SMSC Lugano OC

swimsa Alumni Network

Have you been active in swimsa in the past? Would you like to stay in touch with your friends? Are you willing to give input into current topics? swimsa is happy to (re-)introduce the swimsa Alumni! You can read more about the concept here

Should you be willing to join, you can find instructions on how to do so here. We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you!

Join our new mailing list! 

So many events, workshops, conferences and trainings are happening all of the time, all over the world, for medical students. How to keep track of them? You can join our new mailing lists! Just visit, scroll down, and fill out the form, checking the boxes which correspond to your interests, and you will receive emails concerning events and opportunities. Still not sure what all of this means? Write an email to and ask all your questions.

Join our mailing list here!

swimsa Trainings

Have you ever wondered how you could improve your soft skills? Would you like to know more? Learn skills you can use for your daily life, in your future as a doctor, and to get active in swimsa? Are you interested in learning something new, in increasing your skill in the area of public speaking, communication, leadership, management or any other of the following areas? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! There is no prior knowledge needed. 

We are happy to announce that the application for the following soft skills online training events is now open:  

  • 16.03.2022        Time & Stress Management

  • 30.03.2022        Conflict Management

  • 13.04.2022        Team Roles & Team Management

  • 25.04.2022        Leadership

  • 09.05.2022        Feedback

  • 25.05.2022        Facilitation of Discussions 

They will be held on the indicated dates from 20:00 until 22:00 on zoom. 

Furthermore we will be holding two in-person full day training sessions which will last from 9:30 - 18:00 on the respective dates:

  • 26.03.2022 in Bern        Self-Leadership, Management & Reflection

  • 14.05.2022 in Basel        Public Speaking, Facilitation of Discussions and Team Roles

The application is open until 13.03.2022 23:59 and is available here

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our National Officer for Capacity Building Valeria (

Click here to read the journal around the topic of Complementary Medicine! 📣🗞
International News

"Zdravo!" from North Macedonia!

Last week, a delegation of swimsa attended the 71st General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations in Ohrid, North Macedonia. The General Assembly was held in hybrid format, which swimsa made use of by having one delegate attend online from Switzerland. 

The nine delegates attended sessions focusing on various topics ranging from Public Health to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Additionally, we got to execute our rights as members of the federation by voting on new partnerships or policy proposals. This was rounded up by a livid social programme of immersing ourselves into the North Macedonian culture, learning more about other countries and their medical curricula. 

Did our adventures spark your interest? There are several international events every year. Follow us on Instagram to receive information about the next one or contact our Vice-President for Global Affairs at


Application for swimsa Exchanges

As every year, the application period for swimsa Exchanges is approaching. 

For going abroad for a month between April 2023 and March 2024, the application form on will open during this month and close on the 30th of June. 

All applications will be considered according to our point system - said system and more information on exchanges can be found on our website under

Our Members

Conference about Mental Health benefits of sport

Hi everyone !

On March 17th 2022, at 6 pm in the auditorium of the CHUV maternity in Lausanne, junior sems (section of the Swiss Society of Sports Medicine for students and assistant doctors interested in Sport & Exercise Medicine) and MedSICS (Med Sana In Corpore Sano association with the goal of de-stigmatizing the topic of mental health among medical students) will present a conference about the mental health benefits of sport.

The conference is divided into 7 parts: 

1) Definition of terms

2) Measuring physical activity, 

3) Physical activity and depression

4) Physical activity and schizophrenia, 

5) What happens during excess physical activity

6) Barriers to physical activity prescription and 

7) Clinical vignette.

This conference will be led by Dr. Jennifer Glaus, Prof. Laurence Kern and Prof. Yasser Khazal. If you would like to attend the conference but can’t be present in person, you can follow the conference from home via this Zoom (

If you want more information, you can follow us on instagram : @medsics.lsn & @_jsems !

We are looking forward to seeing  you at the conference.

Junior sems and MedSICS


Anatomy Parties Promotion
Anatomy Parties

In almost all university cities in Switzerland the biggest party for med students and medical personnel takes place. More Infos on insta/eventfrog! See us at:

@lausannes Anatomy 10.03.

@churs_anatomy 19.03.

@luganos_anatomy 01.04.

@stgallens_Anatomy 22.04.

@berns_anatomy 29.04.

@zueris_anatomy 06.05.

@basels_anatomy 13.05.

Lugano and Geneva coming soon!

Tickets (click the picture):

Do you want to share your project with the rest of the swimsa family? Send us pictures and texts from your local activities to

Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine

Whether in a practice, hospital, teaching or research: General Internal Medicine is the specialty with the greatest variety. Find out more at By the way: Medical students are invited to attend the congresses free of charge! More info via

Gefährlicher Eingriff ins Gesundheitswesen muss verhindert werden
Goldsponsor - FMH

Am 28. Februar 2022 hat der Nationalrat den zweiten Teil des ersten Kostendämpfungspakets beraten. Dieser enthält eine Massnahme über die Kostensteuerung durch die Tarifpartner, welche für die gute solidarisch finanzierte Patientenversorgung in der Schweiz gravierende Folgen haben könnte. In Artikel 47c der Gesetzesvorlage ist festgehalten, dass die Tarifpartner korrigierende Massnahmen ergreifen müssen, wenn die Kostenentwicklung in einem Jahr nicht so verläuft, wie im Voraus politisch festgelegt.

L’intervention néfaste dans le système de santé doit être évitée
Sponsor d’or - FMH

Le 28 Février 2022, le Conseil national a examiné la deuxième partie du premier volet de mesures visant à freiner la hausse des coûts. Ce volet contient une mesure concernant le pilotage des coûts par les partenaires tarifaires, qui pourrait avoir de graves conséquences sur la prise en charge médicale des patientes et patients financée de manière solidaire. L’article 47c du projet spécifie que les partenaires tarifaires doivent prendre des mesures correctrices si les coûts d’une année évoluent différemment de ce qui a été convenu au préalable par la politique.


Losing track of all the associations?
Here a brief overview:

your local Fachschaft/ association des étudiant-e-s
This is your local association for the med students at your university. They organise social events, parties, represent you to your faculty and fight for your medical education.

The Swiss Medical Students’ Association is the umbrella organisation for all Swiss med students. Her members are all the 7 Fachschaften/associations and projects like Achtung Liebe, marrow, METIS, Teddybärspital etc. Twice per year, she organises the SMSC (= Swiss Medical Students’ Conference) with students from all parts of Switzerland. An event you MUST have experienced at least once! Facebook Instagram Newsletter

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations is the umbrella organisation for all the national associations of more than 120 different countries worldwide! They gather twice per year in the so-called General Assembly (=GA), where 1000 students come together to discuss on global health issues and exchange ideas. swimsa is always represented by a Swiss delegation.

In case you’re interested to get active in global health topics on a national or international level, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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