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  • November 06, 2021 | MEDIfuture
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National news

Dear swimsa family!
your swimsa EB 21/22

How long has it been since we had the opportunity to meet hundreds of students from all over Switzerland? To meet them in person and to make new friends from different cities? To learn new facts and to gather new knowledge in the afternoon, and to celebrate it together in the evening? Thanks to the SMSC Lausanne 2021, we all finally could enjoy these amenities again after waiting for it for almost two years. Therefore, we want to say thank you to the amazing organising committee of the SMSC Lausanne 2021 for making this unforgettable SMSC possible! The upcoming SMSC, which will take place in Lugano in April 2022, is already being prepared. Find out more about it, new opportunities to get involved and new projects going on in this edition of the swimsagram!

08th - 10th of April 2022
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SMSC Lugano 2022 - Let’s not just live but live consciously!

“Being present”, “environmental awareness”, “GCS of 15” and many others, were the answers we received when we asked people what came to their mind about the topic of the upcoming SMSC.

From 8th to 10th April 2022 the SMSC will take place for the very first time in Switzerland’s “Sonnenstube”, in Lugano. The aim is to have an SMSC in person and where better to enjoy a “gelato” after the presentations than on the sunny side of Switzerland. 😉

Our goal is to raise awareness, not only about “typical” medical topics such as neurology, but also on many others that you may never have associated with medicine. Climate change, body awareness, conscious approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics and much more, are important topics for us as future doctors.

The organising committee is already working hard to make this SMSC an unforgettable experience for everybody. We can’t wait to welcome you to Lugano.

Your SMSC Lugano OC

Call for... Marrow - be a match!

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to save lives? Do you want to meet new people? We have the solution for you! We are Marrow. We raise awareness about blood stem cell donation with information stands, with campaigns and with fundraising events. But we do much more. Marrow means creativity, Marrow means social events, Marrow means food, Marrow means friendship.

Do you want to know more about us? Then meet us at your university. We are represented in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg, Lucerne and Zurich. Find more information and the contacts of the sections on our website. We are always looking for new members. The sections can’t wait to get to know you! Be a match – Save a life!

Click here to read the journal around the topic of Sexual Health📣🗞
Public Health

The Student Minds Project needs you!

The mental health of students has suffered significantly during the pandemic. But even before Covid-19 students have been a particularly vulnerable group in regard to mental health. For this reason, the Student Minds Project was founded. The goal of this national project is to protect students’ mental health, to destigmatize mental health issues at universities and to create more awareness.

To achieve this goal, we need your help! We need data to show us what exactly the problems are. By filling out this survey you can directly support the project and help create a supportive environment at universities for mental health.

By participating you also have the chance to win these prices:

  • 2x30 CHF and 2x50 CHF for the Online-Shop rrrevolve
  • 6 vouchers for first aid courses on mental health by ensa worth 380.- each.

Thank you and stay kind to your mind!

The Student Minds Project


Planetary Health

swimsa signed the #HealthyClimate Prescription letter 

Since the release of our Policy Paper (german / french) on Climate Change and Health in 2019, swimsa has been speaking up against climate change and informing the public about the effects it can have on our health. This month, swimsa joined more than 400 organizations and thousands of individuals in signing the #HealthyClimate Prescription Letter.

In the letter, health professionals around the world urge governments to live up to their responsibilities by protecting their citizens, neighbours, and future generations from the climate crisis, and update their national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, in line with their fair share of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. We call for urgent climate action to protect people’s health! 

If you are also passionate about the health threats of climate change and would like to take action, contact to find out how you can get involved.


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

MEDIfuture: jetzt - oder bald nicht mehr…
Goldsponsor - vsao

…  denn langsam werden sie rar, die Plätze an unserem Laufbahnkongress mit mediservice vsao-asmac! Also muss sich sputen, wer sich noch für nächsten Samstag - den 6. November - anmelden will. Der Anlass findet wieder im Stadion Wankdorf in Bern statt und bietet viele Programmpunkten. Und einmal mehr einen attraktiven Wettbewerb!

MEDIfuture: maintenant ou jamais …
Sponsor d’or - asmac

... car les places à notre congrès de carrière avec mediservice vsao-asmac se font de plus en plus rares! Celles et ceux qui veulent encore s’inscrire pour samedi prochain - le 6 novembre - doivent se dépêcher. La manifestation se déroule à nouveau au Stade du Wankdorf à Berne et propose beaucoup de thèmes intéressants. Et une fois de plus un concours attrayant!

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News from ACADEMIX

Am ersten Arbeitstag startet die Karriere. Keinen Tag später solltest Du Deine Finanzplanung starten. Andernfalls entgehen Dir günstige Konditionen und Deine Altersvorsorge schrumpft unnötig. Worauf es ankommt, wie Du von Anfang an krisensicher vorsorgst, welche Versicherungen Du brauchst und wie Du dabei Steuern sparst, verraten Dir die Finanzplanungsexperten der ACADEMIX Consult. Melde Dich zur Informationsveranstaltung in Deiner Nähe an, informiere Dich kostenlos über all diese Fragen und networke mit Kollegen.

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General Internal Medicine - Learn more about the most fascinating medical specialty!

Whether in a doctor’s practice, hospital, teaching or research; general internal medicine is the specialty with the greatest medical breadth and has a clinical spectrum that ranges from prevention, emergency and acute medicine, chronic diseases and rehabilitation to geriatrics and palliative medicine. Thus, even after decades of practice, the profession remains interesting, varied and, above all, intellectually challenging. You won't find more variety anywhere!

learn more


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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