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  • November 5. 2022 | medifuture
  • November 12. 2022  | swimsa DV/AD
National News

Dear swimsa family!

The start of university symbolizes the beginning of another year full of knowledge, adventures and many memories. It's also the start of term for the new Executive Board of swimsa, currently consisting of 8 amazing individuals giving their all to make sure your voice is heard: Danaé (VPI a.i.), Luca (VPA a.i.), Annina (T), Aline (VPX), Sven (VPG a.i.), Chloé (VPE a.i.), Faizan (GS a.i.) and Erica (VPC a.i.).

We have already started preparing for the upcoming year where we aspire to have an environment where everyone feels heard, is able to nourish their ideas and has the platform to transform them into amazing projects. We will keep you posted on news and opportunities within swimsa on a local, national and international level. We are always happy to hear from you. Should you have any suggestions, inputs etc. do not hesitate to contact us via

your swimsa EB 22/23

Call for National Positions

Do you want to join the swimsa family? It’s not too late! Here is how you can still join:
For the next DV/AD the following positions are up for election:
Executive Board:

  • President
  • Vice-President for Global Affairs*
  • Vice-President for Medical Education*
  • Vice-President for Communication*
  • Vice-President for External Affairs*
  • Vice-President for Internal Affairs*
  • General Secretary*
National Officers
  • National Officer for Capacity Building*
  • National Officer on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights incl. HIV and AIDS

*For these positions someone is currently appointed but will need to be elected at the DV/AD.
You can find more information here.

Send your candidature to until the 2nd of November 2022.

Additionally, we have the following positions that you can apply until the 14th of November 2022.

  • Liaison Officer to the National Students Organisation (LO-VSS/UNES/USU): Are you willing to communicate with students from all over Switzerland and all fields of studies? Are you interested in advocating for swimsa’s interests on a national level? Don’t hesitate to apply!
  • Liaison Officer to the Commission of Medical Profession (LO-MeBeKo) - Are you interested to attend and vote in 4 meetings/year in the Commission of Medical Profession (MeBeKo)? Do you want to influence the decision on what a Swiss medical diploma means? This is your position!

More information and how to apply:

IFMSA General Assembly March Meeting 2023
01.-07.03.2023 in Estonia

The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) holds its biannual general assembly (GA) meeting from 1st of 7th of March 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia. Are you passionate about Medical Education, Public Health, student exchanges or Sexual Rights? Do you want to get in touch with more than 900 medical students from all over the world? Then this is your chance to be part of the Swiss delegation and have an unforgettable experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to write me an email at
The application is open until 6th of November 2022 and can be found here.

Komplementäre und Integrative Medizin (KIM) 

Komplementäre und Integrative Medizin (KIM) wird von einem Grossteil der Schweizer Bevölkerung genutzt und ist im Schweizer Gesundheitssystem gut verankert. So hat die KIM auch einen festen Bestandteil im Lernzielkatalog der Humanmedizin. Mithilfe dieser Online-Umfrage möchten wir die Einstellung von Medizinstudierenden zur Komplementären und Integrativen Medizin in der Schweiz und im medizinischen Curriculum erfragen. Die Umfrage ist anonym und wird an die Medizinstudierenden aller Universitäten in der Schweiz versendet.

Ich wäre Dir sehr dankbar, wenn du Dir 5-10 min Zeit für die Teilnahme an dieser Umfrage nimmst. Du leistest somit nicht nur einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Beurteilung, inwiefern die Komplementärmedizin bereits integriert ist, Du hilfst mir ausserdem sehr bei meiner Masterarbeit. Zudem kannst Du an einer Verlosung von 3 Amazon-Gutscheinen zu je 100 CHF teilnehmen.

Hier kommst Du zur Umfrage.

Join our 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 Exchanges - leftover spots
(Ex)change the world!

The registration for an exchange in the next season (from April 2023 till March 2024) took place between March and June 2022. The registered students received their confirmation mail in September. Therefore, we can now announce the left-over spots for the next season.

Professional Exchange (SCOPE): Algeria - Bosnia Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Egypt - Estonia - Ghana - Italy - Lebanon - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Spain

Please note that we can only send couples to Lebanon and Poland! Send an email to for further information and for the registration. First come first serve


T4all 2022 (Training 4 all) - Waving through Empowerment
Aline Pinto Monteiro, Vice President for Exchanges 22/23

At the beginning of September I had the chance to attend the 10th edition of T4all in Oeiras, Portugal where I participated at the TNT (training new trainers). Previous participants of TNTs had told me that this is probably one of the most unique experiences within IFMSA and I can only confirm that they were more than right. During five days of workshops the 11 participants from all over Europe acquired knowledge on how to design training sessions which ended with them delivering their first session on their own to become an official IFMSA trainer. Thank you ANEM Portugal and our amazing trainers for guiding us during this experience.

Open positions
swimsa exchanges

Do you want to enable students to come to Switzerland? Do you want to get active within an international exchanges network and meet like minded students from your university and all over the world? Do you want to get all the benefits that come with a position as an exchanges internal for a reasonable amount of work, including a discount on an exchange and priority when applying for your own exchange? 

Then become part our exchanges team with one of the following positions: 

  • Local Exchange Officer (LEO): Zurich and Basel 
  • Local Exchange Officer on Research Exchange (LORE): Zurich and Bern

If you are interested in learning more, do not hesitate to contact us at We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming event - Exchanges Weekend 2022
Lenzburg AG, 18.- 20.11.2022

Are interested in joining swimsa exchanges, getting to know more about exchanges in general, meeting the local and national exchanges team, other motivated students from swimsa or even some international guests? Then we have the perfect event for you. Feel free to register for our upcoming Exchanges Weekend in Lenzburg AG from 18.-20.11.2022 until the 31st of October! We're looking forward to meeting you.

Registration: here 

News from the swimsa family

Death – CCEAM Fall Semester 2022
Committee on Cultural Competence and Ethical Awareness in Medicine

Hi all, it’s us from the Committee on Cultural Competence and Ethical Awareness in Medicine! This semester we have organized events on the topic of death in cultures at the University of Basel to widen your horizon. (German only).

  • On November 1st (18:15), we will welcome a theologist, who will discuss death and rites in the big three world religions. After that, they will talk about two personal experiences with customs in Asia and Africa.
  • On December 1st (18:15),, we will welcome a palliative physician who will give us an introduction in transcultural end-of-life care. Later, they will present a real case and explain the measures taken.

We hope we could spark your curiosity! If you’re interested in our cause and want to help bring CCEAM to your University, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Follow us on Instagram or send us an email:

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

Ihre Meinung interessiert uns – Umfrage zum vsao Journal
Platinsponsor - mediservice-vsao

Wir führen eine Online-Umfrage durch, um das Wissen über Ihre Bedürfnisse zu verbessern und unser Serviceangebot, in diesem Fall das vsao Journal, entsprechend anzupassen. Ihre Angaben bleiben anonym, werden nur für diese Umfrage bearbeitet und nicht weitergegeben. Wir freuen uns sehr, wenn Sie uns dabei unterstützen und sich dafür 5 Minuten Zeit nehmen. Hier geht es zur Umfrage. Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Mitwirken, mediservice vsao-asmac.

Votre avis nous intéresse - Sondage consacré au Journal asmac
Sponsor platin - mediservice-vsao

Nous réalisons un sondage en ligne pour mieux connaître vos besoins et adapter notre offre de services, dans le cas présent le Journal asmac. Vos données sont anonymisées. Elles ne sont utilisées que pour ce sondage et ne sont pas transmises à des tiers. Nous vous remercions de votre participation! 5 minutes suffiront pour répondre à nos questions. Cliquez ici pour accéder au sondage. Nous vous remercions de votre collaboration, mediservice vsao-asmac.

Digital Trends Survey 2022 der FMH
Goldsponsor - FMH

2022 hat die FMH den dritten «Digital Trends Survey» durchgeführt. Der «Digital Trends Survey» zeigt Nutzungsmuster, Anwendungsverbreitung sowie die Bedürfnisse der Ärzteschaft und der Bevölkerung hinsichtlich neuer digitaler Anwendungen in der ambulanten Gesundheitsversorgung auf. Der Schwerpunkt der diesjährigen Umfrage lag auf jenen digitalen Anwendungen, welche die Nachsorge und Prävention unterstützen. Die aus dem «Digital Trends Survey» gewonnenen Erkenntnisse dienen der FMH und anderen Akteuren im Gesundheitswesen, den zukünftigen Kurs des digitalen Wandels zu begleiten und mitzugestalten.

Le Digital Trends Survey de la FMH
Sponsor d'or - FMH

En 2022, la FMH a réalisé pour la troisième fois l’étude « Digital Trends Survey », dont l’objectif est de connaître la diffusion des applications numériques de santé auprès de la population et des médecins du secteur ambulatoire, d’en apprendre davantage sur l’utilisation qu’ils font de ces outils et de recueillir leur avis. Cette troisième édition a mis l’accent sur les applications numériques qui soutiennent la prévention et le suivi. Les résultats du « Digital Trends Survey » permettent à la FMH et à d’autres acteurs de la santé de suivre de près la transition numérique grâce à des données solides et de contribuer à façonner son évolution pour qu’elle réponde au mieux aux besoins identifiés.


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 10 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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