July 2022
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  3. Exchanges
  4. Capacity Building
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National News

Dear swimsa family!

Lectures are over and for many of you, also the exams now lie behind or are about to be done in no time. So enjoy your summer! Should you decide to make use of your free time to achieve something new and maybe to get involved, you will find all the infos you need to do so in this newsletter!

your swimsa EB 21/22

Call for National Positions

Do you want to become involved on a national level and are you interested in a swimsa national position? The next call is open now!

From remaining positions on the Executive Board to Coordinator positions, we are once again looking for motivated people to join our midst between the 1st of September 2022 and 31st of August 2023. Are you interested in contributing to the work of swimsa on a national level? You find some information already on our social media accounts where you can also read why our currently active people decided to become involved! 

Would you like to hear more? Contact for more information and stay tuned by following our social media for updates - don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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.

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Medical Education

SHAPED - get to work interprofessionally

We at SHAPED believe that while studying hard for exams is important, some lessons for a successful collaboration among health professionals can only be learned in the healthcare institutions themselves!

This is why we want to invite YOU to spend half- to a full day with one of our tutors and get to know them and their work. You will not only gain insight into a new profession, but also share your own experience and elaborate with your tutor on what fruitful interprofessional teamwork should look like!

Sign up here today and get ready for an inspiring experience!


swimsa Exchanges - exchange the world!

With August nearing, we approach the end of the swimsa year. We had a wonderful and demanding term, finally getting to work on putting SCOPE and SCORE exchanges back on their feet after the pandemic.

To continue to work on enabling medical students to go on exchange and host incoming students from all over the world, we are looking for coordinators to assist our National Exchanges Team in their daily business starting in September.

The positions are:

- The NEO-Out Assistant who will assist the National Exchange Officer for Outgoings in their daily tasks

- The NEO-In Assistant who will do the same for the National Exchange Officer for Incomings

- The NORE Assistant to work with the National Officer for Research Exchange

- The National Exchanges Treasurer who will help the VPX and the swimsa Treasurer keep an overview on the Exchanges finances

- The Third State Coordinator who will issue invitation letters against a small fee for students coming to Switzerland outside of the exchanges program and assist the National Exchanges Team with visa questions once comfortable enough.

If any of the above mentioned positions catch your fancy, feel free to send an inquiry or your application directly to

For more details, you can consult the swimsa job booklet starting from page 14. We look forward to hearing from you!


Capacity Building

T4all - Training for all!

Travel to Portugal while also receiving soft skill training sessions? Yes please! The T4all (Training 4 All) is a renown training within IFMSA. Experienced members can try to get a spot in TNT (Training New Trainers) training to become a trainer themselves. If you are rather new to swimsa, we can recommend the more general training sessions.

All the info and registration link on the page: Instagram / Facebook

For any questions, please contact the

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

Die FMH engagiert sich mit einer Charta für die Ärzte- gesundheit
Goldsponsor - FMH

Die Behandlungsqualität für Patientinnen und Patienten und ihre Versorgungssicherheit hängen auch mit dem Gesundheitszustand der praktizierenden Ärztinnen und Ärzte zusammen. Ein hoher Zeit- und Leistungsdruck fordert seinen Tribut bei der Gesundheit von Ärztinnen und Ärzten. Die FMH engagiert sich deshalb mit einer Charta für die Ärztegesundheit.

La FMH s’engage avec une charte pour la santé des médecins
Sponsor d'or - FMH

La sécurité et la qualité des soins dépendent aussi de l’état de santé des médecins. Or ces derniers font face à une charge de travail élevée et à une pression accrue à la performance qui pèsent toujours plus sur leur santé. La FMH a décidé de s’investir pleinement dans ce domaine et de concrétiser son action à travers une charte pour la santé des médecins.


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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