Network for Rural medical students being formed
Mayara Floss and John Wynn-Jones (Chair WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice) write:
Please take a look at Mayara Floss' email below. I have been working with Mayara and IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Student Associations) to establish a World Rural Medical Student Network (WRMSN). We are still in the early stages of developing this but the initiative is being driven by Mayara Floss from Brazil and Skander Essafi from Tunisia & IFMSA with the help of Rural WONCA. You will probably already heard of Mayara's successful "Rural Medical Cafe
I am sure that you all agree that their generation hold the future hopes of global rural practice and meeting the goal of Rural Universal Health Coverage in the future.
I know that many of you are academics and others take students into your practice. Please promote this to as many students as you can. Lets make this a great success and we hope to officialy launch it next year at the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Cairns next April.
Many thanks in anticipation
John Wynn- Jones
We are trying to create a group/network of students interested in Rural Medicine, the World Rural Medicine Student Network (WRMSN). It still embryonic but we created a group on Google Groups and anyone interested to join please be welcome!
5th year Medical Student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande