„Science is the ability to turn the wildest ideas into globally accepted facts. Feel the excitement of revealing the secrets of medicine.“
Medical Science Director 2011/2013
Medical Science Pillar encompasses many fundamental principles which are at the core of every medical students' training. It aims to provide a platform where all the students who are interested in medical science can communicate with each other and with senior scientists. As a result encouraging the integration of many student bodies raises the quality regarding the scientific issues and helps to spread knowledge and to motivate the students to succeed in respective fields of Medical Science.
The Journal of EMSA on Medical and Scientific Affairs (JEMSA) is an opportunity for young students and researchers to publish their first scientific work. A unique scientific publication and the official EMSA Journal, which enables young medical students and health professionals to publish their work and research, within the guidelines set by the EMSA Medical Science Director and JEMSA Editor-in-Chief. JEMSA is an open Access journal that is published online.
All articles in JEMSA are reviewed by a board of professionals and students, and serious feedback is provided to the authors of the articles. This way the high quality of JEMSA is maintained.
The main goal of the journal, JEMSA, is to help students spread knowledge of their own original research through publication and recruit new students to medical research and scientific inquiry. JEMSA holds a unique place in publishing European medical students' scientific articles and other papers, since the journal is edited and produced by medical students for medical students.
European Students’ Stem Cell Society aims to enlighten all the students of Europe about ‘Stem Cell Research’ on both theorotical and practical base.
The applications of stem cells are widespread both as a laboratory discipline and in clinical means and its being studied with an increasing rate in almost every branch of science. With their ability of high proliferation and differentiation these cells s are just pushing the limits of the once called impossible. Stem cell studies are very promising for many patients with its solid data and it’s a huge multidisciplinary work field for us who are the candidates of becoming the scientists of the future.We want students to find a pathway through the stem cell world which they might get solid results.
By organizing national and international congresses and symposiums ES-STEM plans to create an environment where students and lecturers can share their ideas in the highest possible level by bringing students and lecturers closer to each other.
This Project aims to make every and each faculty member office of EMSA to gain a local science group that will organize scientific events.
The local science group should organize journal clubs, seminars, symposiums, scientific discussion hours and scientific courses to allow medical students develop their knowledge and skills about medical science.
The purpose of the projects is to provide a basis that the students from engineering,medical and medical engineering faculties can work together.
Bringing together students and youth from Europe, Asia, Africa, America, this project aimsto create an interactive environment for training students and young specialists in medical and engineering fields with interests in interdisciplinary education and medical engineering. Based on the fact that a complete and eficient study in the human health field is fully realized when training occurs in interdisciplinary aspect, medical engineering is continuously developing, being at the border of medicine and engineering.
Current partners of EMSA in this project are EESTEC(Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association) and MEA (Medical Engineering Association).
Each year a local committee organizes a summerschool the program of which is defined by a supervising council which represents equal number of students from each partner organisation.
As well as EMSA itself, science pillar Works with Right to Research Coalition to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.
Our work is centered around two major program areas:
To advocate for policies at the campus and national level that promote Open Access by requiring that research results be made freely available in a timely manner;
To educate the next generation of scholars and researchers about Open Access so open publishing becomes the new norm.
For these purposes EMSA Science Pillar makes researches with medical students throughout Europe about this topic and publishes studies to increase the awareness of European Medical Students about the severity of the problem and enhance them to take action.
NEMSC today aims to facilitate interfaculty exchange of high-potential medical and biomedical students. The winner of the NEMSC award will feature in JEMSA as an acknowledgement for the significance of this award to students across Europe and to increase participation in the following years.This network is called: Network of European
Medical Students’ Conferences (NEMSC) and has the following aims:
1. To facilitate interfaculty exchange of high-potential medical and biomedical students
2. To enhance Medical Science Student Congresses in Europe by:
3. To promote Science in Europe by informing students about research events and to establish a joint website
4. To enhance integration of medical science researchers
The idea of the projects is to bring popular medical science to a relaxed environment and to make it accessible for the general public.
A group of students is organizing lectures with a modern/popular medical science related topic and invites interesting speakers to entertain and interest the public. The location is for example a (not too crowded) bar, coffee house or castle. After the lecture there is enough time for questions and a debate with the public.
By organizing these lectures medical science will be available and accessible for all European citizens.
This project has its origin in Germany, where a first edition of the project has been successful. In 2009 the EMSA Secret Science Club will be organized in many other European countries
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