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GEMx Sponsored Competition Reflection: Monesh Rao, International Quiz for Medical Undergraduates (IQMU) 2017

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Moneshwar Rao, 3rd Year Medical Student at Kasturba Medical College
Post by Moneshwar Rao, 3rd Year Medical Student at Kasturba Medical College – Manipal (India), and Head of the IQMU E-mail and Correspondence Committee

Specialty of Interest – Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, Surgery.  Would love to be involved in Medecins Sans Frontieres

How did you get involved with the IQMU event?

I auditioned for the post of Head of Email and Correspondence Committee

What was your role during the event?

Corresponding over email and phone calls to get colleges to be interested in participation in the quiz, Correspondence with quiz masters, advisors, and GEMx representatives. Corresponding with teams and members

Can you speak about the exchange of knowledge, both medical and cultural, that took place during the event?

A quiz event is a great means of sharing of knowledge and incorporates friendly competition which is essential in building professional partnerships. Including cultural performances in an existing quiz event adds a mix of cultural knowledge about the rich heritage of the country and promoting lifelong interaction among all participants. We are proud to say that IQMU has achieved this at long last and we hope that we can build it far better in the coming years.

Did you learn anything about GEMx and global exchanges, or ECFMG after the opening presentation and presence at the event?

GEMx played a key role in explaining the importance of academic exchange programmes to all the students present and that GEMx provides great opportunities to interested students.

Do you have any more comments or things that you’d like to mention about IQMU and its aim to grow globally?

IQMU has just begun and our aim is to steadily build a platform for the exchange of culture and heritage between students of all countries. Unity in diversity among all medical students around the globe is what we hope to strengthen in the coming years.

For more information about the IQMU event, please visit http://www.theiqmu.com/ and follow their Facebook page.

GEMx Sponsored Competition: International Contest of Medical Knowledge (CICoM) 2017

Filed under: GEMx Sponsored Events GEMx Student Reflections

Post by Joel Sebastian Arellano, Medical Student at National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City), and CICoM Coordination General

International Contest of Medical Knowledge

The International Contest of Medical Knowledge is an initiative launched back in 2013 by students from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, an event for undergraduate medical students all around the world, that through a healthy/fair competition and cultural activities they get to exchange experiences in practice and knowledge on the general medicine field.

It began after the University sent six of its students to a competition in Universidad del Rosario, Colombia; they were inspired on how the contest awoke their hunger for knowledge and were very impressed with the hospitality shown by the organizers. These six students decided they wanted to create an event that would not only allow the participants to boost medical education, but also establish bonds between entire cultures and individual contestants. After an entire year of planning, the organizing committee managed to crystalize their dream: the first CICoM taking place in November 2014, with the participation of 14 Mexican universities and 2 Colombian Universities. Encouraged by the achievements of that year, the students in charge of the event began outlining of CICoM 2015. They were able to contact GEMx and since that year onward,

GEMx at CICoM
 GEMx has proved to be invaluable support for the event, as sponsors and allowing CICoM to grow with their international network.

undergraduate medical students from around the world

Since then, CICoM has become a valuable and innovative tool in medical education and has welcomed universities such as Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (Colombia), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia), Universidad de Manizales (Colombia), Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Universidad de Chile (Chile), University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), University Medical Center Groningen (Holland), Kasturba Medial College (India), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), Obafemi Alowo University Ile-Ife (Nigeria).

This year, CICoM 2017 will take place at Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México on November 15th-17th, a perfect opportunity to broaden your medical knowledge, learn about Mexican culture, and meet the future leaders of medicine from all over the world.  Besides the competition, activities such as workshops on anatomy, histology, surgery, and medical scenario simulation will be imparted. Also a tradition in CICoM, a medical fair with different organizations and medical publishing houses will be carried out simultaneous to the contest.

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Do not let the chance of participating in this event go by! Seize this opportunity to expand your horizons and create memories you will cherish forever! Register now by sending an email to inscripcionescicom@gmail.com . For more information log to http://www.cicomedic.com/ . You can also visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CICOM-1398951420369933/?fref=ts .