Izmir University of Economics (IUE) hosted a three-day camp for the members of the Turkish Medical Students Association. The camp aimed to allow students self-develop and get information about internship opportunities, and research exchange. Almost 150 medical students across the nation received detailed information on crisis management, leadership, activity planning, team dynamics, and time management subjects. In addition, a session on universal health coverage was held as part of the training camp. Following the session, students divided into two groups and debated. Students, who attended the camp on 19-21 August had a chance to know each other and exchanged ideas regarding future goals.
“It will help students self-improve”
Gülçe Özkayahan, Director of Internship Exchange Task Force of IUE Medical Students Association, stated that the meeting they hosted had been very fruitful. Özkayahan said, “Internship exchange and research exchange, two of the six task forces of the Turkish Medical Students Association, addressed all the subjects in details students need throughout the 3-day camp. Fellow medical students got an idea about what they should be doing for a productive and successful academic year. For example, they will be able to benefit from the technical facilities, laboratories of different universities as part of the research exchange among medical students. This helps broaden their horizon regarding their profession as a physician. We addressed this issue during the training camp. We will continue to hold events that will contribute to students’ developments.”