Why do I just keep getting excited when I tell someone about what we do in public health at IFMSA-Spain?
When someone asks me about what we do, I typically answer: "I am a medicine student". But, what is that exactly? Are you someone who spends at least 6 hours in a classroom, but who has never heard from the estigmatización caused by tuberculosis? Are you someone who knows all the details about the treatment of diabetes but has never thought of the implications of actually suffering it? Are you someone who has no time to attend a workshop about access to essential treatments, but who spends three daily hours in the faculty's cantine playing cards? If you want to believe the opposite, just keep reading...
We are something more than all of that. In order to keep the health basket free of holes, the osier must be properly woven and if we are potential doctors, we must be people first. Having contact with our colleagues and society is imperative to understand and help each other. That is why IFMSA-Spain is all about exposing, debating, exchanging, learning, collaborating, participating, teaching, trying, obtaining and working for the best Health for Everybody.
Laura Valcarce Rial