MeSAGE

The Medical Student Alliance for Global Education

A global collaboration of student organizations working together to lead the next wave of the medical education revolution.

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A Student–Driven
Medical Education Revolution

ScholarRx founded MeSAGE in 2019 with the aim of empowering different student organizations with the tools and training that allow them to work together to close educational gaps. Traditional med school curriculum doesn’t cover important areas such as health equity, diversity and inclusion, or social justice.

Using the revolutionary digital learning library, Rx Bricks, we are building interactive digital modules known as “Bricks” that will address a wide range of topics, from health equity and human rights to medical education and digital health. Together, we aim to leverage the expertise and passion of students to develop engaging and instructionally sound medical education content that fosters:

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Cultural Competence
  • Health Equity
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“Through MeSAGE, we are excited to partner with leading student organizations to address educational needs at a global and societal level and help medical students define, build, and learn the key content that may be missing from the standard curriculum.”

— Dr. Tao Le, Founder and CEO, ScholarRx

Better Together

Getting medical students involved in the design and development of their education has many evidence-based benefits.

Student involvement is good for:

  • The Curriculum: Medical students are able to bring their unique perspective to the table.
  • The Student: Medical students develop the skills needed to become impactful educators.
  • The Educator: Both the quality and quantity of student engagement is boosted.
  • The World: Future physicians are better prepared for the challenges they will face in their practices.
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Our Partners

MeSAGE is the largest student-driven curriculum alliance on the planet, composed of student organizations from different regions of the world. Our members represent over 1 million medical students in over 120 countries, from partners including:

We are working to expand the network of MeSAGE partners to include medical student organizations that represent all regions of the world.

Every module goes through a rigorous development process that includes:

  • Shared needs assessment
  • Shared learning objectives
  • Shared content development
  • Shared implementation
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MeSAGE Curricular Roadmap

Students, schools, and institutions from around the world can use our open-access MeSAGE curriculum on RxBricks for free.

Topic AreaPlanned Delivery Date
Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsAvailable NOW!
Student as EducatorAvailable NOW!
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionWinter 2022
Digital HealthWinter 2022
Social Accountability2022
Climate Change and Health2022
Health Policy and Advocacy2022
Leadership and Management Skills2022

Student as Educator

The latest MeSAGE collection addresses concepts that medical students need to understand in order to become a skilled educator. Topics include:

Access the Free Student as Educator Bricks

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

MeSAGE released its first collection in 2020, covering the critical area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Topics include:

Access the Free SRHR Bricks

Join Us

Learn how you can get involved by contacting our MeSAGE Director, Dr. Aliye Runyan.