2023 State of the Union Report
We are pleased to report that MeSAGE had a successful year in 2022, with numerous accomplishments to celebrate. Read our report below.
The Student-Driven Medical Education Revolution Continues
First and foremost, MeSAGE welcomed the Federation of African Medical Students' Associations (FAMSA) as a new member in 2022. This partnership will help MeSAGE expand its reach and impact on a global scale, as FAMSA represents medical students from across Africa.
New Collections on Digital Health and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are also excited to have launched two new Brick collections of digital learning modules, covering DEI and Digital Health. These Bricks provide a framework for medical students to learn about and address the complex issues facing healthcare today.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bricks focus on the social determinants of health and healthcare disparities, while the Digital Health Bricks focus on the innovative use of technologies and data in healthcare. Both of these collections are designed to empower medical students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact in the world of healthcare.
MeSAGE on the March
The momentum from the successful launch of these collections was carried forward to two major conferences in the medical education community - the International Association of Medical School Educators (IAMSE) meeting in Denver and the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) meeting in Lyon, France. At both of these conferences, MeSAGE had the opportunity to connect with other medical student organizations and share its work with a wider audience.
At the AMEE meeting, MeSAGE was able to connect with members from the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), the European Medical Students' Association (EMSA), and the AMEE Student Task Force. This was a valuable opportunity to share and refine the alliance's long-term strategy.
MeSAGE also led a well-attended session on Building a Competency-Based Approach Towards Student Engagement in Medical Education. This session provided valuable insights and best practices for promoting student engagement in the classroom. In addition, the alliance presented a short communication that introduced the new Digital Health collection of Bricks, which generated a lot of interest among attendees.
In addition to these conferences, MeSAGE also engaged in numerous other activities throughout the year to advance our mission. We held webinars and workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from DEI to Brick Development Training. We also continued to work closely with our member organizations to share resources and collaborate on initiatives.
Overall, MeSAGE has had a productive and successful year in 2022, and we are committed to continuing our work towards improving healthcare education and empowering medical students to make a positive impact in the world of healthcare. We look forward to building on our accomplishments and making even more progress in the coming year.
“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
Learn how you can get involved by contacting our MeSAGE Director, Dr. Aliye Runyan.