Students' International Organizations “The Lebanese
Medical Students' International Committee (LeMSIC)”
LeMSIC is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit student-run organization that represents medical students in Lebanon. It is a full National Member Organization (NMO) of the
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA). LeMSIC was founded in the 1960s by active medical students from the American University of Beirut (AUB).
Unfortunately, with the onset of the Lebanese civil war, all the committees' activities ceased. They were reactivated in 1997, with the launching of the Exchange Program and of the
IFMSA's 6th International HIV/AIDS Summer School. After that milestone-founding year, LeMSIC re-established itself both locally and internationally, and has grown to embrace hundreds of
active medical students in its various standing committees. The participation of BAUFM students in this committee started five years ago, when a small team of ten students from all
academic years, led by Hani Hafez, a third year student at that time, presented a reform to LeMSIC’s Executive Board, to incorporate BAUFM into the Organization, while at the same time,
organizing “Introduction Presentation” to the Faculty Members, staff, and students about LeMSIC as part of a larger association; the IFMSA. Based on that, in addition to the high
students’ contribution throughout that academic year of in Public Health, LeMSIC-BAU team signed their contract with their first Standing Committee, the one related to Public Health in
September 2013. BAUFM incorporation into the organization proved later on to have significantly improved LeMSIC’s productivity, and LeMSIC-BAU team has been leading by example ever since,
as they signed with 5 Standing Committees out of a total of 6 throughout the past few years, while aiming to start SCORE soon (Standing Committee on Research Exchange). Listed below are
some achievements of LeMSIC-BAU:
- More than 360 Students from different all academic levels in BAU are members of LeMSIC-BAU
- A well established Professional Exchange Program in one of our affiliated hospital
(Makassed General Hospital) with more than 30 foreign students over 2 years so far received.
- More than 50 students from BAUFM were given the chance to experience clinicl rotations
through LeMSIC SCOPE Program with different hospitals around the World.
- Many LeMSIC-BAU Teams Members grew up to be elected as national officers and part of
LeMSIC’s National Executive Board; same Board BAU students used to apply for to be part of LeMSIC.
- One of the remarkable achievements is that “Tania Abi Nassif”, BAU student, became National
Officer on Public Health, “Iyad Mohtar” National Officer on Professional Exchange, “Rayya Fayyad” National Officer on Medical Education, and “Lara Ghaddar” is currently the Training
Support Division Director.
LeMSIC-BAU Team gave Pioneers on the International Level as well, as Hani Hafez was appointed by the IFMSA to be the WHO and IFMSA Representative in Public Health of the Eastern
Mediterranean Region “SCOPH EMR- Regional Assistant” for the Year 2014-2015. He was also appointed on the same year, as Representative of IFMSA to lead a delegation in World Conference
on Tobacco and Health (WCTOH) in Abu Dhabi, and had the chance to meet with with WHO Director “Dr.Chang”.
Gender Based Violence
Immunization Awareness Day
Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Suturing IV IM and Lab reading workshop
Word Aids Day
Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Women's day 2016
Diabetes Epilepsy and Lung Cancer Awareness
Be Your Body's Buddy
World AIDS DAY
Golden Gala Dinner