Student Special Interest Group
Student IPE Societies are supported by unified interdisciplinary communities to optimise local, national and international health and wellbeing.
To create platforms for students passionate about healthcare to collaborate, innovate and build healthy communities locally, nationally and internationally.
The World Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare
The World Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare seeks to improve community health and wellbeing by enhancing communication between students passionate about healthcare. The more students understand how to communicate with others outside of their field, cultures, values, and biases, the more they will understand how to apply their studies to the benefit of individual patients and the collective community.
WIFH understands that the act of sharing knowledge is an act of recognizing each others value, dignity, and humanity, and that by cultivating engagement between communities, we can build on our different experiences while also recognizing what makes us the same.
Our four pillars are Learning, Advocacy, Research and Engagement.
- By identifying shared learning opportunities, students can develop deeper understandings of their roles and responsibilities towards their community’s health needs.
- Working together, students can improve their advocacy for the communities they serve locally, nationally and internationally.
- By connecting across disciplines, students can engage in a wide variety of research activities to improve supports and services.
- By engaging with one another socially, students develop valuable professional networks that they carry with them into their careers.
Plan for the next 2 years:
The Impact Journal is a collaborative publication designed to showcase qualitative socially accountable interdisciplinary healthcare initiatives from around the globe in a visually appealing and accessible manner. It is designed to provide students, new graduates, and young professionals with innovative new project ideas and materials. While our focus will be on the aforementioned groups, we believe the Impact Journal will have a broad appeal amongst professionals interested in international healthcare initiatives.
In partnership with ECFMG GEMx, develop a global interdisciplinary exchange network for students through Research exchanges, hospital- based electives & observerships, community placements involving projects addressing local community needs.
The mission behind building National Interdisciplinary Forums for Healthcare (NIFHs) is to expand the WIFH network and be able to create a bigger impact by focusing on smaller communities and local needs. There are several successful NIFHs within the World network that are constantly striving to make a change by hosting events for students in participating universities.
Nicholas Conradi (President)
Sonya Ramondino (Vice President, Internal Affairs)
Divya Gautam (Vice President, External Affairs)
Nicholas Conradi (Medical Doctor)
Nick Conradi is a PhD student at the University of Alberta’s Department of Paediatrics, studying the implementation of a solar powered oxygen delivery system in paediatric wards across rural Uganda. During his medical degree, he founded and grew the Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare model from a local student group at the University of Limerick into a national and global intercollegiate model that now engages students from more than 16 countries.
As the World Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare’s (WIFH) International President and Student Representative to Interprofessional.Global, Nick is working to bring together students from around the world to engage, learn, research, and advocate together for the betterment of their local, national, and international communities.
Aberdeen IPE Society- United Kingdom
The IPE society is a pioneering, award-winning, inter-university society across Aberdeen & Robert Gordon Universities. Inter-professional education is a key outcome emphasized by all regulators of healthcare professions. The IPE society promotes inter-professional learning by facilitating opportunities for health care students to come together in a team based and practical setting. All events are student lead and structured to address a specific topic with students from each health care profession leading workshops to explore their profession’s role within the scenario.
Knowledge And Skills Exchange- University of Birmingham, UK
An inter-professional healthcare society that invites all University of Birmingham Healthcare students to educational, social and volunteering events, promoting inter-professional understanding, communication and relations.
IPE -Interprofessional Education Student Association Qatar
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to develop and facilitate interaction between students of University of Calgary in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, and Qatar University to work together for enhancing collaboration between health care students, create better educational environment and improve patient centered care.
Our vision is to improve the health sector and create a skilled and effective national work force capable of providing high quality health services to help achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
Objectives and Goals
- Create a collaborative environment among the different health majoring student
- Develop and maintain partnerships among students with the different universities in Qatar
- Raise awareness of the roles, values, and scope of the practice between different health care profession
- Enhance communication between undergraduate students from health major universities
- Share knowledge and ideas across all health care professions to facilitate interactions
- Use information systems and technology to exchange knowledge between health major universities
- Work together across all profession to solve problems, cases and address conflicts
- Share decision making and responsibilities among each other
- Build relationships between each other to improve our professional lives after graduation
Members joining the society shall be all those registered as current students in any of the following universities or colleges: University of Calgary in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, and Qatar University. Membership will terminate if the student withdrew from the university/college. If you wish to join please visit our Membership page
Dr. Alla El-Awaisi
College of Pharmacy Alumni Chapter and IPEC Chair
College of Pharmacy, Qatar University.
Fourth-year Pharmacy Student (P-4)
Qatar University, College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy – Qatar University Representatives
PharmD Pharmacy Student
Second Year Pharmacy Student
May Riyad Alasmar
Second Year Pharmacy Student
College of Medicine – Qatar University Representatives
College of Health Sciences – Qatar University Representatives
Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar Representatives
Second Year Medical Student
University of Calgary – Qatar Representatives
College of North Atlantic – Qatar Representative
Occupational Health and Safety Student
Aliansi Organisasi Mahasiswa Kesehatan Indonesia/ Indonesian health Profession Student Associations Alliance
AMOKI aims to create collaboration between health students to improve the health status of the Indonesian people. The Indonesian Health Student Organization Alliance (AOMKI) is the only forum that houses nine Indonesian health (Ormawa) student organizations consisting of : ISMK; PSMKGI; ISMKMI; IKAMABI; ILMAGI; ILMIKI; ISMAFARSI; CIMSA, and AMSA. The alliance of Indonesian health student organizations has a long history, starting with the launch of the HPEQ Student program initiated by the Ministry of Research and Technology and the nine student organisations in 2010 and ending in 2014. The end of the HPEQ Student was the first step towards the formation of AOMKI. AOMKI was born with the great commitment of the leaders of Indonesian health organisations so that on December 4, 2014 AOMKI was officially established.
One way to prevent medical errors is to work in teams. The practice of patient-centered collaboration and interprofessional education is the key to creating effective health services and improving patient outcomes. To produce health workers who are able to collaborate in the service setting, the concept of interprofessional education needs to be instilled early on to students and young health professionals by giving a real exposure to the concept of interprofessional practice in accordance with interprofessional education competencies.
- make collaborative education a basic principle in the work program to be implemented.
- establish unity among the Health Student Organizations Association (IOMS) as a human being who lives and implements the values contained in health sciences and becomes a vehicle for the movement of health students who are influential in the business process of achieving Indonesian Health .
- conducting studies and advocacy
The committee is a combination of several representatives from each organisation. The Alliance Coordinator is an organisation of health students / ioms agreed by all organizations at the time of the summit. The coordinator together with the deputy coordinator will coordinate directly with the leadership of the organisation and the Board of Trustee in making decisions and carrying out work programs. The alliance coordinator is assisted by a deputy coordinator, executive secretary, treasurer and two coordinators on issues.