ScholarRx announced a new partnership with FAMSA, the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations. FAMSA is contributing to the improvement of medical education in Africa by building a strong network of medical students who are responsive to the current and emerging global health issues facing the medical profession.
As a result of this partnership, FAMSA becomes a charter member of ScholarRx’s Medical Student Alliance for Global Education, or MeSAGE. MeSAGE empowers student organizations with the tools and expertise to build educational content that is often missing from standard health sciences curriculum.
This partnership will focus on developing curriculum on platforms and policies that are critical to FAMSA, including:
- Global Health Equity
- Fostering Regional and International Cooperation
- Preparing Future Educators and Researchers
Along with helping to drive and develop this curriculum, FAMSA members will be granted access to these materials through the Rx Bricks digital learning system developed by ScholarRx, including the new Rx Bricks Create authoring platform.
Yankuba Jabbie, FAMSA’s president, says, “As a network of African medical students’ associations which has member education and exposure to global standards of learning and practice as top priorities, we are excited to partner with ScholarRx to avail our members the opportunity to learn, share, and contribute to the advancement of medical education in Africa, which will have a cumulative impact on a global scale.”
Dr. Tao Le, founder and CEO of ScholarRx, comments, “Through MeSAGE, we are excited to partner with FAMSA to address deep education needs at a global level and to help future physicians in Africa define, build, and share the key content that may be missing from the standard curriculum.”
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 1.4 million medical students in over 130 countries, from partners including:
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
- American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
- American Physician Scientists Association
- Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) International
- European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA)
- International Federation of Medical Students’? Associations
- PHI DELTA EPSILON MEDICAL FRATERNITY
- Student National Medical Association
- Student Network Organization
- Student Osteopathic Medical Association