The faculty has a number of associations and interest groups of students who are interested in improving the faculty, collaborating on events and communicating with the faculty. Many of them participate in educational events for the public, e.g. in the field of first aid, prevention and spreading awareness about the study offer at the faculty.
IFMSA CZ Plzeň
IFMSA = International Federation of medical students associations is an independent and apolitical institution covering 123 member organizations with more than 1.2 million medical students from more than a hundred countries. IFMSA was founded in 1951 in Copenhagen and is currently the largest and oldest independent medical student organization in the world. It is officially recognized by the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as an international forum for medical students.
IFMSA CZ operates within the Czech Republic at all 8 medical faculties. Each faculty has a so-called local branch, which is represented by the local president and 6 local coordinators. At the national level, there is an annually elected Executive Council consisting of a president, two vice-presidents (for internal and external relations), a housekeeper and a secretary. She is responsible for the running of the entire organization and communicates with local branches. In addition, her task is to present the organization on the international stage.
National projects of IFMSA CZ in Pilsen:
- TBH (Hospital for Teddy Bears) – The aim of the project Hospital for Teddy Bears is to help preschool children get rid of the fear of “white coats”.
- Movember – (named after the mustache + November = Movember) is an annual charity fun campaign aimed at preventing prostate cancer, testicular cancer and promoting men’s health in general.
- WAW – World AIDS Week is a global health campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the threat of HIV infection and AIDS.
- Surgical Suturing – These are surgical suturing workshops for medical students led by experienced surgeons
- WHD – World Health Day (WHD), which has been celebrated annually on the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization on April 7 since 1948, is a series of activities around the world with the common goal of raising awareness of the importance of prevention and global health.
Local projects of IFMSA CZ in Pilsen:
- A smile for everyone – We visit children’s patients at FN Lochotín and want to make their stay in the hospital more pleasant, to allow them to forget about their aches and pains for a while.
- Christmas singing – a traditional event where both students and some professors of our faculty gather. The location will always be specified just before the event. Together we will sing all the most famous and some non-traditional, but still pure Christmas songs.
- Dating and sports course – the so-called Adapter for accepted students of the 1st year of LFP. It takes place every year in September at the Horní Poříčí university camp.
- Faculty Leech – Faculty Leech is an event where medical volunteers donate blood.
Medicus Pilsensis (MEPI)
Who we are?
Medicus Pilsensis (MePi) is an apolitical, voluntary, non-profit organization bringing together students, teachers and graduates of the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen of the Charles University
What do we want?
Our main mission is to bring together young people from among students of medical fields for the purpose of representing their needs and interests, developing student cooperation, supporting educational and scientific activities of students, spreading humanistic ideals, promoting objective social, material and educational interests of students, promotional activities, development and organization of hobby and cultural and sports activities.
Our main projects are Evening Visits – regular lectures with personalities from the ranks of pedagogues at our faculty, as well as other important personalities from the medical environment, we also regularly organize a Medical Beanie and an Infotour for first-year students and then other leisure activities.
Life Saving Support (LSS)
Life Saving Support – Association of voluntary rescuers is a student organization that has been active at the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University since 2007.
We are an association of students and graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and from the University of West Bohemia in the field of Paramedics, who are aware of the importance of pre-hospital emergency care. We do not want to learn the established procedures only in theory, we place the main emphasis on the practical application of the acquired knowledge, whether in the form of regular member meetings, extended extension seminars on specific selected topics, practice interventions or participation in national rescue competitions and tactical exercises.
Our main priority is to spread awareness of first aid and educate ourselves in emergency medicine and disaster medicine. We pass on the acquired experience and knowledge, both to new members of the association and to the public. To fulfill these goals, we regularly organize first aid classes at primary and secondary schools in the Pilsen region, train employees of local companies and cooperate with other institutions, associations and components of the integrated rescue system.
Association of Dentistry Students of the Czech Republic (SSSČR)
The Association of Dental Students of the Czech Republic (SSSČR) is a voluntary non-profit organization. The association is intended for all students of the fields of Dentistry and Stomatology throughout the Czech Republic. The purpose of the establishment in 2000 was to provide students with the possibility of foreign internships.
The current goal is to help students in their professional growth, to offer them the opportunity to diversify their professional and student life, and to create a good collective of the future generation of dentists in our country.
Today we are members of the International Association of Dental Students (IADS), through which we organize exchange stays of our and foreign students. Thanks to this, each of our members can go on an internship abroad. IADS will then issue him a certificate of practice.
Science and research
The Standing Committee on Research and Education (SCORE) was established in 1993 within the IADS International Association of Dental Students. SCORE’s mission is to support the development of clinical, theoretical and research skills in dental students.
Now our organization gives students a unique chance to participate in the research itself, thanks to the international scientific internships organized within the IDRP (International Dental Research Program). 14 countries with unique research projects are now involved in this programme. IDRP works like other exchange stays based on a bilateral agreement.
Students who will have the opportunity to participate in the project will be selected according to their abilities by the head of the project itself. A team of National Scientific Officers and Local Scientific Officers is in charge of the management of the entire program and the smooth running of the internships.
Seminars and lectures
SSSČR represents the interests of students in the professional and lay public. We cooperate with the Czech Dental Chamber. We organize educational events for our members, where we make sure that they can practically try out new materials or procedures. We also try to provide students with discounted entry to seminars and lectures.
We pass on our experience and knowledge through preventive programs such as Healthy Teeth in a Healthy Czech Republic or World Oral Health Day. On these days, students present a wealth of oral hygiene knowledge to the general public, discuss with them, answer their questions, teach them new ways and techniques.
Last but not least, it is our lovely duty to organize social events such as the Dental Ball, the Congress, or On the Waves of Listerine, where the pleasant and the useful are combined. For 5 days, they go down the Vltava and in the evening they train in boating camps.
The association publishes a student magazine, StuDent, twice a year, which is published online and distributed to all members free of charge. This magazine contains professional articles, news, invitations to professional events and posts about internships abroad.
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University community HORA
We are a group of mostly Catholic university students studying in Pilsen (ZČU, LFP UK), who meet regularly every Wednesday from 7 pm for Holy Mass in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Františkánská Street. After the Holy Mass, a program with light refreshments follows from 8 p.m. in the adjacent hall.
The program usually consists of lectures with debate on various moral, philosophical and spiritual topics, but also chats, playing board games, etc.
Each academic year is opened at the beginning of October with the Veni Sancte Mass and ends with the Te Deum Mass at the end of June.
In addition to the weekly Wednesday meetings, the association also organizes various social and sports events, such as the opening weekend Get on event, New Year’s Eve with Hora or the weekly holiday Chill out. In addition, we also go skiing or water skiing on the weekend.
Anyone under the age of 30 can become a member of the association. You can apply for any event of the association, but membership is not a condition for participation in joint events.
Medici v akci
Medici v Akci is a group of people who take care of organizing parties and similar events mainly for LFP UK students. We are only a young organization, the beginnings of which date back to 2012. Our mission is that every event that takes place under the auspices of or in cooperation with our association is unique, and therefore we put as much creativity and ideas into each one as possible.
Our organizing activities are not limited exclusively to events created by us. We like to cooperate not only with other associations, but with the entire faculty. In the past, we participated, for example, in the Representative Ball of the Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Plzeň, the Garden Festival, hockey and football matches, including the after-party. We are also no stranger to cooperation with Medicus Pilsensis and IFMSA associations.
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Are you going to medicine and don’t want to give up hockey? You have a chance with us. We are a university hockey team made up of students from the Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Pilsen and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, playing in the Czech University Ice Hockey League.
International student organization (ISMAP)
Our goal is to create connections between international students and the faculty in order to improve mutual communication. We inform our students and work with the faculty to meet the wishes and needs of the students.
In addition, ISMAP regularly organizes various events, from sports to seminars, and thus fills the free time of foreign students. If you are interested in us, do not hesitate to contact us on Facebook or via email.
Medici na ulici
Medics on the Street is an association of medical students that aims its activities at supporting homeless people. The association ensures the continuous operation of the dispensary, goes out into the field regularly, cooperates with social workers and charitable organizations. The care provided focuses on basic treatment of acute or chronic wounds, health consultations, or efforts to organize needed care. MNU’s work is based primarily on non-judgmental acceptance and empathy. Funding for the project is mainly provided by donations from voluntary donors or charity collections.