The winner of the Erik Holst MM2018 GA Scholarship announced

Dear applicants for the Erik Holst MM2018 GA Scholarship,

Dear IFMSA Alumni,

Dear IFMSA members worldwide,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results from the evaluation of all applications for the MM2018 Scholarship, provided by the Prof. Erik Holst Fund to a promising medical student, member of IFMSA, in order to cover some part (if not all) of the expenses for his/her participation at the IFMSA General Assembly – March Meeting 2018 in Egypt.

We received 69 applications in total, 69 excellent applications from all 5 IFMSA Regions. After a thorough, 2-rounds-long evaluation that lasted 10 days, we finally reached to the winner, who is:

Mr. Phillip T. CHIGIYA from Zimbabwe!

Congratulations!

The Board of Directors of the Fund will be in touch with him in the following days in order to arrange properly how the scholarship will be received by its beneficiary.

We would like to take this opportunity and provide you with full details on how the whole evaluation procedure took place, in terms of transparency.

The Fund first announced the call for applications for the scholarship on November 18th, 2017 over the IFMSA General server, Erik Holst Facebook page and erikholstfund.com and provided a timespan of almost 2 weeks for receiving applications online. The first announcement was also posted on various IFMSA-related Facebook groups, and was followed by 1 reminder as the deadline approached. The deadline for receiving applications expired on December 1st, 2017 at 23:59 (GMT/UTC). The application procedure was done at our website erikholstfund.com by filling in an online application form, which included a CV and a Motivation Letter of each applicant as a prerequisite for application submission. Through these two texts, we would be able to better become acquainted with each candidate and take a thorough look into their aspirations from their possible participation in the GA, their vision of IFMSA and themselves in it, as well as their background and achievements both academic, professional and personal. As the scholarship aims mainly in students who cannot attend the GA due to financial constraints, special attention was given to any relevant information provided by the applicant. Applicants that haven’t attended a GA before, and those who had previously applied for our scholarship programme were also seen in a more favorable way.

After the 1st round of evaluation, a ranking list of all applicants was determined. Then, all applicants were arranged according to IFMSA Region and the first 2 of each Region were chosen, which provided us with a list of 15 finalists in total, because we encountered ties in some Regions. Then, a 2nd round of evaluation followed, starting with these 15 finalists, which led us to the final ranking list that gave the winner of the scholarship.

Finally, we would like to thank once again all those who applied, especially those who made it to the list of the finalists. We are sorry that we could not give more scholarships this time, but hopefully we will be able to do so for the next GA, that is the AM2018! We do encourage all of the applicants to reapply next time, when the call for applications is released! We will be happy to receive your applications once again when time comes!

Check our website erikholstfund.com for more news & updates on the GA Scholarships and other upcoming grants, as we will be enriching its content soon, after the scholarship is received, as we shall be following our grantee Mr. CHIGIYA and his experience at the IFMSA GA- MM2018!

Kind regards,
Konstantinos M. Roditis
Chair, Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors: Konstantinos Roditis (Chair), Yon Chong (Secretary), Stefan Buttigieg (External Relations Officer), and Carlos Acosta (IFMSA President).

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Alumni Partners: Ljiljana Lukic, Giacomo Cinelli,  Ahmet Murt

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Call for Applications for the Erik Holst MM2018 GA Scholarship!

IFMSA MM2018 Egypt

IFMSA General Assembly – March Meeting 2018, Egypt

Dear IFMSA medical students worldwide,

  • Are you a medical student and a member of IFMSA?
  • Are you involved in IFMSA activities locally?
  • Do you consider yourself a promising leader in your community?
  • Are you interested in participating in an IFMSA General Assembly (GA)?
  • Will 500€ enable your participation?

Then, this is your chance!

APPLY NOW for the “Erik Holst MM2018 GA Scholarship”

Logo of MM2018

Logo of IFMSA – MM2018, Egypt

IFMSA GA Scholarship – In particular

Awarded to promising GA attendees from any IFMSA member-country. The award recognizes the contributions the students have made at a local level and their potential to contribute to the activities of IFMSA. Many students cannot attend the GA because lack of financial resources and unfortunately the excitement and inspiration of this conference is therefore closed off to them. The PEHF wants to open the door a little wider for these students. This will help those interested participate in the GA and can only strengthen the spirit of the GA.

Call for Applications

The “Erik Holst MM2018 GA Scholarship” will be 500€ and will be awarded to one (1) medical student, to be used ONLY for participation at the IFMSA GA – March Meeting 2018 in Egypt.

Those interested, please fill-in the application form online, making sure you provide data for all required questions. Do not forget to provide your CV and motivation letter at the end. These will mostly define the applicant who will be awarded the scholarship. After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail from PEHF informing you of the successful submission of your application. Make sure to visit http://www.erikholstfund.com regularly for updates on the application review process.

DEADLINE for receiving applications: 1 December 2017, 23:59 GMT

The deadline above will be strictly followed, as the PEHF Board must take the necessary time to review all applications, within the time constraints set by the MM2018 Organizing Committee:

Early Registration:

Opens on November 15th 2017 (15/11/2017) at 00:01 GMT.
Closes on December 15th 2017 (15/12/2017) at 23:59 GMT.

Deadline to complete the Early Registration payment on December 20th 2017 (20/12/2017) at 23:59 GMT.

Late Registration:

Opens on December 15th 2017 (15/12/2017) at 00:01 GMT.
Closes on January 15th 2018 at (15/01/2018) 23:59 GMT.

Deadline to complete the Late Registration payment on January 20th 2018 (20/01/2018) at 23:59 GMT.

Cancellation and Substitution Deadlines:

Cancellation before January 31st 2018 (31/01/2018) 23:59 GMT – Full refund
Cancellation before February 7th 31st 2018 (31/01/2018) 23:59 GMT – 50% refund
Cancellation After February 7th 2018 (07/02/2018) – No refund
Substitution must be before February 10th 2018 (10/02/2018) at 23:59 GMT

Source: http://www.mm2018egypt.com/mm2018egypt/registration/

The applicant selected will be informed by e-mail with instructions how to receive the scholarship. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address. The name of the awardee will also be announced online at http://www.erikholstfund.com

Don’t miss your chance to apply for our scholarship!
Don’t miss your chance to attend the IFMSA GA – March Meeting 2018
Don’t miss your chance to make a difference for you and your local community!

APPLY NOW!

Prof. Erik Holst Fund – “Giving back something for what IFMSA has given us”

On behalf of the Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors,

Kostas Roditis,

Chair

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Logo of IFMSA – MM2018, Egypt

Questions on the application process?

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS JUST A FORM TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS! IT IS NOT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM! PLEASE CLICK ON “APPLY FOR A GRANT” FROM THE TOP MENU, OR CLICK ON ANY “APPLY NOW” LINK MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE CALL!

For any questions you may have on the application process, you may always contact us at Prof. Erik Holst Fund by filling-in the following contact form:

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS JUST A FORM TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS! IT IS NOT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM! PLEASE CLICK ON “APPLY FOR A GRANT” FROM THE TOP MENU, OR CLICK ON ANY “APPLY NOW” LINK MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE CALL!

Meet Patrick Rene Archimed Djabou!

Meet Patrick Rene Archimed Djabou from Burkina Faso!

He is the 6th-year medical student studying at the University Professor Joseph KI ZERBO/Health Department in Burkina Faso, who has been awarded with the 5th GA Scholarship in the history of our Fund  to travel to Arusha, Tanzania for the IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017 representing his country and AEM-Burkina Faso, of which he is the current NMO President.

Patrick Rene Archimed was chosen among 49 applicants for the scholarship, according to his background, expertise and motivation. The amount of €500 of scholarship money has partially covered Patrick’s expenses for registering and traveling to the AM2017 in Tanzania to meet with friends and colleagues studying Medicine from all over the world!

Learn more about Patrick Rene Archimed, by reading through his CV, as well as his Letter of Motivation.

CURRICULUM VITAE

GIVEN NAME

Patrick René Archimed DJABOU

DATE OF BIRTH

20/09/1991

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Burkina Faso

MEDICAL SCHOOL/FACULTY OF STUDY

University Professor Joseph KI ZERBO/Health Department, Burkina Faso

ASSOCIATIVE EXPERIENCE IN IFMSA AND IN MY NMO

2012-2013:
-SCOPH, General Secretary in Burkina Faso’s NMO
-Best African Project at ARM (Addis Abeba) with the project on “Tuberculosis in jail” at Ouagadougou 2013-2014: National public health Officer of AEM/BF
2015-2016:
– General Secretary of AEM/BF
28th April – 8th March 2016:
– Attendance to IFMSA March meeting 2016 in Malta
– Participation of Training about Disaster Medicine at Pre GA in Malta -Participation of trainings on capacity building and project management at the march meeting 2016.
2016-2017:
– Burkina Faso NMO President
-Communication and Publication Director for African Regional meeting (ARM) 2016
-Coordinator of national preparatory meeting for the elaboration of “Ouagadougou declaration” on climate change
-Coordinator of the elaboration of AEM-Burkina Faso strategic plan 2017-2019
Informatics skills Good knowledge on: Google apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts), Microsoft Office, Skype

LANGUAGES

English (speaking and writing) : Level : Good French (Speaking and writing : Level : Very Good Local languages : Gourounsi and Mooré : Level : Very good

LETTER OF MOTIVATION

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Association is a great family where any medical students can improve his leadership and capacity building.
Despite of this opportunity medical students from africa have difficulties to express themeselves in the federation.Between these difficulties we have the GAs attendance.
My motivation to apply for Erik Holst Fund in order to attend the august meeting is all about passion and responsibility to give back to a region that I bear in my heart.
When I joined AEM Burkina, I could not imagine how far this will take me to. I was passionate about interacting with people and sharing medical knowledge. I quickly started learning how to work in a team to design, plan, and execute a project. Patience, active listening, and open mindedness were core elements I developed.
I was elected National Public Health Officer (NPO), General Secretary (GS), and I am currently the President of our amazing National Medical Organization (NMO). Each stage was again a learning opportunity.
Today, there is a tremendous opportunity to take this experience to world level, to serve our region.
Many reasons explain my appilcation for this fund

  1. I am the NMO President and I want to get more informations about IFMSA and I will share my experience with the others members of my NMO when I will be back in my country.
  2. The worst economical situation of my country
  3. It’s one of rare GA in Africa and it will be very helpful because of the accessibility of the visa.
  4. There are few members of my NMO that have attended to IFMSA’s General Assemblies before and the our NMO had not reprsentative in the two previous GAs.
  5. It will be an opportunity to meet and learn from other highly motivated Medical Students worldwide.
  6. It is with excitement that I am applying, knowing that if I am given the opportunity, I can contribute to make african region and my NMO strong for us and for the next generation.

We have a winner for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA scholarship!

Dear applicants for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship,

Dear IFMSA Alumni,

Dear IFMSA members worldwide,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results from the evaluation of all applications for the AM2017 Scholarship, provided by the Prof. Erik Holst Fund to a promising medical student, member of IFMSA, in order to cover some part (if not all) of the expenses for his/her participation at the IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017 in Tanzania.

We received 49 applications in total, 49 excellent applications from all 5 IFMSA Regions. After a thorough, 2-rounds-long evaluation that lasted 10 days, we finally reached to the winner, who is:

Mr. Patrick René Archimed DJABOU from Burkina Faso!

Congratulations!

The Board of Directors of the Fund will be in touch with him in the following days in order to arrange properly how the scholarship will be received by its beneficiary.

We would like to take this opportunity and provide you with full details on how the whole evaluation procedure took place, in terms of transparency.

The Fund first announced the call for applications for the scholarship on April 17th, 2017 over the IFMSA General server, Erik Holst Facebook page and erikholstfund.com and provided a timespan of 2 weeks for receiving applications online. The first announcement was also posted on various IFMSA-related Facebook groups, and was followed by 1 reminder as the deadline approached. The deadline for receiving applications expired on May 1st, 2017 at 23:59 (GMT/UTC). The application procedure was done at our website erikholstfund.com by filling in an online application form, which included a CV and a Motivation Letter of each applicant as a prerequisite for application submission. Through these two texts, we would be able to better become acquainted with each candidate and take a thorough look into their aspirations from their possible participation in the GA, their vision of IFMSA and themselves in it, as well as their background and achievements both academic, professional and personal. As the scholarship aims mainly in students who cannot attend the GA due to financial constraints, special attention was given to any relevant information provided by the applicant. Applicants that haven’t attended a GA before, and those who had previously applied for our scholarship programme were also seen in a more favorable way.

After the 1st round of evaluation, a ranking list of all applicants was determined. Then, all applicants were arranged according to IFMSA Region and the first 2 of each Region were chosen, which provided us with a list of 12 finalists in total, because we encountered ties in some Regions. Then, a 2nd round of evaluation followed, starting with these 12 finalists, which led us to the final ranking list that gave the winner of the scholarship.

Finally, we would like to thank once again all those who applied, especially those who made it to the list of the finalists. We are sorry that we could not give more scholarships this time, but hopefully we will be able to do so for the next GA, that is the AM2018! We do encourage all of the applicants to reapply next time, when the call for applications is released! We will be happy to receive your applications once again when time comes!

Check our website erikholstfund.com for more news & updates on the GA Scholarships and other upcoming grants, as we will be enriching its content soon, after the scholarship is received, as we shall be following our grantee Mr. DJABOU and his experience at the IFMSA GA- AM2017!

Kind regards,
Konstantinos M. Roditis
Chair, Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors: Konstantinos Roditis (Chair), Yon Chong (Secretary), Stefan Buttigieg (External Relations Officer), Xaviour Walker (Advisor) and Omar Cherkaoui (IFMSA President).

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Alumni Partners: Ljiljana Lukic, Giacomo Cinelli

Call for applications for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship!

AM2017 Tanzania

AM2017 Tanzania

 

Dear IFMSA medical students worldwide,

 

  • Are you a medical student and a member of IFMSA?
  • Are you involved in IFMSA activities locally?
  • Do you consider yourself a promising leader in your community?
  • Are you interested in participating in an IFMSA General Assembly (GA)?
  • Will 500€ enable your participation?

Then, this is your chance!

APPLY NOW for the “Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship”

AM2017 Tanzania

IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017

 

IFMSA GA Scholarship – In particular

Awarded to promising GA attendees from any IFMSA member-country. The award recognizes the contributions the students have made at a local level and their potential to contribute to the activities of IFMSA. Many students cannot attend the GA because lack of financial resources and unfortunately the excitement and inspiration of this conference is therefore closed off to them. The PEHF wants to open the door a little wider for these students. This will help those interested participate in the GA and can only strengthen the spirit of the GA.

Call for Applications

The “Erik Holst MM2017 GA Scholarship” will be 500€ and will be awarded to one (1) medical student, to be used ONLY for participation at the IFMSA GA – August Meeting 2017 in Tanzania.

Those interested, please fill-in the application form online, making sure you provide data for all required questions. Do not forget to provide your CV and motivation letter at the end. These will mostly define the applicant who will be awarded the scholarship. After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail from PEHF informing you of the successful submission of your application. Make sure to visit http://www.erikholstfund.com regularly for updates on the application review process.

DEADLINE for receiving applications: 1 May 2017, 23:59 GMT

The deadline above will be strictly followed, as the PEHF Board must take the necessary time to review all applications, within the time constraints set by the AM2017 Organizing Committee:

 

Early registration

Opens on Saturday, 15th April 2017 at 00:01 GMT
Closes on Monday, 15th May 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Late Registration

Opens on Tuesday,16th May 2017 at 00:01 GMT
Closes on Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Pre GA and Post GA registration deadline Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Substitutions and cancellations

Cancellation before 30th June 2017 – Full refund
Cancellation before 9th July 2017 – 50% refund
Cancellation after 10th July 2017 – no refund
Substitution before 15th July 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Source: http://am2017tanzania.com

 

The applicant selected will be informed by e-mail with instructions how to receive the scholarship. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address. The name of the awardee will also be announced online at http://www.erikholstfund.com

Don’t miss your chance to apply for our scholarship!
Don’t miss your chance to attend the IFMSA GA – August Meeting 2017
Don’t miss your chance to make a difference for you and your local community!

APPLY NOW!

Prof. Erik Holst Fund – “Giving back something for what IFMSA has given us”

On behalf of the Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors,

Kostas Roditis,

Chair

AM2017 Tanzania

IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017

 

Questions on the application process?

For any questions you may have on the application process, you may always contact us at Prof. Erik Holst Fund by filling-in the following contact form:

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS JUST A FORM TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS! IT IS NOT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM! PLEASE CLICK ON “APPLY FOR A GRANT” FROM THE TOP MENU, OR CLICK ON ANY “APPLY NOW” LINK MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE CALL!

Meet Dana Shubat!

Meet Dana Shubat from Syria!

Dana Shubat

Dana Shubat, our 4th awardee

She is the 5th-year medical student studying at the University of Damascus in Syria who has been awarded with the 4th GA Scholarship in the history of our Fund, and is currently getting ready to travel to Budva, Montenegro for the IFMSA General Assembly – March Meeting 2017 representing her country and SMSA-Syria, of which she has been the founder!

Dana was chosen among 94 excellent applicants for the scholarship, according to her background, expertise and motivation. The amount of €500 of scholarship money will partially cover Dana’s expenses for registering and traveling to the MM2017 in Montenegro to meet with friends and colleagues studying Medicine from all over the world!

Learn more about Dana, by reading through her CV, as well as her letter of Motivation.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Dana Diab Shubat
Date of Birth: 1/1/1994

Medical student – year of 2018
Coach at Special Olympics, poet, programmer and a volunteer.
Founder and current president of SMSA-Syria.

– Languages :
• Arabic : native language
Speaking and writing 10/10

• English
Speaking and Writing 9/10

• French
Speaking and Writing 6/10

• Sign language
10/10
Education
• Self-Study Stanford courses In order to be specified by an examination, Sponsorship programming, 2015 – 2018
• Damascus University Bachelor’s degree, Medicine, 2012 – 2018 Grade: 5th
• Syrian Olympic committee First Coach, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, 2011 – 2013
• Syrian Information association programmer, Computer Programming, 2009 – 2012
• Business Administrative student at University of the People, California, Virtual.

IFMSA
• Founded SMSA (Syrian Medical Students’ Association) 2016.
• Wrote bylaws, constitution.
• Designed the structure style of SMSA.
• was elected as the president for 2016.
• Organized workshops to teach national officers : ( annual plan writing, project management, financial management, official contacting skills, language skills)
• Organized proposals of unique workshops sent to the Regional directing team.
Establishing Syrian medical students’ associations in Syria was a dream I believed in and worked so hard to make it come true!
I started with only one person, we were only two, and now we are a structure of 80 directors in 6 Standing committees representing 5 local medical schools and 18000 Syrian medical students.

Professional Certificates:
• Swimming referee.
• Organizer and participant at “Akwan” festival to support Arabic language.
• Physiotherapy course Union Cycliste Internationale
• Academic Writing in medicine workshop Damascus University December 2015
• 8 volunteering hours in Scratch day Abkar planet association
• First class swimming coach Syrian Olympics Committee 2012
• ILS (Intermediate Life Support) provided by European Resuscitation Council License 963-16-135571-06-06 April 2016 to April 2021
• Academic research writing. Damascus University February 2016
• Web developer diploma November 2007
• Aqua lifeguard and first aid Syrian Swimming Federation April 2011
• Brown Belt – Karate Syrian Karate federation August 2006

Cultural Achievements
• I am a poet (write my own poems in formal Arabic ) who gives poetry evenings since 2010 in the cultural centers in Damascus and Syria.
• Certificate in participation in the Youth Cultural festivals 2009-2010
• Writing and directing a cultural show about “Jobran Khalil Jobran”.
• Certificate in winning the cultural competition for a publishing center in Beirut 2009

*** video show for a part of a poetry evening by me : 

Sport Achievements :
• Golden medal and first place in all Triathlon National Championships from 2007 until 2015.
• 2 Silver medals in Arabic tournament in Egypt in 2007 – Pentathlon
• A golden medal in the international Europe championship in Kutahya-Turkey 2009
• Owns the Brown Belt in Karate.
• The best player in shooting during a pentathlon competition with result 187/200
• Owns Golden, silver and Bronz different medals in swimming competitions ( Freestyle – breaststroke – butterfly – IM ) in years : 2005 to 2010
• Coach of the national swimming and roller skating teams in Special Olympics ( my team got 13 medals in swimming and 4 in roller skating in the last tournament )

Scientific Achievements :
• Videoing, montaging and directing the Anatomy video series in medicine faculty in Damascus University.
• Translating the Scientific reference ” Common Symptoms Answer Guide A-Z” to Arabic.
• Designing and publishing the first Anatomy Atlas with two languages together ” Latin and Arabic” with a group named ATP
• I was honored to be the first person who applies and invent DIY MED (Do It Yourself – Medical activities) in Syria.
• Supervisor on Medical Wikipedia in Syria.
• Local Ted scientific talker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjutZ4JdjBc
• Scientific papers about to be published.

Skills
• Speaking Sign language.
• organizing workshops
• ” Wiki ” technology.
• Programming languages ( Scratch , C++, Java)
• Supervisor and coordinator of MHS (Med Head Start) team that helps young medicine students to evolve themselves.
• Writing medical lectures in AMAZON medical library.
• Ted talker.
• Participant in UN projects for women and children.

Volunteering :
• A volunteer coach in Special Olympics for swimming and roller skating.
• A volunteer in UN virtual activities.
• A volunteer in “Sae’ed = help ” charity project.
• A volunteer in Syrian Environmental Association.
• A volunteer in ” Ayady Khadra = Green hands ” group in Damascus university.
• A volunteer at Med Head Start team.
• A volunteer at Anatomy Techno Photographers team.

Experience
• Freelance Writer at Osama Magazine for kids March 2016 – Present
• Freelance Translator at Free lance September 2015 – Present.
• Graphic Designer at Free lance December 2014 – Present .
• Lecturer (Introducing Juniors to Med school) at Damascus University November 2013 • Founder at Hackerspace August 2013 – Present.
• Volunteer at Syrian Environmental Association July 2013 – Present.
• International Volunteer at United Nations youth program April 2013 – Present
• Writer, Editor at Amazon Medical Library September 2012 – Present
• Writing lectures for medical students, translating scientific referees.
• Lecture Organizer at Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University September 2012 – Present
• Development Volunteer at Med Head Start September 2012 – Present.

Participations :
• Organizing and participating in “Nizar Kabbany” and “Mahmoud Darwish” events.
• Participating in spreading biking culture in Damascus.
• Judge in regional Special Olympics games 2010.
• Coach in regional Special Olympics games for Middle East and south Africa 2015.
Recognized achievements:
• Awarded with TOYP (Top Outstanding Youth Persons) by JCI (Junior Chamber International) for 2016.
• One of the only three women triathletes with hijab worldwide.
• TEDx Women speaker at the first TEDx women event in Syria 2016.

• Speaker at “Hakeem stage” the platform of creative medical students and doctors.
• Motivational speaker.

Talents :
• Play Organ.
• Writing poems in formal Arabic ( 78 vertical poems and 66 free poems )
• Montaging
• Directing
• Computer programming

Travels
• United States of America
• Jordan
• Egypt
• Turkey
Links :
TEDx talk :


http://espn.go.com/specialolympics/story/_/id/13361528/anwar-smaka-special-olympics-world-games-adventure-syrian-team
http://www.esyria.sy/edamascus/index.php?p=stories&category=face&filename=201412250039021

 

 


http://riadi.alwehda.gov.sy/_print_veiw.asp?FileName=50346925120090502111508
http://thawraonline.sy/index.php/youth-and-universities-list/88321-2015-11-29-12-12-10
http://thawra.sy/_archive.asp?FileName=86893414220140323192631
http://alitihad.org/ithadSite/view/printView.php?id=1967
http://www.sana.sy/?p=340761
http://sy-alhayat.com/?p=1422

social media :

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LETTER OF MOTIVATION

Since the war started in Syria, my family’s financial position has drastically changed the same as the country’s. We lost our house and all of properties and found ourselves in the mid of destruction, nowhere to go, no direction to select!
It was the same year within it I have been accepted to study medicine at Damascus University. It was a dream that came true but in very different circumstances than what I have always been dreaming of. I saw a chance, a smooth line of light that can lead me to make a positive change. I started to do workshops, events and activities to put a hand in medical students’ hands and recreate our reality, we discovered very soon that there is still too much to learn and to give.
In 2015 I knew about IFMSA, I can’t describe how motivated was I when I received a reply for my enrollment request saying that we are welcomed. In the next day, I started to create SMSA (Syrian Medical Students’ Association).
I started with only one person, we were only two, and now we are a structure of 80 active directors in 6 Standing committees.
Reaching 5 medical schools of Syria was not easy, as many of the areas are not safe, we managed to meet in dangerous circumstances but deep inside, all what we believed in, was the future of medicine in Syria to-be-made by Syrian Medical Students.
I believe IFMSA supports those who are thirsty to learn and achieve, therefore I’m confident my letter will find you understanding and supportive.
If I was honored and got ERIK Holst scholarship, and made it to MM2017, I will meet with other NMOs’ presidents and members and learn from their experiences. I will share all what i have learnt through my IFMSA an personal career track and sure implement what I learn in my plan, and make sure I use it when I get back to my home country to transfer all what i learnt and build on it. Because as a medical student, there is no better way to put a hand in building our Syria than to be in IFMSA-SYRIA.
Respect,

Dana Shubat

AND THE WINNER OF THE ERIK HOLST MM2017 GA SCHOLARSHIP IS…

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Dear applicants for the Erik Holst MM2017 Scholarship,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results from the evaluation of all applications for the MM2017 Scholarship, provided by the Prof. Erik Holst Fund to a promising medical student, member of IFMSA, in order to cover some part (if not all) of the expenses for his/her participation at the IFMSA General Assembly – March Meeting 2017 in Montenegro.

We received 94 applications in total, which is a historical record for us, 94 excellent applications from all 5 IFMSA Regions. After a thorough, 2-rounds-long evaluation that lasted a week, we finally reached to the winner, who is:

Ms. Dana SHUBAT from Syria!

Congratulations!

The Board of Directors of the Fund will be in touch with her in the following days in order to arrange properly how the scholarship will be received by its beneficiary.

We would like to take this opportunity and provide you with full details on how the whole evaluation procedure took place, in terms of transparency.

The Fund first announced the call for applications for the scholarship on November 6th, 2016 over the IFMSA General server, Erik Holst Facebook page and erikholstfund.com and provided a timespan of 4 weeks for receiving applications online. The first announcement was also posted on various IFMSA-related Facebook groups, and was followed by 2 reminders as the deadline approached. The deadline for receiving applications expired on December 1st, 2016 at 23:59 (GMT/UTC). The application procedure was done at our website erikholstfund.com by filling in an online application form, which included a CV and a Motivation Letter of each applicant as a prerequisite for application submission. Through these two texts, we would be able to better become acquainted with each candidate and take a thorough look into their aspirations from their possible participation in the GA, their vision of IFMSA and themselves in it, as well as their background and achievements both academic, professional and personal. As the scholarship aims mainly in students who cannot attend the GA due to financial constraints, special attention was given to any relevant information provided by the applicant. Applicants that haven’t attended a GA before, and those who had previously applied for our scholarship programme were also seen in a more favorable way.

After the 1st round of evaluation, a ranking list of all applicants was determined. Then, all applicants were arranged according to IFMSA Region and the first of each Region was chosen, which provided us with a list of 7 finalists in total, because we encountered ties in some Regions. Then, a 2nd round of evaluation followed, starting with these 7 finalists, which led us to the final ranking list that gave the winner of the scholarship.

Finally, we would like to thank once again all those who applied, especially those who made it to the list of the finalists. We are sorry that we could not give more scholarships this time, but hopefully we will be able to do so for the next GA, that is the AM2017! We do encourage all of the applicants to reapply next time, when the call for applications is released! We will be happy to receive your applications once again when time comes!

Check our website erikholstfund.com for more news & updates on the GA Scholarships and other upcoming grants, as we will be enriching its content soon, after the scholarship is received, as we shall be following our grantee Ms. SHUBAT and her experience at the IFMSA GA- MM2017!

Kind regards,
Konstantinos M. Roditis
Chair, Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors: Konstantinos Roditis (Chair), Yon Chong (Secretary), Stefan Buttigieg (External Relations Officer), Xaviour Walker (Advisor) and Omar Cherkaoui (IFMSA President).

Erik Holst MM2017 Scholarship results to be announced soon

Dear applicants,

Due to unforeseen participation at our last call for applications for the MM2017 Erik Holst GA Scholarship, the Board of Directors is currently fully engaged in finalizing the evaluation of all 90+ received applications within the given deadline.

The result will be announced soon, by tomorrow evening GMT, Monday December 12th 2016.

This shall allow enough time the beneficiary of the scholarship to finalize their early registration in close cooperation with their NMO president and the IFMSA EB before the deadline for early registrations expires.

Respectfully,

PEHF Board of Directors