Dear IFMSA members and disaster medicine enthusiasts,
The Training Disaster Medicine Trainers coordination team is excited to announce that the call for participants for the 7th Training Disaster Medicine Trainers (TdmT) course is now open!
Do you dream about working in disaster settings? Are you interested in playing an active role in emergencies and disasters? Do you want to learn to know how to deliver healthcare when the needs exceed the resources?
- The Training Disaster Medicine Trainers (TdmT) is an international program developed by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) together with CRIMEDIM, the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine at the University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara, Italy.
- It aims to provide medical students with theoretical knowledge and basic skills in the field of Disaster Medicine, empowering them to share the knowledge gained with their peers and in their communities.
- In 2021, with the world facing a mass disaster and health emergency in the COVID-19 pandemic, the TdmT course will be organized once again, adapted to a fully virtual version.
- The course will consist of a three-month long online self-paced phase followed by a live participation phase, held virtually this year, during the month of July of a total duration of 45 working hours.
- During the live participation phase of the course, there will be classes with both conventional and innovative teaching strategies. Students will learn from experts in the emergency and disaster medicine sector.
- The course will provide students the skills and knowledge to deliver disaster medicine courses to other medical students within their communities and globally. By the end of the program, participants who successfully complete the course content will become certified IFMSA-CRIMEDIM Disaster Medicine Trainers.
What to do if you are interested?
If you are interested in attending the TdmT, you can apply through the following application form. The deadline to apply is the 28th of February 2021, 23:59 GMT.
- Please note that late applications will not be considered.
- Please note that selected students are required to fulfil both the online and the live participation phases of the course in order to graduate.
- You will hear back regarding the results of the selection by the 3rd week of March 2021.
Important notes about TdmT 2021
- There will be a total of 15 spots, selected jointly by CRIMEDIM and IFMSA.
- The selection will be based on motivation, experience, and plans to make use of the knowledge gained through the course. Gender and regional representation will be also considered.
- Timeline of the course
- Self-paced phase: April – June
- Live virtual course: July
- A total of 45 working hours in duration, and
- A maximum of 4 working hours per day, 3-4 days a week.