Name of the activity: The Metabolite (Presnovnik)

Country/NMO: Slovenia (SloMSIC)

Program: Medical Education Systems

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Advocacy. Series of efforts with the goal to influence policies or decision makers on a certain topic.

General description:

The Metabolite is a medical magazine run entirely by

medical students. The magazine is divided into five sections and in each

one writers tackle current issues in medical field from their own perspective. Our

goal is to empower medical students to be more active their study process by reading and/or writing quality articles.

Focus area:

Students’ involvement in medical education | Non-formal/informal education

Problem statement:

Our main aim is to encourage medical students to write critically about

current issues in the medical field. We want to reach as many health workers as

possible and motive them to start thinking about our healthcare system

and how to improve it.

Target groups:

Medical students, Doctors, Other health professionals

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other Students, Doctors, Other health professionals

Objectives and indicators of success:

Throughout the college year:

– Release at least one issue of the magazine The Metabolite per year

(fulfilled from the start of the project)

– Promotion of the magazine among those, who are not in touch

with our faculty (followers on our Facebook page, medical doctors across the country)

-Release at least two numbers of short newsletter per year (started

in 2017)

Methodology:

We will keep the number of issued magazines and we will promote on

social networks. The opportunity will be given to all who wish to

contribute to the new issue of the magazine. We want to emphasize the

role of the medical students in education and encourage them to be

more involved and expressing their thoughts by writing articles.

Plans for evaluation:

Evaluation will be done by responses to the public questionnaire

regarding the content of the articles. We will compare the results with the previous year`s outcome. Every editor will be given the opportunity to complete the survey in regard to the benefits as well as the weaknesses of the magazine.