The event actually was implemented as a national congress known as “The National Congress for Students and Young Doctors” in 1997, over 20 years ago. In its beginnings, the event was organized by the Romanian Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and the first edition was held in March 1997 in the city of Târgu Mureș.
The IMSCB, short for the International Medical Students’ Congress of Bucharest is one of the greatest events to happen every year in December within the walls of our university – Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Our Congress has its own history, an untold story that we are glad to share with you.
The 5th chapter of our journey marks not only the anniversary edition of our Congress, but also the beginning of a new era. Rebranding ourselves as the “International Medical Students’ Summit of Bucharest” (IMSSB), we are aiming to provide an environment where medical students from all over the world can discuss medical and non-medical themes concerning worldwide issues, in a series of roundtables.
Celebrating science and innovation, each edition was specially dedicated to an emblematic figure (George Emil Palade, Victor Babeș and Ana Aslan) that has changed the course of medical history.
In 2017, we have decided to expand our horizons and to launch our congress internationally. This is how the International Medical Students’ Congress of Bucharest was born. This way, the Congress opened its doors to students and doctors from all over the world. Our community of medical students has built a united front in order to make the IMSCB an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
As we are approaching a special edition, we are looking forward to bringing innovative discoveries in front of you as well as rethinking and redefining the idea of a students’ congress.
Last year represented a challenge for the medical staff from all over the world, emphasising the importance of unity and also resurfacing some of the issues that the health system worldwide faces on a daily basis. In the need of overcoming these difficulties, the concept of Summit was born, thus inviting medical students, physicians and scientists to have an active role in the long-term progress of our community.
We are confident that you will experience a proactive journey, whether you will be joining us from the comfort of your home or meeting us in person in the beloved city of Bucharest.