The Medical Students’ Association:
The Medical Students’ Association (MSA) is a student-run organization centered on the interests, needs and concerns of all medical students. Our association’s mandate is to function as a liaison between medical students and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as other medical associations external to Alfaisal University. As the delegates of the medical student body, the MSA’s main priority is to give each and every student the means to voice himself or herself. Striving to serve as the medical students’ pillar of support, MSA organizes a variety of different academic and non-academic activities throughout the year to ensure the best college experience possible. In aim of fulfilling our responsibility, the MSA is structured specifically to appoint roles to each of its six committees.
Growth and Development:
Academics are a major concern in the medical lives of students, thus, they should be well taken care of. Academic Affairs looks after strengthening students in all aspects. That is achieved by enhancing essential skills needed as a doctor, facilitating communication between the students and the faculty, updating the students on the latest academic pathways, and providing general support to all medical students.
The Treasury Team’s responsibility involves overlooking all aspects of financial management; working closely with other committees to ensure appropriate budgeting, book keeping & spending. Fundraising and collaborating with potential sponsors is a key task to minimize expenses and guarantee sufficient funding to all committees.
Undergraduate Research Committee:
Alfaisal University, like many other research-based institutes, recognizes the significance of research and provides its undergraduate students with various research opportunities. The institution upholds a “student-centered” environment, thereby aiding in the foundation and establishment of an Undergraduate Research Committee (URC). URC was officially established in 2011 under the Medical Students’ Association and is run purely by students, who facilitate local and international research training and mentorship opportunities for their peers. The university faculty and administration provide guidance and support to the committee leadership.
Founded with a single goal in mind – to be the voice of students. Equipped with a philosophy of “for the students and by the students” the med times started.We make it our mission to provide our readers with engaging, thought-provoking articles; reports and coverage of all events on campus; news and events from the various clubs at the university; comics and other humorous pieces to lighten the mood; captivating interviews of unique and prolific students or popular and beloved faculty; and most important of all platform for them to showcase their talents be it in poetry, creative writing, art or photography.What started as a simple newsletter has expanded to include yearly magazines, graduation yearbooks, and an extremely active social media outlet in the form of twitter and Facebook. Med times also holds multitudes of competitions organized yearly for a wide variety of fields such as art, writing, poetry etc. The recent addition of comic strips bears witness to the constant innovation and improvement that we stress upon assisted by feedback and constructive criticism we receive from all our readers.Through time med times has grown from a handful of students to a large organization with multiple teams and divisions. However, we are still bound by values such as teamwork, integrity, and professionalism.
Events Team is the taste of fun in the college of medicine. Since being in medicine is stressful and at some places tiring and condensed, it must be balanced with glimpses of joy and relief. We are focusing this year the most on how to make the Events Team one of kind and how to leave all our attendees slack-jawed. We have diverse events and plenty of activities that everyone wishes to try with their friends such as watching a movie in a literal cinema environment, Olympics to show all whom you know what you got from sport skills, go karting, secret room, ignite and many more!! Moreover, we also added a medical angle, which mainly focuses on diseases and their awareness. We all know little information that may or may not be true about a specific disease. We will delete all confusions and show you the complete image, which includes everything you need to know. In addition to, we all got in positions where someone we love dropped silent and we stood tied hands not having an idea what to do; well not anymore because we will be hosting an event called “How to save life 101” in which it will teach people how to act in emergencies and how to help our beloved one until he/she can get the required help needed from an expert. Don’t hesitate to join us because definitely it is going to be an awesome experience and worth it! Keep tuned because we will keep you holding your breaths in all our events.