Training is one of the main pillars of LeMSIC. It is the tool by which this organization permits its members to exchange experiences and skills. Through holding these events, we empower medical students with knowledge and skills that are often not covered in the medical curricula, but are crucial to have better medical professionals and future global health leaders.
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Needs Assessment Manual
Nowadays, Needs Assessment plays a considerable role within any organization as it helps identify and remedy to its inadequacies. In this regard, it is with great pleasure that LeMSIC issues its very first Needs’ Assessment Manual. The Small Working Group (SWG) who worked on this manual was initiated during the term 2020-21, under the coordination of the VPCB. Note that, among other things, this document comprises model Needs Assessment tools revolving around the following topics: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) inclusion in creativity, Medical curriculum, NMO management and Exchanges.
World AIDS Day Training (WAD)
Every year, during December, SCORA organizes the WAD Walk event, where participants go to the streets to spread knowledge and decrease stigma and discrimination around the topic of HIV and AIDS. However, it may sometimes be difficult to talk about such sensitive topics in Lebanon. We thus delivered two trainings to approximately 200 members, in both USJ and UoB campuses.
Every year, during December, SCORA organizes the WAD Walk event, where participants go to the streets to spread knowledge and decrease stigma and discrimination around the topic of HIV and AIDS. However, it may sometimes be difficult to talk about such sensitive topics in Lebanon. Moreover, a lot of myths and misinformation circulate around HIV and AIDS. Hence, we believed as SCORA, that members were in need of capacity building before they could volunteer for this project. We thus delivered two trainings to approximately 200 members, in both USJ and UoB campuses.
The main goals of this training were:
- To increase participants’ knowledge on HIV and AIDS (Mode of transmission, prevention methods, diagnosis, treatment…)
- Reflection on the stigma and discrimination surrounding this topic
- To develop participants’ communication skills when it comes to raising awareness
Toastmasters Public Speaking
Public speaking is a very important skill. In a world where most professionals have excellent hard skills, soft skills are what make the difference. We practice public speaking every day in every chat, in presentations, and in group discussions.
In collaboration with Toastmasters Lebanon, LeMSIC organized this training session in which members were trained on body language usage in public speaking and management of fear, in a very energetic atmosphere.
After this training, 50 medical students left knowing more about public speaking better than ever before!
Team Of Officials Meeting (TOM)
Every year, LeMSIC has new members who handle official positions. In order to prepare them well, LeMSIC organizs a training day.
Every year, LeMSIC has new members who handle official positions. In order to prepare them to be ready to do their jobs, LeMSIC organizes a training day (Team of Officials Meeting) in which the officials are trained on important topics and skills they need during their term. The topics of the training sessions were: LeMSIC Bylaws, Activity Management, Finances, External presentation, and poster designing.
Local Events - AUB
Body Language Training
The training session aimed to teach LeMSIC members the importance of body language in communication. The trainer defied popular beliefs at first, then presented an interactive lecture about the pillars of communication and tested the attendees’ newly acquired knowledge with 2 fun yet beneficial games that he set up in the same room before concluding with a general discussion and Q&A with the members.
Local Events - BAU
How to Write A CV and Motivational Letter
The Capacity Building Team from LeMSIC at Beirut Arab University organized a local training on “How To Write A Professional CV & Motivational Letter” for the medical students, in which the students were provided with the essential steps and tips.
At the end, the students were assessed through interactive activities.
The Capacity Building Team from LeMSIC at Beirut Arab University organized a local training on “Time Management: We All Have The Same 24 Hours” for the medical students. Students had to write down their daily schedule and then we’re asked to find out how many hours they waste per day and they were given tips on how to fix their schedules and benefit from their time.
Local Events - LU
In attempts to empower the local committee at LU, and in order to achieve the best outcome from every activity and initiative. On the 29th of January 2020, an activity management session was conducted to the mini-EB at LU, where they were taught the basics of aiming their goals and objectives in accordance to the vision and mission. The session was conducted in an interactive atmosphere with many activities to ease the approach.
Bone Marrow Transplant Workshop
Our mission as future doctors is to help others not only be cured but also to prevent the occurrence of any other disease. Our vision is to build a competent medical society with the maximum amount of knowledge they could gain. For that, we tackled the issue of Bone Marrow Transplantation, since many medical students lack information on this topic. We also realized the urge to know the procedure,potential donors and complications of such a process, and to be capable of raising the awareness on the importance of this issue among all university students. Since we should share our knowledge, communication is the key. For that, a session also delivered the importance of non verbal communication and emphasized on its importance while sending our message to others.
Local Events - UOB
The trainer explained activity management in detail through teaching members the different ways used to prepare for any project. Asad gave the theoretical aspect of the different processes and in turn members gave different examples. Attendees were able to know the steps used to reach a project’s goals and objectives. In addition to explaining the pre evaluation,post evaluation methods and the rules used to book an activity. Last but not least, he explained how all these different ideas and processes are implemented in LeMSIC.
Local Events - USJ
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
The aim of this training was to increase participants’ knowledge when it comes to the different types of STIs, prevention measures, treatment options, as well as a demonstration on how to properly use a condom. At the end, time was allocated for participants to ask anonymous questions, and many of them did.
Safe Access to Abortion
This training was centered around the access to safe abortion. The training started with a debate. Participants were asked to imagine that they were all advisors to the minister of health, and they were about to set the law on abortion in Lebanon. They were asked to reflect on some questions, such as “will they legalize abortion? If yes, would they set some restrictions?”, to formulate a law and to defend it. During the rest of the training, different points were discussed such as the prevalence and consequences of unsafe abortion worldwide, the safe vs. unsafe methods of abortion, and more. Participants were then divided into small working groups and asked to brainstorm possible projects they could work on locally regarding raising awareness on access to safe abortion. Finally, a gallery walk took place where participants walked around the room to read facts and statistics on the topic, and share their feelings about them.