The Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students – SSHMS was founded in September 1993 and is a Non-profit and Non-Governmental Civil Society with broad volunteering activity. It consists of 7 Chapters in all Greek Medical Schools and lists more than 3000 members. Its actions are targeted towards all medical students, as well as students of related health science schools.
The aim of SSHMS is the activation of medical students and their involvement in scientific, social and educational matters, while its goal is the production of scientific and social work, with a clear focus on the selfless giving and volunteering.
At the same time, the SSHMS’s activities, independently of their scientific, educational and social character, also aim to strengthen the ties between medical students and students of related health science schools, through the reinforcement of team work and the cultivation of cooperation. The work of SSHMS has long exceeded the borders of the university institutions and now enters partnerships with public and private institutions, as well as social organizations, paving the ground for development of initiatives by the young.
The SSHMS has entered partnerships with the majority of scientific institutions of our country, such as the Panhellenic Medical Association and local corresponding associations, the Athens Medical Society, the Hellenic Cardiological Society and many more, but also with international ones, such as the American College of Surgeons and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. At the same time, it keeps close relationships with a number of voluntary organizations, such as Doctors of the World and the Ark of the world.
For more information about us the events in each of our Chapter, please visit our official Website here.
The Chapter of Patras
The Chapter of Patras of the S.S.H.M.S. was founded in 1993 at the same time with the foundation of the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students and after a short absence it was open to the public again the May 17, 2010. Since then it maintains an indispensable part of the Medical School of Patras with its enormous range of activities in cooperation with academic and other partners. Today the Chapter of Patras enumerates over 470 active members and we continue stronger !
Checkpoints in the modern history of the Chapter of Patras of SSHMS are the organising of the9th Scientific Congress for Hellenic Medical Students & 7th International Forum for Hellenic Medical Students and Junior Doctors in April 19-21, 2013, at the Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, and the 22nd Scientific Congress for Hellenic Medical Students & 10th International Forum for Hellenic Medical Students and Junior Doctors and the Clinical Course of Internal Medicine for Medical Students and Medical Graduates, in May 13-15, 2016, at the Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras.
During each Academic Year, under the auspices of the Chapter of Patras, events are organised based on the needs of the students of the Faculty of Medicine and the hot topics of the society and volunteerism. More specifically, our events are distinguished in four main categories :
The medical students are trained in basic clinical skills, like trauma suturing and fracture immobilisation and in more specialised techniques.
In cooperation with Academic and non Academic Partners the students are educates in First Aid and cases of urgency, and they get informed about the hot topics and the breakthroughs in the Medical field.
The aim of the meetings is to raise awareness among students and society on today’s major issues such us vaccination and organ transplantation.
Actions of Volunteerism
During the academic year blood donations, street actions and food collection take place under the auspices of the Chapter of Patras.
For more information visit our official website here.