Student mobility: a Francophone lever for forging professional identity and contributing to health equity

Comité Étudiant de la Conférence Internationale des Doyens et des facultés de Médecine d’Expression Française (CIDMEF)) Session

April 12, 2024

10:00 -

11:30 PDT

Room: Hyatt, Plaza Level (Second Floor), Plaza A/B
Open Session

All ICAM delegates are welcome to attend.

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The theme of student mobility is in line with the strategic priorities of the Djerba Declaration: Partnership for Health Equity in the Francophone Community. A fundamental objective of medical training is to help learners build their own professional identity, often influenced by that of teachers and patient-partners.


The Symposium is organized as a World café-style workshop involving students and healthcare professionals. Participants are arranged in sub-groups around tables to discuss the questions posed by the moderator under each objective, followed by a summary presentation of the exchanges from each round, and then a general discussion.

Expected results

The recommendations arising from the students’ work will guide the implementation of a new strategic approach to healthcare student mobility.


Student mobility is a determinant of Social Responsibility in Health; the results of the Symposium will be presented and discussed in this orientation on the 23rd International University Days of the CIDMEF (Strasbourg, 1-4 May 2024) in the presence of the Deans of the Faculties of Medicine of the French-speaking world.

Déclaration de Djerba actualisée fev 24 – EN

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Identify the skills to be acquired in connection with student mobility;
  2. Describe ethical concepts for equitable partnerships;
  3. Recognize the challenges of student mobility at the local level;
  4. Assess the impact of mobility on the development of health-care students’ professional identity.
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Ms. Yasmeen Lasri
7th Year Medical Student
Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences
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Ms. Sophie Marcoux
4th Year Medical Student
Université de Montréal
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Mr. Smith Emilio Mossadikou
6th Year General Medicine Student
University of Yaoundé
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Ms. Mariem Maaref
6th Year Medical Student, Intern
University of Sousse (Tunisia)
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Ms. Ludjie Love Merilan
Medical Student, Intern
State University of Haiti
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Mr. Kaiyu Liu
Neurosurgery Intern
Renji Hospital, Shanghai (China)

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