UIMS is a non-profit organisation based in the Czech Republic. We are a national collaborative network connecting the 8 medical schools in the country. UIMS board members bring experiences from being a part of their university's international student organisations. We currently represent Charles University 1st faculty (LF1 Medsoc), Charles University 2nd faculty (AIMS), Charles University 3rd faculty (EC Trimed), Charles University Pilsen (ISMAP), Charles University Hradec Králové (ISU), Masaryk University (MIMSA), Palacky University (PEPA) and Ostrava University medical faculty.
Our current objectives are:
Assist prospective students and provide them with key information and contacts of study office representatives and upper year students.
Enrich the calendar year with sports, social, charity, and educational events whilst working closely with the student organisations to maximally benefit the current students
Provide crucial information about training pathways to various countries after graduation from alumni
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Dr Jan Kocanda is a qualified and experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated from Masaryk University in 2011, during which time he served a national position on the Executive Board of IFMSA CZ, in addition to being a member of both the Academic Senate and Disciplinary Committee of Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Kocanda specialises in spinal surgery and divides his clinical hours between the Faculty Hospital Brno Bohunice (FNB) and his private clinic in Brno. Dr Kocanda is also an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman for Education (international students) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (FNB) and has published in several peer-reviewed journals. He has also worked for two years in the United Kingdom both in Derby and Lincolnshire.
Outside of medicine, he very much enjoys playing sports and travelling. Dr Kocanda has a strong background in medical education and with his experience, we are fortunate to have him guiding us.