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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MedAll Exceptional Educator Award:
In our inaugural year, we won the prestigious MedAll Exceptional Educator Award for providing high-quality interactive online seminars to our international audience. An except from MedAll's press release:
On 1st September 2021, the Medical Education Platform MedAll named United International Medical Schools (UIMS) - a national collaborative network connecting the 8 medical schools in the Czech Republic - the recipient of the prestigious Exceptional Educator Award. They are only one of 12 teams selected from over 600 healthcare organisations to receive the accolade. The award recognizes how the team of medical students have delivered consistently high-quality medical education for medical students and professionals at a national and international scale - despite all the challenges of the pandemic.
“The UIMS team have shown us all how, by collaborating, we can achieve so much more. The way in which the team have brought together a team from medical schools across the Czech Republic and delivered medical education at scale has been phenomenal. And not only that but they have also made their sessions open access and made them available on-demand for other healthcare professionals after the live training session. The World Health Organisation says we must train 18 million more healthcare professionals by 2030 which requires an innovative and scalable approach. The United International Medical Schools (UIMS) team has shown us a glimpse of how we might just be able to achieve this. They have been inspirational in how they have delivered high quality teaching and training to thousands of healthcare students and professionals,” says Dr Phil McElnay, a medical doctor himself and CEO at MedAll.
Our board consists of UIMS' Founder, Deelan along with founding team members Arinjoy (Sunny) and Steven. We're also proud to have Jan as part of our board who brings a wealth of experience in leading and managing both not-for-profit and limited companies. Our board exists to support the president of UIMS during their tenure in the organisation by sharing clinical and commercial expertise in addition to network connections vital to the strategic growth of UIMS.
Dr Deelan Vadher
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Deelan is a junior doctor in the NHS who created UIMS in 2020, recognising an opportunity for international medical students to collaborate together across Czechia. He currently sits on the board for his alma mater, Masaryk University - Faculty of Medicine and LinkMedics. Deelan is a passionate advocate for improving support structures for international students & graduates and spends his free time coding and playing cricket.
Dr Arinjoy Dev
Patron, NHS Doctor
Dr Steven Gopaul
Patron, NHS Doctor
Arinjoy (Sunny) is a junior doctor in the NHS and held the position of Vice - President during UIMS' founding year. Sunny brings vast experience from his roles founding and leading student organisations at Palacky University during his time as a student. He has keen interests in expedition and adventure medicine.
Steven is a junior doctor in the NHS and has held several senior positions within UIMS including as Vice - President. He has taught several lectures and clinical workshops to both pre-clincal and clinical year medical students. Outside of medicine, Steven enjoys cycling, flying and playing sports.
Dr Jan Kocanda
Patron, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at FNB in Brno and Assistant Professor at Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine. During his student years, Jan was heavily involved in organisations such as IFMSA CZ and the Academic Senate LFMU. Outside of medicine, Jan enjoys sports, travelling and trying new foods.