Since March 2011 IFMSA-Jo has been holding a bi-annual meeting under the title; the National General Assembly (NGA) where students meet, discuss and brainstorm on ideas of voluntary activities that have been the cornerstone of the organization since its dawn. 
A plenary session is also held within the NGA as the main decision-making body of the organization where an incredibly well organized meeting of the minds decides its future and direction of where it is headed thus making it vital to the organization. 

 

The Twelfth National General Assembly of IFMSA-Jo

Call for Plenary Team

  • 12th National General Assembly Plenary Team Call

  • Plenary Team Description & Requirements

    Dear IFMSA-Jo members,
    Kindly read this carefully before you apply.

    Chairperson: responsible for the conduct of the meeting and for interpreting and giving his/her ruling on all matters of procedure, order, competency and relevancy, as stated in the Constitution and the Bylaws.

    - Attended at least 2 NGAs (mandatory).

    - Attended a GA (recommended).

    - Solid knowledge in Plenaries procedures.

    - Alumni can apply for the Chairperson.

    Vice-Chairperson: divides work with the Chairperson and takes over the Chairperson if he/she is not present.

    - Attended at least 2 NGAs (mandatory).

    - Attended a GA (recommended).

    Secretary: takes Plenary Minutes.

    - Good typing skills.

    - Fluent in English.

    Secretary Assistant: assists Secretary in taking Plenary Minutes and works closely with the rest of the Plenary Team.

    Helpers: assist during voting through handing out and collecting ballot papers and by counting votes.

    Constitution & Credentials Committee (5 CCC Members are needed): The Constitution Credential Committee is the advisory and reference body of all issues related to the interpretation of the Constitution and Bylaws of IFMSA-Jo. It shall be the decision-making body when controversies in the interpretation of the IFMSA-Jo Constitution and Bylaws arise.

    - Solid knowledge in the Constitution & Bylaws.
    - Delegates from Full Members of IFMSA-Jo.
    - Can be members of the Supervising Council or IFMSA-Jo Alumni.
    - Cannot be running for positions in the Team of Officials or Supervising Council during the same National General Assembly.
    - Attended at least 2 NGAs.
    - Must not be representatives of any of the Local Committees during the same National General Assembly.
    - Must be free from penalties.

 
 

The Eleventh National General Assembly of IFMSA-Jo

NGAXI

The 11th National General Assembly (NGA XI) took place on March 24-25 at the Hashemite University. NGA XI was held under the theme ‘Road Traffic Accidents’ where all participants were given training on CPR and First Aid management during car accidents and other emergency situations.

NGAXI Opening

 
 
 

One of the main activities during any NGA are the Standing Committee Sessions where each National Officer and Local Officers meet up with members to discuss past projects, and brainstorm for activities in the future.


What made NGA XI even more outstanding is the fact that a New Members’ Session was added to the agenda. IFMSA-Jo Alumni Qutaiba Sabha and Mutaz Abbad were in charge of introducing new members to everything they needed to know about IFMSA-Jo, its Standing Committees, and how to start a new project.


Of course, it wouldn’t be an NGA without a heated debate in the Presidential Session where the Team of Officials from each Local Committee gathered together with the National Team of Officials to discuss amendments to our Constitutions and Bylaws, later on, these amendments and motions are voted on in the Plenary Session where anyone can attend.

 

The highlight of the Presidential Session and Plenary Session was giving Yarmouk University Local Committee a full membership in IFMSA-Jo! In addition, the 13th NGA will be hosted by them!


 
 

The Theme Event was where one of the NGA sponsors, Jordan Paramedic Society, gave the training session to everyone regarding pre-hospital management of trauma in preventing the progression of injuries titled ‘Introduction on Compressions, Airway, Breathing and Sequence of CPR’.


After all the hard work on the field, delegates presented their projects in the Projects Fair, and the following awards were given:

Projects’ Fair:
First Place -  Safe Injection Project Training
Second Place - Adopt a Smurf
Third Place - Blood Donation and Blue Suits You

As for the Presentation Fair, MedTalks took home the first place award.


We were delighted to have Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Sharif Ba Alawi, and Liaison Officer on Student Organisations and Vice President of External Affairs-elect, Batool Wahadani attend our NGA as well.

 


All of this could not have been made possible without the help of our generous sponsors: Jordan Paramedic Society, Language Generation Center, the Public Security Directorate and Al-Rouq Training Center.


Finally, this NGA was organized by a dedicated team who worked relentlessly to put it all together.


See you next September in MULC!