The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) is the representative body for junior doctors and is related to the World Medical Association (WMA). Any junior doctor who is an Associate Member of the WMA may be part of the JDN, and although many are individual members, many are also representatives of their respective National Medical Associations. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has worked with WFME and with the WMA for many years, and the JDN provides the natural progression and development of this relationship from the point of medical graduation to the time of completion of postgraduate medical education.
The JDN has attended WFME Executive Council meetings as an observer since 2015.
The Junior Doctors Network constitutes a natural link between medical students (represented by the IFMSA) and medical practitioners (represented by the WMA). Its mission:
“Empowering young physicians to work together towards a healthier world through advocacy, education and international collaboration”
– is in alignment with WFME priorities and a closer relationship is expected to be beneficial for both organisations.
In particular, cooperation with the JDN Education division will be of increasing importance to improve quality in postgraduate medical education and to promote accreditation of postgraduate education.