Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues, International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA)
Ms. Kosha Gala is a medical student from the Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research, Pune, India; with four years of experience in the field of medical education and meaningful student engagement with the system on a local, national, regional, and international level. She stepped into the role of the Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues at the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) after working as the Program Coordinator in Teaching Medical Skills in the previous year, representing 1.3 million medical students from 139 countries. Throughout her journey in medical education, she has developed an interest in Educational Strategies, Teaching and learning styles, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, surgery education, and Research in Medical Education. She has coordinated 11 projects in medical education with an outreach of more than 12,000 medical students at local, national, and regional levels. Her passion for capacity building has led her to become an IFMSA-certified Medical Education Trainer with more than 50 hours of training delivered. She is currently working in areas of research in medical education and student engagement with the curriculum which is also the theme for her dissertation. She aims to pursue a career in medical education and work towards innovations in learning strategies and methods to promote meaningful student involvement within the system.