Tomáš Petras is a final year medical student from Slovakia, studying at the Medical Faculty of the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice. His Diploma Thesis was titled “Quality of Undergraduate Medical Education from the Perspective of General Medicine Students”, where he researched the context of best practices and international standards implemented in the context of Slovak medical schools from the perspective of medical students.
Tomáš has represented the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) as the Director of the Standing Committee on Medical Education, where he worked alongside the International Team to provide a frame for medical students-led activities focused on Medical Education thus supporting more than 1,3 million medical students worldwide. He also represented Slovak Medical Students’ Association (SloMSA) as the National Officer on Medical Education, where he established primary contact with the representatives of the Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education. He is also a student representative of the AMEE ASPIRE Panels for Excellence in Social Accountability and Excellence in Inspirational Approaches to Health Professions Education.
Tomáš is passionate about Healthcare Education, with primary interest in Quality Assurance, Students’ Assessment, Faculty Development, Social Accountability of Medical Schools and Meaningful Students’ Engagement.