About us

The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) is constituted of junior doctors who independently join the World Medical Association (WMA) as Associate Members, although many are also representatives of their respective National Medical Associations. Any junior doctor who is a member of the WMA may be part of the JDN.

The JDN was formed in Vancouver in October of 2010 to create a platform for junior doctors worldwide to ensure their voice is heard within the WMA and globally.

The JDN provides the natural progression and development of the existing relationship between the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) and the WMA. The inaugural JDN meeting was held at the WMA General Assembly in Uruguay, October 2011 and since then, JDN meetings have been run in conjunction with the WMA Executive Council Meetings and the General Assemblies as well as independently in different regions.


The JDN meets on several occasions during the year, both in-person and via online teleconferences:

  • Twice yearly meetings in conjunction with the General Assembly and the Council Meeting of the WMA
  • Monthly general membership and management team teleconferences
  • Several meetings are also organized in different regions throughout the year: In 2016, independent Junior Doctors Meetings took place at the WMA Office in Ferney-Voltaire, France as well as regional meetings in the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific Regions respectively.

Its mission

“Empowering young physicians to work together towards a healthier world through advocacy, education and international collaboration”

Officers 2016/2017

Dr. Caline S. MATTAR

Dr. Paxton BACH
Deputy Chair

Dr. Konstantinos RODITIS

Socio Medical Affairs Officer

Dr. Mariam PARWAIZ
Education Director
(New Zealand)

Dr. Chukwuma C. ORAEGBUNAM
Medical Ethics Officer


Dr. Chiaki MISHIMA
Membership Director

Dr. Gbujie Daniel CHIDUBEM
Publications Director

Communications Director

Dr. Ahmet MURT
Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Elizabeth WILEY
Immediate Past Deputy Chair
(United States)