What is the JDN?
The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) serves as an international platform for junior doctors to facilitate an open dialogue of global events and activities that are relevant to their postgraduate training and the World Medical Association (WMA).
It was created at the 61st WMA General Assembly (October 2010) in Vancouver, Canada and the inaugural JDN meeting was held at the 62nd WMA General Assembly (October 2011) in Montevideo, Uruguay. The network, which started from a few motivated junior doctors, now has a total of over 500 members from more than 90 countries from all regions of the world.
Junior doctors are defined as physicians, within 10 years after their medical graduation or who are still in an ongoing postgraduate medical education program.
What is the mission?
The purpose of the JDN is to empower young physicians to work together towards a healthier world through advocacy, education, and international collaboration.
What do we do?
During the regular JDN meetings, members get to know each other, discuss global health issues, share challenges, and start collaborations on global health issues. The JDN meets on several occasions during the year, both in-person and via online teleconferences:
- Biannual meetings in conjunction with the Council Meeting and the General Assembly of the WMA (April & October).
- Monthly general membership and management team teleconferences
- Ad-hoc online and webinars organized by the JDN
JDN Leadership 2023/2024
|Dr Marie-Claire Wangari
|Dr Balkiss Abdelmula (Tunisia)
|Deena Mariyam (India / UAE)
|Francisco Franco Pêgo (Portugal)
Socio-Medical Affairs Officer
|Merlinda Shazellenne (Malaysia)
Medical Education Director
|Shiv Joshi (India)
Medical Ethics Officer
|Dr Pablo Estrella
|Dr Jeazul Ponce
|Dr Sazi Nzama
|Uchechukwu Arum (Nigeria / UK)
Immediate Past Chair
|Dr Lwando Maki
Immediate Past Deputy Chair