The Silent Casualties: War's Impact on Medical Students and Medical Education


  • Berjo D. Takoutsing MD, Physician, Department of Surgery, Kumba Regional Hospital, Kumba, Cameroon.Research Fellow, Research Department, Association of Future African Neurosurgeons, Yaounde, Cameroon. Research Scholar, Research Division, Winners Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon.
  • Mihnea-Alexandru Găman MD, PhD(c), Faculty of Medicine, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine andPharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania & Department of Hematology, Center of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, 022328 Bucharest, Romania. Scientific Editor, IJMS.
  • Juan C. Puyana MD, FACS, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery,Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Translational Science, Director for Global Health-Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. Editorial Board Member, IJMS.
  • Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar MD, MSc, PhD(c), Department of Ophtalmology; Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. Fundación Somos Ciencia al Servicio de la Comunidad, Fundación SCISCO/Science to Serve the Community Foundation, SCISCO Foundation, Cali Colombia. Grupo de investigaciónen Visión y Salud Ocular, VISOC, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Editor in Chief, IJMS.



Medical Student, Medical education, Research, Medical research, Editorial, Medicine, War, Conflict, Health outcomes, Global health systems, Governance structures, Student involvement, Societal impact, Policy implementation, Leadership, Advocacy, Public health, Economic development, Equitable healthcare, International Federation of Medical Students, Cross-cultural communication, Social justice, Challenges in medical training, Financial burdens, Emotional stress, War impact, Conflict zones, Medical aspirations, Educational disruption, Traumatic injuries, Psychological distress, Infection epidemics, Medical school closures, Educational resource loss, Underprepared health profesionals, Ethical dilemmas, Limited resources, Brain drain, Resilience, Healing and recovery


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How to Cite

Takoutsing, B. D., Găman, M.-A., Puyana, J. C., & Bonilla-Escobar, F. J. (2023). The Silent Casualties: War’s Impact on Medical Students and Medical Education. International Journal of Medical Students, 11(4), 254–258.





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