The members are medical students from Federal, State and Private colleges of medicine. NiMSA currently has 45 Medicals Students’ Association (MSAs) in the country.
NiMSA creates an impact on the local level through the medical students and work on activities, projects, and campaigns that align with the international strategy set through NiMSA Programs and work within specific fields called Standing Committees. Just like many organizations, NiMSA works in regions. The six regions are North West, South West, North East, South East, North Central and South-South region. This regional division fosters the outreach of the organization and increases collaboration amongst the MSAs, at the same time that promotes the representation of the association within regional entities.
With the current number of MSAs NiMSA represents over forty thousand medical students worldwide. The figures indicate that NiMSA is the biggest medical students in Africa and 5th in the world organizations and therefore NiMSA is recognized as the voice of medical students by many national (NARD, NMA &FMoH) and international organizations, such as the WHO.
NiMSA allows its Members to create an impact on the local level regarding many global health topics through carrying out activities. NiMSA can provide the tools and experience when it comes to the creation of these activities. Also, NiMSA has an exchange program that allows medical students to do an exchange in a country where MSA is active, which can be either professional or research exchange. Furthermore, MSAs can participate in internal meetings, during which many workshops are held to build capacities of the attendees. NiMSA is a platform for medical students to exchange experiences and share ideas.