Dear young sexual health clinician,
Tired being a lonely wolf in your field and totally in need of some doze of inspiration? We feel you. As you may already know, the Young Sexual Medicine Academy (YoSeMA) is the most recent addition to the ESSM family. We are a young and motivated group of health clinicians who work in the field of sexual medicine, as part of the ESSM. We aim to facilitate younger members’ engagement with the ESSM’s more senior experts, thus operating as a stepping stone for ESSM activities. YoSeMA also aims to raise awareness for sexual health, particularly among young healthcare professionals and students, providing tools for them to do so. We also recognize the difficulties of working within the sexual medicine field, like, isolation in the workplace, difficulty in finding multidisciplinary teams to work with, or lack of established connections to ensure continuing medical education.
Here at YoSeMA we empower each other, especially the younger subset of professionals, students, residents, healthcare workers, nurses, physicians, physiotherapists and psychologists.
Chair of the Committee
Alberto Silva, MD , FECSM, FEBU
Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando da Fonseca, EPE
Who is YoSeMA
The Young Sexual Medicine Academy (YoSeMA) is a steering group of young motivated fellows and graduated healthcare professionals (with an age limit of 40 years old) who aim to facilitate the engagement of others into ESSM activities, while spreading the word on sexual health throughout the health community.
YoSeMA Mission Statement
YoSeMA aims to engage young health professionals with an interest in sexual health, to foster networking and education, support the goals of, as well as providing a bridge to ESSM activities.
Who Can Belong to YoSeMA
Everyone that is part of ESSM and fits the below-mentioned criteria can become a member to YoSeMA:
- Healthcare professionals (nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists; including students and residents) up to 40 years old; OR
- Fellows who completed their FECSM/ECPS exam during the last 5 years. Non-members apply to the Executive Committee for membership in both, ESSM and YoSeMA.
When? How? Where?
The Club is online accessible for all YoSeMA members. Coursing over 4 weeks, each monthly module will contain several components and will be a platform for education, discussion, debate and networking. We are truly excited for its fruition! After its debut and smooth start, more content JUST for YoSeMA Members will be added.
Don’t get lost in the fast pace of the current world and join us for an efficient way of engaging with research and each other. Lonely super heroes are too much last year, join YoSeMA and be part of the change. Follow the ESSM social media pages and stay tuned. That’s where all the magic will happen: