The local EAT board of directors of each medical school consists of a supervisor and four coordinators. Mostly first year medical students hold these positions for usually about a school year and elect their successors thereafter. This process makes the local project sustainable. In local practice one complements each other. The depicted structure is a helpful measure for orientation.
- Founder of the local EAT group or successor of the founder.
- Helps the coordinators when things are unclear.
- Takes first steps, initiates and sustains the local structure.
- Leads the local team and helps out.
Coordinator for public relations:
- Ensures consecutive reports on the local facebook page for public relations
- Invites the press on a regular basis to school activities or other events
- Introduces the project to the new first year students
Coordinator for school visits:
- Collaboration with local schools
- Initiating new partnerships between local schools and EAT
- Coordination of the volunteering medical students (training, scheduling, doodle)
Coordinator for science-based curriculum improvement:
- Presentation of publications on tobacco prevention and discussion within the team (e.g. scholar.google.com)
- Sharing of novel publications within the worldwide network here (contact admin)
- Adapting local interventions and curriculum to the current state of the art.
Coordinator for fundraising and events:
- Raises money for local group activities
- Organises local activities such as common sport events or other spare time activities to ensure group dynamics
- Takes care of financial questions and manages a local bank account which is independent from the global EAT project
- Charges the schools about 25 USD per classroom visit