The Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon Students’ Local Committee (AEFML), founded in 1914, is one of the oldest students' associations in Portugal. It is a nonprofit organisation that represents about 3500 students of the 16 public higher education courses offered at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL). The main AEFML’s  purpose is to defend the interests of all students of FMUL not only in terms of academic life but also in society in general by organising a diversified range of events.