Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)
The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) is the peak representative body for Australian medical students. AMSA is a vibrant student-run organisation that represents, informs and connects all of Australia’s 17,000 medical students.
What does AMSA do?
Hundreds of medical student volunteers work together to run our professional-standard events, advocacy, projects and publications:
- ADVOCACY: AMSA provides a strong voice for advocating for medical students, ensuring their concerns are heard by all levels of government and other relevant stakeholders in the medical education arena.
- STUDENTS: AMSA provides a wide range of benefits to prospective, current and graduating medical students. The Association also actively engages with medical students through local AMSA Subcommittees.
- EVENTS: AMSA holds renowned national events each year, connecting Australian medical students and providing educational and leadership opportunities. Some key events include the National Convention, Global Health Conference, National Leadership Development Seminar, and the Rural Health Summit.
- COMMITTEES: AMSA has four committees – Global Health, Rural Health and International Students’ Network, which do fantastic work in their specific interest areas; and MedEd which is AMSA’s research branch.
- PROJECTS: Our projects span topics from LGBTIQ health, refugee health, climate change, and everything in between. We also have our annual blood drive Vampire Cup with the Red Cross; our Mental Health Campaign; Gender Equity, which runs our female mentoring program; and AMSA Academy, providing our educational resources.
- PUBLICATIONS: AMSA produces many publications which are distributed in electronic and hard-copy. Click here to view these AMSA Publications.
For more information about AMSA as a whole, click here