AMSA Global Health
As AMSA’s biggest committee, AMSA Global Health aims to connect like-minded students from around the country to advocate and inform the public about public and global health issues. Our initiatives include action on Climate Change, HIV/AIDS, and the fair treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. We also represent at the International Federation of Medical Student Associations, and have connections to all existing medical school Global Health Groups (GHGs). Stay up to date via our monthly publication, Vector.
AMSA Rural Health
AMSA members are passionate about improving the health outcomes for rural remote Australians, and the AMSA Rural Health Committee supports and facilitates medical students to engage with rural health. Thus, AMSA Rural Health is the peak representative body for the rural health interests of medical students in Australia. The committee advocates for students on rural issues and coordinates a series of national projects, campaigns, and publications. Throughout 2016, the committee has generated an enormous amount of output for AMSA, including the ‘Doctors for Rural Communities’ advocacy campaign, writing official AMSA policy, collecting survey data from the student body on rural issues, and representing AMSA at stakeholder meetings. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/yourAMSArural/) and Twitter (@yourAMSArural) to remain up to date throughout 2017!
AMSA Medical Education
AMSA exists to support and advocate for our nation's medical students, and there is no area more universal to all medical students than our education itself. AMSA Medical Education (MedEd) seeks to serve AMSA members on two fronts, though its Research and Resource branches.
AMSA MedEd (Research) was devised to manage AMSA's increasing focus on evidence-based policy. AMSA MedEd (Research) not only aims to provide an evidence-based backbone for our policy, but also an opportunity for interested students to get involved in research and publication.
AMSA MedEd (Resource) aims to provide a myriad of curated resources available to all Australian medical students. These will include student-written notes, practice questions and OSCE stations, and flashcards, donated by senior medical students or doctors. AMSA MedEd (Resource)’s scope doesn’t end there, however, and we will be providing MedSocs with resources documenting best practice for running a MedSoc, contributed to by past and current MedSoc representatives across the country. During the year AMSA MedEd (Resource) will be recruiting students of all levels to create our own set of high-quality, peer-reviewed resources in all areas.
AMSA MedEd will be running callouts throughout the year for volunteers to our Research and Resource branches, so keep an eye on the official AMSA website and Facebook page. For any burning questions or to get involved at any time, feel free to drop an email to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org