Support, Represent, Entertain
The Australian National University Medical Students’ Society (ANUMSS) was founded in 2004. It prides itself as the peak representative and advocacy body for ANU Medical School Students across all year levels. Our goal is to “Support, Represent, Entertain” the student body. With a team of dedicated committee members elected each year by our peers, we provide ongoing academic and advocacy support for medical students. In addition, we provide state and national representation at Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) events, and active participation at the ACT Australian Medical Association (AMA) council meetings.
We also work closely with the Medical Education Unit at ANU to ensure our MChD program is of the highest standards and that our graduates have equal work opportunities in the very competitive medical field.
One of the main highlights each year is the exciting social calendar organised by ANUMSS to complement students’ time at medical school. These events not only offer students a chance to de-stress, but also a relaxed environment to socialise with other year groups and establish lifelong friendships.
From the president
My name is Zaheer Jayhoon, and I am the President of the ANU Medical Students’ Society (ANUMSS) for 2017. I got started in ANUMSS, or ’MedSoc’ as it is affectionately known, in my first year after witnessing the incredible camaraderie within the ANU student body. I wanted in on that, and I haven't looked back since. We are a team of dedicated and caring students from every year level and are here to “Support, Represent and Entertain” the student body.
After a successful 2016 the ANU Medical School and our ‘MedSoc’ are set for continued growth and development in 2017. Our goals for the year will see us enhancing our academic support for each cohort, and continue to advocate on your behalf both within the medical school and within the wider community. And yes of course, we will be running another year's worth of events set to entertain you, to inspire you and to open your eyes to the diverse world of medicine.
This year will see continuing support of our own special interest sub-committees to ensure opportunities that cover all passions. You will see us working collaboratively with the ANU Rural Medical School (ARMS) to bring a rural flavour as well as engaging with other key students groups both within the medical school and the larger ANU student community. Throughout the academic year we will be pushing to have this website grow and become more relevant.
I am immensely proud to be working within the wonderfully talented and hardworking group of students that is ANUMSS for 2017. We are after every bit of feedback, every idea and every potential opportunity for growth so please pour it all in!
Best of luck through 2017!