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 four 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 Christine Ishak, and I am extremely honoured to be your ANU Medical Students’ Society (ANUMSS) President for 2023!
The ANUMSS aims to represent ANU medical students across all four year levels and support, represent, and entertain them throughout their medical school journey. Our 2023 Committee, consisting of elected students across all four cohorts, is a hard–working, dedicated, and enthusiastic group, who are committed to advocating for their peers throughout the year in a variety of arenas.
Through my experience as last year’s Year 3 Academic Representative, I have had the opportunity to hone my advocacy skills and enact tangible changes within the medical school. This kind of advocacy work cannot be done alone – it definitely takes the support of the entire MedSoc to push for change!
This year, my aim is to advocate for the best possible medical student experience and support our Committee members in achieving their goals for their portfolios. To do this, I will prioritise:
- Running amazing social and academic events alongside our Committee members,
- Advocate for an entire curriculum review for both Phases 1 and 2, and
- Create clearer feedback pathways to escalate student concerns.
As we emerge from the logistical hinderances caused by COVID–19, I will to continue to foster the sense of community amongst our medical students and encourage engagement in
the abundance of incredible events and resources we will be offering in 2023.
I am extremely proud to be representing ANU medical students and the ANUMSS this year and cannot wait to see what we will all accomplish together!
Please feel free to reach out at any time with any questions, concerns or even for a chat!
— Christine Ishak
Meet Your President
4th Year Medical Student