Rural Medical Society (ARMS)

Rural Medical Society (ARMS)


The ANU Rural Medical Society (ARMS) began in 2004 and consists of members across all four years of the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) degree at ANU as well as members in undergraduate health degrees. ARMS is committed to promoting a career in rural Australia and bringing awareness of the unique health care needs of those living in regional and rural areas across Australia.

As part of ARMS membership, we run several events across the year including attending rural shows engaging with the community and doing basic health checks; speaker nights by accomplished doctors living and working in rural areas; visiting high schools in rural NSW to promote a career in health care; and other exclusive member only events.

Membership is $40 for the full 4-year degree or $5 per year for undergraduate members.

From the President's Desk

2021 will be an event-filled year that will see a combination of some traditional and new events for our ARMS members. We look forward to meeting the new first years as they embark on their medical career and we look forward to reconnecting with those in second, third and fourth year after the infamous year that was 2020. Whether it is over Zoom, at an event, or grabbing a coffee, I look forward to meeting our members and hearing from you on what you would like to see from the Executive Team this year. We have an amazing group of volunteers on the Executive Team as well as our soon to be appointed year representatives and various other positions, and I can’t wait to see what this superstar team accomplishes. We look forward to a new way of delivering our big ideas in a COVID-safe way.

Join ARMS in Three Easy Steps

Step 1 - ARMS Membership Fee

ARMS membership lasts the whole four years of your medical degree, and costs only $40.

Transfer to:

ANU Rural Medical Society
BSB: 06 2903
Account: 1030 1384
Reference: Your Name_Mship

Step 2 - Register with NRHSN

Follow the link below to register with the National Rural Health Students Network. Don’t forget to come back and complete Step 3 afterwards!

Step 3 - Register with ARMS

Fill out the form below to register with ARMS. We’ll be in touch once we’ve processed your membership.

Meet the Team

Vice President
Indigenous Health Promotion Officer