Rural Medical Society (ARMS)


The ANU Rural Medical Society (or ‘ARMS’ for short) 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. We are passionate about rural health and aim to advocate about rural health issues and promote careers in the field. 

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.

Looking ahead for 2022, the ARMS Executive Team are keenly awaiting the chance to hold all the events that have been previously postponed due to the pandemic! We can’t wait to meet the incoming first years and see what exciting, fresh ideas they will bring to the table, as well as the chance to reconnect with those in second, third and fourth year. Keep your eyes peeled for our sponsored event during O-Week, as well as announcements for our Indigenous Health Conference, which will be held during first semester. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please feel free to reach out to anyone on our team – we are always up for a chat and a (much-needed) coffee!

Join ARMS in Three Easy Steps

Step 1 - ARMS Membership Fee

Membership is $40 for MChD students or $5 per year for undergraduate members (or $10 for each year remaining in your degree when joining in later years of the MChD: $30 for 2nd years, $20 for 3rd and $10 for 4th years). 

Remember to sign up early to receive your exclusive 2022 ARMS jumper!

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.

Events in 2022


O-Week Trivia Night


Indigenous Health Conference


Academic Speaker Night

Rural High School Visits

Rural Shows

Meet the ARMS Team




Vice President






Indigenous Health Promotion Officer


Junior Indigenous Health Promotion Officer


Undergraduate Officer


Rural High School Visit Coordinator


Events Coordinator


1st Year Representative


3rd Year Representative


4th Year Representative

Rural Medical Society (ARMS)

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