AMSA is proud to launch “Keeping Your Grass Greener” – the wellbeing guide for medical students!
Keeping Your Grass Greener was developed by AMSA in conjunction with the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) to assist medical students (ie. YOU) to maintain their health and wellbeing throughout their time at medical school.
The guide aims to get students thinking and talking about their own health and wellbeing and brings together advice from a wide range of experts in the field, on topics including stress management, mental resilience and financial planning. It aims to actively break down stigma associated with poor wellbeing, as well as provide practical resources to help YOU in times of stress.
Whether you’re a 1st year straight out of O-Camp, or a final-year chomping at the intern bit, we hope that you will take something from this guide that helps you to navigate your way, body and mind intact, through the rest of your studies and career.
Please click on the image above to download your copy!
AMSA and NZMSA are currently looking for three enthusiastic medical students who are passionate about student wellbeing to coordinate the development of a second edition of the guide to be released at the start of 2014. Editors will also work with the CWO to make basic edits to the current guide for distribution at the start of the 2013 academic year.
The Editors will:
- be medical students throughout 2013
- report to the AMSA Community and Wellbeing Officer, who will be an editor and will lead the team
- seek authors for articles and coordinate submissions
- communicate with authors of the first edition of KYGG to approve the ongoing use of their articles and any alterations
- update the information on support services listed in the current guideedit and proofread the guide
- liaise with key stakeholders including beyondblue
- assist the AMSA Sponsorship Officers in seeking sponsorship for the guide
- liaise with AMSA Sponsorship Officers to communicate with sponsors where appropriate
- liaise with the AMSA Publications Officer regarding the design aspects of the guide
- coordinate printing and distribution of the guide
- evaluate the guide following the release
Interested students are encouraged to apply by emailing a 300-word expression of interest along with a current CV to email@example.com. Individual or joint applications will be accepted for consideration.
The expression of interest should detail the reasons for applying to be a KYGG editor, along with any previous involvement with AMSA, NZMSA, wellbeing initiatives and/or student publications.
Closing date: AEDST 5pm, 30 Sept 2012
Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by 15 Oct 2012.