Welcome to AMSA
The Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) is the peak representative body of Australia's 17,000 medical students. Our mandate is to connect, inform and represent medical students through national and grassroots advocacy, annual conferences, projects and publications.
It is with great excitement that we welcome you to one of the largest student-run not-for-profit organisations in the world. With a five-hundred-strong volunteer leadership team, six annual conferences, five representative goups, nine initiative teams, seventy student-written and reviewed policies and a plethora of regular publications, projects and guides, AMSA is a testament to the passion and dedication of the Australian medical student community. The AMSA community is diverse and vibrant, and a place where all people are welcome. We look forward to seeing you involved in 2021. - Sophie and the 2021 National Executive
2021 Advocacy Priorities
Improve medical student mental health and wellbeing.
Reduce bullying, discrimination and harassment in medicine.
Indigenous health, including increased recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.
Advance gender equity within medicine for women, trans and gender diverse people, and more broadly in areas of public health.
Reduce the health impacts of climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Promote a sustainable training pipeline aligned to workforce demand by preventing an increase in the number of medical students and medical schools, and increasing intake onto specialty training programs, particularly in regional and rural areas.
Advocate for the provision of quality internships positions to all Australian-university trained medical graduates.
Improve the quality and flexibility of medical education in Australia.