AMSA’s 50th Birthday
The Beginnings of AMSA
In 1960, medical students from around Australia met in Brisbane for their first national conference. Never before had Australian medical students come together as one body to discuss ideas, share information and voice their opinions and concerns.
It was now clear that beyond the scope of a national conference, there was a need for an organisation to represent and support the interests of medical students on a national level – and so, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, or AMSA (as it is more fondly known) was born.
AMSA History Project
From humble beginnings in the land of big pineapples and retirees, AMSA has enjoyed a colourful, wonderful and eventful history. Unfortunately, it seems as though everyone was having far too great a time to record any of it. In the past few years we have realised the follies of our disorganised ways and have made a commitment to actively recognise and rediscover our past.