The AMSA National Teaching Award exists to promote excellence in medical education through recognition of an individual deemed to have made a very significant contribution to medical education in Australia.
Stress is often considered part and parcel of belonging to the medical profession. High levels of responsibility, combined with heavy workloads and long hours all contribute to stress, anxiety, depression and burnout.
Physical effects of stress can include headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, GI upset, insomnia and increased infections. Stress also increases your risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
RedWeek is a series of events that is on the up-and-up within the AMSS, and it is easy to see why if you attended RedParty this year...
Jazz night and MedBall are probably the most loved and attended events on the AMSS calendar. Ask any of your registrars or consultants and I bet they would have a memory or two from these two traditinoal events.
MedReuve allows us to showcase the vast arrary of talents of AMSS members. From performing on stage to the creativite script writing, MedRevue is a truly spectacular production.
The AMSS' 125th Week Gala Ball on Saturday, August 16th capped off a massive week of events. Held at the National Wine Centre with presentations from current and past AMSS Alumni, an historical display and musical performances by students from the Adelaide University Medical Orchestra, it was the perfect way to celebrate 125 years of medical student life. Log in to the AMSS website to see the full photo album below.
The 6th Year students' Graduation Week ("GradWeek for short") is coming up fast — it starts in the last week of November.
- In response to the declining “recall culture”, past examinations are to be provided to Year 4 and 5 students.
- The issue of past exam availability for the pre-clinical years was raised and will require further discussion at a later meeting.
- The concerns of Year 4 and 5 students regarding the time provided per question in the upcoming SAQ examinations were raised.
AMSA Third Council is approaching, and with it, there will be one Executive Bid hailing from New South Wales. The bid team, lead by the University of Newcastle's James Lawler, is currently looking for a medical student from anyway in the country to fulfil the role of the Treasurer.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Executive and Committee for 2015 elected at the AMSS AGM Thursday 18th September. The full listing is available after the jump.
The First Year ClinPrac Mock OSCE is a great opportunity for you to practice your Clinical Skills which will be examined in the end of year OSCEs. The event will simulate the final OSCE in its content and structure. We will run 3 sessions each day on 23rd and 24th September. Registration opens at 8.00pm Monday 15th September.
The AMSS' Annual General Meeting, coming up this Thursday at 5pm, will now be held in the Stirling Lecture Theatre, Medical School South building. Please circulate this updated location amongst your friends. Please note that no nominations have been received yet for Sports Officer(s), IT Officer(s), Photographer(s) or Historian(s).
No idea what the AGM is? Find out more at "About AGM."