Student News

UWA doctors left without internships for the first time

It’s Happy Holidays for all but nine locally trained doctors left without jobs in 2017, marking the first time any WA medical student has been unable to complete their qualification in this state. Without an internship these medical graduates cannot complete their training to practice as a qualified doctor in Australia, despite a strong desire to work […]

Congratulations to the 2017 WAMSS Committee

Congratulations to the 2017 WAMSS Committee. President – Rhiannon Hicks Vice President (Internal) – Samantha White Vice President (External) – Brian Wong Treasurer – Dhanushke Fernando Secretary – Marissa Loh Education Officer – Shannon Marantelli 2nd Year Representative (Female) – Mudra Shah 2nd Year Representative (Male) – James Little 3rd Year Representative (Female) – Ruby […]

WAMSS Elections

WAMSS election season is now open. Over the next 6 weeks nominations, campaigning and voting for executive positions and general committee positions will occur. For more information, including the official WAMSS Election Guidebook, visit

2016 WAMSS Exhibition Launch & Alan Charter’s Prize Presentation

Congratulations to the all the participants in the 2016 WAMSS Exhibition Launch & Alan Charter’s Prize Presentation. The three winners can be seen below. Merredith Cully with “Markilester” Justin Sykes and “Abdominal Clinical Exam as Village Performance Piece” Rebecca Long and “Pikini”

“Young One” by Deepthy Koshy – WAMSS Writes

Oh young one, where did we fail you? I first meet you, in a rural emergency department. I see your unkempt hair, your brilliant dark eyes, your scruffy clothes. I study you. I see how your story was written before you were born. I observe your thin upper lip, your smooth philtrim. The way your […]

FOOTPRINTS: A Leadership Development Workshop

May 1st 2016 “One who walks in anothers tracks leaves no footprints…” Footprints, the MSAND and WAMSS joint Leadership Development Workshop is back in 2016. Come and be inspired to leave your own footprints – the wards, the battlefields, the laboratory, out bush, to moon: where will you leave yours? Join us for a prompt […]

Volunteers Needed for Research Project

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a study investigating the effect of two different sedative drugs on pharyngeal collapsibility. Healthy, non-smoking volunteers would need to attend two sessions at QEII (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) on two separate days (Thursdays only) during which the sedatives will be administered and measurements will be made. To determine […]

Humerus Hacks

Humerus Hacks – Final year medical students attempt to liven up med school with mnemonics, banter and ridiculous ways to remember all the things in a free podcast! For all ages and stages, on a range of topics – this is a great way to keep some of the trickier medical factoids in your head […]

Subcommittee Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open to join one of the many WAMSS subcommittees. This is your opportunity to get involved with your medical student society, and to make changes that you want to see happen. Applications close 11:59pm 1st March 2016. Positions are available on the following committees: WAMSS Foundation Red Party Students in Health and […]

National Leadership Development Seminar

What: NLDS When: 22nd to 26th May Applications: Open from 9am 12th Feb to 11:59pm 11th March – selection criteria to be released with the first round of speaker announcements at 9am on the 12th. Website: Facebook page: The National Leadership Development Seminar (NLDS) held each year in the political heart of Australia, Canberra, is […]