A variety of student associations add to your life as a student in Sydney Medical School.
- Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS)
- Sydney University Surgical Society
- The Postgraduate Society of Sydney Medical School (PSFM)
- North American Student Association (NAMSA)
- Sydney University Paediatric Society(SUPS)
- University of Sydney - Singapore Medical Society (USYD - SMS))
- AMSA - Australian Medical Students Association
- SUPRA - Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association
- MIRAGE - Multi-disciplinary Interest in Rural and General health Education
- Sydney University Holistic & Integrative Medicine Society (HolisticSoc)
SUMS (also known as MedSoc), founded in 1886, provides a meeting ground for all current and past medical students at the University of Sydney. SUMS coordinates social events, has a bookshop for medical texts and paraphernalia, provide a printing service for students and produces online and hard copy publications of interest to students, teachers and graduates of medicine. Visit the SUMS website for more details.
The University of Sydney Medical Society
The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) was formed in 2006 with the help and support of the University of Sydney’s Discipline of Surgery. It was initially formed by a group of medical students keen to encourage communication between surgeons and students to allow a forum for educational exchange and mentorship. Since then the society has evolved to include formal lectures, skills workshops, professional development seminars and face-to-face learning opportunities in the operating theatre.
Sydney University Surgical Society
T: +61 2 9036 7503
PSFM has the role of promoting and enabling communication between postgraduate students through the provision of a discussion forum to address issues specific to students at Sydney Medical School and the distribution of practical information about opportunities/facilities available to postgraduate students.
The Postgraduate Society of Sydney Medical School
Blackburn Building, D06
The University of Sydney
Phone +61 2 9351 6169
Fax: +61 2 9351 4887
The North American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
We are eager to answer questions or assist in your decision to attend the University of Sydney.
North American Student Association
The Sydney University Paediatric Society (SUPS) is the representative body for medical students enrolled in the University of Sydney Medical program who have expressed an interest in paediatric health and medicine. SUPS aims to support the professional development of medical students through leadership opportunities, educational workshops and community-service projects.
SUPS was officially formalised as a society in 2014 and has worked hard to organise numerous academic and community events including Teddy Bear Hospital events at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Care Package Night, Music and Arts Therapy Day at Bear Cottage, and Careers Information Night. These events not only added some benefit to a child during their hospital stay but also aided the medical students in understanding the importance of social support and provide them with an opportunity to engage in paediatric health. In the coming years SUPS aims to increase the variety and rigour of events by including Medical Case Conferences, Surgical Case Conferences, and an Advocacy and Philanthropic Series.
The objective of the University of Sydney - Singapore Medical Society (USYD-SMS) is to facilitate information exchange between medical students in Australia and healthcare providers in Singapore. USYD-SMS promotes employment opportunities in Singapore's healthcare field, aids in elective placement at Singapore hospitals, and assists with the integration of Australian graduates into the Singapore healthcare scene. We are happy to answer your questions about life as a medical student in Sydney or about healthcare in Singapore.
University of Sydney - Singapore Medical Society
President: Cheow Soon CHIA
globalHOME is the international health group at the University of Sydney.
With a goal to “Inspire and encourage medical students to promote health opportunities and medical equality globally”, globalHOME was established by University of Sydney medical students in 2006 with the aims of raising awareness, increasing opportunities and inspiring medical students to get involved in International Health.
The members of globalHOME meet regularly and activities to date have focused on Health Advocacy. In 2008, we hope to continue to provide a conduit for students, faculty members and health professionals to access information, attend events and fundraisers, and share their own international health experiences.
To find out more about globalHOME and to stay up to date with our activities, visit http://globalhome.medsoc.usyd.edu.au
MIRAGE (Multi-disciplinary Interest in Rural and General Health Education) was founded in 1995, as a club with a membership that includes a wide range of disciplines and members who are passionate about improving health and education in rural areas. MIRAGE participates in careers expos and rural high school visits around NSW, attends the NSW CrocFest events, and holds an annual Indigenous Health Forum that is open to the public. Importantly, the members of MIRAGE also have a lot of fun with a myriad of social activities spread throughout the year which keep us energised and help to spread the message of Rural Health.
Phone: +61 2 9036 7176
HolisticSoc provides students with opportunities to experience and learn about well-researched complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies. We host regular activities throughout the year including guest speakers, massage and yoga workshops, social events and much more. The society is committed to promoting an holistic approach to patient care, and has helped many students to find CAM therapies that are useful for themselves and their current / future patients.
Sydney University Holistic & Integrative Medicine Society
President: Nathan Jacobs