UTAS Think Tank
6 September, 2016
Tasmanian University Medical Students' Society (TUMSS)
Welcome to another TUMSS/ IMPACT ThinkTank for 2016!
The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)'s key mandate is to connect, inform and represent Australia’s 17,000 medical students. AMSA policies, discussed at council in mid-September are used to tell AMSA how to advocate to medical schools, politicians, and other organisations.
This Thinktank is a way for you to have your say in the decisions that AMSA will make:
Who should be prioritised for internships in each state in Australia...
Should domestic students seeking to move interstate supplant international students who have graduated in that state?
Should there be consistency across every state and territory?
Should there be more effort put into recruiting international medical students, given the potential lack of internships at the end of a medical degree?
Should sugary foods be taxed more, and fresh foods subsidised in Australia?
Should there be more opportunities for medical students to get involved in medical research?
To share your opinions on these issues and more, come along! Feel free to raise anything you want brought up at council too! When we vote on AMSA policy at council, we want to accurately represent UTas students, based on what you say here.
The policies being discussed can be accessed here if you want to read ahead - there is a summary of them at the top of each link, and feel free to make comments on the sides of the documents too, or bring comments to discuss at the Thinktank.
Some food will be provided, and attendees are highly encouraged supplement this by bringing a plate of delicious nibbles.
No experience is necessary - just come along and give us a piece of your mind!
If you’re up North, do not despair - there will be video-linkage! Watch this space for further details.
TUMSS & IMPACT