What AUMSA does for you

AUMSA has been around for 30 years. A lot of things have changed but we still rely on these three core principles.

Entertainment

From Freshers to Graduation Dinner, we will make our time at Auckland Medical School one to remember.

Advocacy

We make sure changes are made to improve the academic, social and mental well-being of all out students by sitting on various Faculty Groups.

Support

Even before life gets tough, we will ensure safe guards are in place during your challenging yet rewarding years at Medical School.

Presidents’ Welcome | Anneke Tomkins

Kia ora koutou AUMSA whānau and welcome to the University of Auckland Medical School Class of 2024!
My name is Anneke Tomkins and it is my absolute honour to be serving as AUMSA President for 2020. I am delighted to be able to congratulate and welcome you into the Auckland Medical School family. First of all, take a moment to look back and be proud of the journey that has led you to this point. It is important to celebrate with your family, friends, peers and mentors who supported you through what was undoubtedly a rollercoaster of a ride. Now you have a new AUMSA family to stand by your side as you enter a very exciting chapter of your life. Soon you will meet your fellow cohort who will become some of your closest friends and together you will begin to navigate medical school, making some special and unforgettable memories.
You are going to be surrounded by a community of love and support as you will inevitably face emotional, intellectual and professional challenges on your journey of becoming a doctor. There will be times where you may feel overwhelmed, but it is in these times I urge you to turn to your peers and remember that you are in this together. You will be amazed at your personal growth over the forthcoming years and I can guarantee that New Zealand is lucky to have you as future doctors.

Now, it is about time I explain to you what AUMSA actually is – something I promise you will become extremely familiar with over the next five years. Auckland University Medical Students’ Association is a student run organisation that aims to provide entertainment, support and advocacy for all medical students, a group that you have now become a part of! Behind the scenes, AUMSA is working tirelessly to ensure your time in medical school is the best it could be. Expect a year full of social events,  educational tutorials, sporting tournaments and welfare initiatives just to name a few. None of this would be possible without the hard-working, extremely talented AUMSA council who cannot wait to meet you in person at the upcoming Freshers! By signing up and becoming an AUMSA member, you automatically become a member of NZMSA (New Zealand Medical Student Association) which provides a platform for all medical students to voice their passions and advocate on a national level in addition to providing networking opportunities with other medical schools. AUMSA and NZMSA will be there for you every step of the way through medical school and we cannot wait to welcome you into the family.

Another huge congratulations on your achievement, you should be very proud! Brace yourself for the year ahead as 2020 is going to be unforgettable. I cannot wait to meet you all very soon at Freshers but until then enjoy a well-deserved holiday.

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Rest of the Executive Team - 2020

We have a lot of students on our council here to serve YOU.
Secretary

Secretary

Holly Cook

Responsible for registration, documentation, and general administration

Treasurer

Treasurer

Oliver Bernau

Responsible for the fiscal stability of AUMSA

Sponsorship Officer

Sponsorship Officer

Ben Madsen

Maintains existing partnerships with long-term stakeholders and forges new relationships

Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Lucy Waldin

Provides the “face” of AUMSA to AUMSA members and external stakeholders

ND Editors

ND Editors

Angela Cheng, Daniel Chow & Cinjah McCarthy

The ND Editors are creative and thought provoking team. They are competent in design and editorially proficient and are able to produce a successful and popular campus magazine

Social Representatives

Social Representatives

Zoe Smith, Tom Swinburn & Joe Mettrick

Facilitates a number of major AUMSA events

Education Representatives

Education Representatives

Aziz Mehmood & Nicole Xue

Working with Vice-President Education, the Educations reps advocate for all medical students. They also co-ordinate a variety of education centered events throughout the year

Sports Representatives

Sports Representatives

Anthony Benfell & Ishan Naik

Co-ordinate sporting related AUMSA events

Arts & Welfare Representatives

Arts & Welfare Representatives

Niamh Conlon & Joachim Tan

Things don't always go to plan so these two are here to help you get through these tough times

Auckland City Representative

Auckland City Representative

Sam Robertson

Advocates for clinical students situated at Auckland City Hospital

Counties Manukau Representative

Counties Manukau Representative

Cameron Tuckey

Advocates for clinical students situated at Middlemore Hospital

Waitemata Representive

Waitemata Representive

Jaymee McNab-Hand

Advocates for clinical students at Waitemata Clinical Campus.

Waikato Representative

Waikato Representative

Su-Ann Yee

Advocates for clinical students situated at Waikato Hospital

Lakes Representative

Lakes Representative

Jihae Abou El Ela

Advocates for clinical students situated at hospitals around the Waikato/Lakes region

Class of 2024 Representatives

Class of 2024 Representatives

Sarah Casey & Patrick Macaskill-Webb

Advocates for the class of 2024

Class of 2023 Representatives

Class of 2023 Representatives

Nicola-Mary Geraghty & Travis Glassie

Advocates for the class of 2023

Class of 2022 Representatives

Class of 2022 Representatives

Matias Alvarez & Holly Mashlan

Advocates for the class of 2022

Class of 2021 Representatives

Class of 2021 Representatives

Rishi Kumar & Celine Peng

Advocates for the class of 2021

Class of 2020 Representatives

Class of 2020 Representatives

Benjamin Alsop-ten Hove & Siska Falconer

Advocates for the class of 2020

Māngai Māori Representative

Māngai Māori Representative

Bailey Woodman

Elected ex-officio by NRM, sits dually on NRM and AUMSA to advocate for Māori students

Pasifika Representative

Pasifika Representative

Georgia Tiaono Whitta

Elected ex-officio by NRM, sits dually on NRM and AUMSA to advocate for Pasifika students

NZMSA Auckland General Representative

NZMSA Auckland General Representative

Rosie Luo

Advocates for all students from Auckland at NZMSA

NZMSA 2nd Year Representative

NZMSA 2nd Year Representative

Awhi Pearce

Advocates for 2nd year students at NZMSA

NZMSA 3rd Year Representative

NZMSA 3rd Year Representative

Madison Randall

Advocates for 3rd year students at NZMSA

NZMSA 4th Year Representative

NZMSA 4th Year Representative

Uma Sreedhar

Advocates for 4th year students at NZMSA

NZMSA 5th Year Representative

NZMSA 5th Year Representative

Mohammed Al-Diery

Advocates for 5th year students at NZMSA

NZMSA 6th Year Representative

NZMSA 6th Year Representative

Charlie Lin

Advocates for 6th year students at NZMSA

Pukawakawa Representative

Pukawakawa Representative

Michaela Rektorysova

Elected ex-officio by Grassroots Rural Health Club, sits dually on Grassroots and AUMSA councils to advocate for students situated in Northland

Bay of Plenty Representative

Bay of Plenty Representative

Nelle Cameron

Elected ex-officio by Grassroots Rural Health Club, sits dually on Grassroots and AUMSA councils to advocate for students situated in the Bay of Plenty

Taranaki Representative

Taranaki Representative

David Thompson

Elected ex-officio by Grassroots Rural Health Club, sits dually on Grassroots and AUMSA councils to advocate for clinical students situated in Taranaki