Affiliated Groups

Disclaimer: Student Interest Groups are organised and run independently of AUMSA. AUMSA supports these groups and promotes their activities where appropriate.

 

View the events that each of these groups are holding on the events calendar here

 


Paediatric Interest Group (PIG)
Paediatric Interest Group (PIG)
PIG is an organisation of health students interested in child and youth health based at the University of Auckland. We seek to increase interest among students studying a health related degree to pursue child and youth health. We also educate students in issues affecting both children and youth in New Zealand.
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GPIP
General Practice Interest Group (GPIP)
General Practice Interest Group (GPIP)

Primary health in the form of General Practitioners is a growing and vital part of our health system. As medical students, the importance of primary health should be understood and advocated to all.The General Practice Interest Group (GPIG) is a student run group for all Faculty of Medical and Health Science students, aimed at promoting a career in primary health. Throughout the year we have seminars, talks, workshops, social events, networking events, giveaways and more. Everything is free, including membership. It will be a good year and we look forward to sharing the journey with you.
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DIP
Diversity in Practice (DiP)
Diversity in Practice (DiP)
Diversity in Practice (DiP) is a group whose aim is to raise awareness about the health care gaps and needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) community. DiP was formed after learning about the huge health disparities between the LGBTIQ community and the general population, during the ‘Psychological Medicine’ Medical Humanities topic with Dr Mathijs Lucassen. We realised the current lack of medical education and student demand to learn about this topic. DiP aims to bring this education to more Auckland medical students and other student health professionals through educational events, advocating for change in the medical curriculum and creating a new AUMSA LGBTQI education policy.
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Auckland University Sports Medicine Society (AUSMS)
Auckland University Sports Medicine Society (AUSMS) Winners: University of Auckland Best New Club 2014
AUSMS is a student interest group open to all University of Auckland students who have an interest in sports medicine and related fields. We work in close association with Sports Medicine New Zealand (SMNZ) to ensure our members gain maximum exposure and networking opportunities within the field.
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CMF
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF)
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF)
CMF is an international organization that aims to offer support and connect medical students and doctors from across NZ. We currently have student groups in both Otago and Auckland medical schools as well as numerous groups at other clinical placement sites. We aim to unite as Christian medical professionals and encourage each other as well as have fun meeting new people. Look out for our ‘Dinner with a Doc’ events throughout the year as well as CMF conference 2015.
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AUSS
Auckland University Surgical Society
Auckland University Surgical Society
The Auckland University Surgical Society is open to medical students from all years who have an interest in the field of surgery. We expose our members to all aspects of surgery including clinical surgery, surgical research and careers in surgery. Our speakers are all practicing surgeons who have gone (or are going) through the training required to be a surgeon and so coming along to our events would be the ideal time to interact with these hard-to-find people.
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MSGA
MSGA (Medical Students for Global Awareness
MSGA (Medical Students for Global Awareness)
MSGA is a national organization made up of students interested in tackling global health inequities. We seek to educate students in global health and empower them to take action on local health issues in their community. Our interest lies in anywhere from medicine in the developing world to issues such as the effect of trade agreements. Focusing on both international and national matters allows the understanding of vital impact of international health in your own back yard.
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SASH (Student Action on Smoking and Health)
SASH (Student Action on Smoking and Health)
SASH is a group that links up students from across the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy to raise awareness against and reduce the harm from tobacco smoking in New Zealand. Powered by the relationship with ASH and its partners including the Heart Foundation, we advocate at government levels, run certified workshops and organize fun, interactive activities such as the annual staff-student debate.
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Grassroots
Grassroots
Grassroots is the rural health club at the University of Auckland.
We are all about promoting rural health and rural health careers. We put on awesome educational, sporting and social events which showcase what rural life has to offer those in the health field.
If you’re a nursing, medicine or pharmacy student it’s completely free to join! So get involved and go hard. Rural Health. Hard.
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MHSSSO (Medical and Health Sciences Student Symphony Orchestra)
MHSSSO (Medical and Health Sciences Student Symphony Orchestra)
The Medical and Health Sciences Student Symphony Orchestra was established in 2009 to encourage passionate musicians to continue with their music while completing another, often demanding, degree. We started off as students only from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences but have since expanded to encompass students from all faculties at the University of Auckland. Our mission is to maintain the passion for music for our musicians in a supportive social orchestra whilst supporting venerable causes with our annual Charity Concert. We are non-profitable and all money raised is donated to charity; we have to date donated over $5000 to various health foundations including the Heart Foundation, Starship Children’s Health, Diabetes NZ and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.
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YACMA (Young Auckland Chinese Medical Association)
YACMA (Young Auckland Chinese Medical Association)
Young Auckland Chinese Medical Association (YACMA) is an organization dedicated to helping future young doctors/ACMA members. Elected and run by student representatives, it is one of the most active clubs on campus. Throughout the year, YACMA provides numerous events ranging from academic career evenings, fun sporting days, yum cha and social functions to the much-anticipated annual retreat. As a member, you will be able to attend all of these events, as well as being invited to ACMA CME dinners and conferences. It provides the opportunity to interact with ACMA doctors as well as other year groups. If you haven’t joined YACMA – sign up now. YACMA membership is open to all medical students from Year II up to Year VI.
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DIG (Dermatology Interest Group)
DIG (Dermatology Interest Group)
Our purpose is to further students’ interest in the field of dermatology in a variety of contexts . We have a range of informative events planned for this year, including the opportunity to shadow a dermatologist at Middlemore Hospital which is a fantastic way for medical students to put theory into practise. We are also actively involved with Melanoma NZ. Dermatology is a unique specialty in the sense that it has close affiliations with a number of other specialties, hence this group is open to all students who want to increase their medical knowledge regardless of their future aspirations.
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SPIN (Student Psychiatry Interest Network)
SPIN (Student Psychiatry Interest Network)
SPIN is a group that aims to provide entertaining educational opportunities for students to learn more about psychiatry and mental health. There is little exposure to psychiatry in pre-clinical years even though it is hugely important to any doctor practicing in NZ and plays an important role in all areas of medicine. We are open to anyone who would like to learn more about mental health or a career in psychiatry. Events planned for this year include movie nights, guest speakers, and stimulating panel discussions.
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