Welcome Back Third Years!

After a long and well deserved break, our third year medical students have resumed classes, embarking upon another chapter of their study of medicine. Our fourth and fifth year students have started their clinical sessions too, and along with the third years, are scheduled to have a nice relaxing month by themselves before the on-campus Orientation week starts for the new first years on the 13th of February.

Following this, official classes will start on the 27th of February for the first and second years. We look forward to seeing all UNEMSA members refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face another year of studying medicine in 2017, and we'll make sure that everyone has a chance to enjoy themselves along the way.

First Incision 2016 - Tickets available now!

Welcome freshers and welcome home everyone else!
To start off the year, come along for cocktail drinks and canapes at 'Bool on the 26th of Feb. First Incision is always a great opportunity to 'scrub up' and meet the new members of the Armidale JMP cohort.

1st years will start at the School of Rural Medicine at 18:00 with a few presentations from sponsors, but the real party will kick off at 19:30 at Booloominbah. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

Check out the Facebook event page and make sure to let us know you're attending! We look forward to seeing you there!




Med Ball 2015 is almost here, and tickets are now on sale. Be sure to come along - it's always a fun night filled with friends, food and plenty of fluid. Get your tickets here - UNEMSA member prices are $77 and non-members are $87. All proceeds are charity donations to the Armidale Hospital. Deets:

When - May 16th @ 6:30pm Where - Armidale Bowling Club Who - medical students, staff and local health professionals (as well as any +1's!)

P.S. - Got a talent? Do you want to share it with the world? Why not perform at Med Ball?! We are currently looking for acts to perform on the night. Both solo and group acts are encouraged. If you're interested, or would like more information, contact Paloma Ghosal before the 5th of May.

P.P.S. - want to jam out to your favourite tune on the night? Submit your requests here!

Start of the Year Update - 1st Years!

Hey guys,
We bombarded you a bit at lifesaver day, but it was really cool to meet some of you! Here are the four things to get you started at UNE:

  • First Incision & UNEMSA Membership ($55), 6 March: buy online to save dosh at the door! This is our cocktail party thrown to welcome you guys to Armidale. Probably the second classiest event of the year, it’s definitely not one to miss! Membership will give you access to all of the PASS sessions and OSCE days throughout your degree, as well as countless free pizza and social events. Click here
  • O’Camp ($105), 13-15 March: Ocamp is one of my fondest memories of first year. 60 of your new friends all on a bus to the beach to enjoy the last warm rays of sunshine you’ll be seeing for a while. And you get to hand out with UoN kids, which I guess is alright. Click here
  • Hoodies ($45): we have awesome UNE Med hoodies for sale! We are doing an order in March, so get in quickly if you would like your hoodie in time for Winter Click here
  • Mentoring: this one’s free! We need your details so that we can organise you into small groups for mentoring sessions in the first few weeks. This will help you to settle into university life, meet some second and third year students and learn how to do med! Click here

UNEMSA Hoodies!

Hi guys! UNEMSA Hoodies are now ready to be ordered for $45. See the attached photo for sizing (sizes in cm and are measured on the front on a hoodie lying flat), and then buy:

  • Here via the PayPal 'Buy Now' button, or
  • Manually by sending an email to mama.unemsa@gmail.com, or
  • Through the UNEMSA app shop (search UNEMSA on the app store or google play - shop functional in a few days)

Please place your orders by March 1st so we can get them out to you in time for Winter!

UNEMSA End of Year Dinner 2014

Hey guys! End of Year Dinner is coming up. $20 for dinner and drinks at Servies, and we'll be running awards again, as always (voting will be up closer to the event). Hope to see you there!

RSVP here: http://goo.gl/2Eys67

Bank transfer to: Account Name: UNEMSA
BSB: 062-501
Account Number: 1035 8582
Account Description: First Initial, Surname, EOYD (E.g. MTay EOYD)

For more details, please contact Monica Tay.

AMSA Update: Vampire Cup

As you may know, the Red Cross Blood Service has turned on their "blood signal", an acute call for urgent blood donations, for the first time in two years!

To assist the Red Cross, the Australian Medical Students' Association's blood drive, the Vampire Cup, has been extended by two weeks until Monday September 8th! This means you not only have a chance to help the red cross in its time of need but also to win the Vampire Cup for UNEMSA!

To make an appointment: https://www.donateblood.com.au/ready-to-donate/make-appointment

Don't forget to register your donations with UNEMSA: https://www.donateblood.com.au/who-can-give/club-red/join-group


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