16 Jul AMSA Council 2 Report
Griffith’s tradition of Hawaiian Fridays morphed into Tropical Thursday for AMSA Council 2, held in Townsville from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July. We were represented by Maddi Taylor, Doug Roche, Tyron March and Paddy Owens. It was a highly productive council, with 10 policies being approved. GUMS lead the review of the National Internships Application Process Policy; one of the more contentious policies, this passed with a broad majority.
Council also acts as a mechanism for sharing knowledge between the executives of medical societies around the country. Maddi Taylor (GUMS President) and Doug Roche (GUMS AMSA Rep) participated in breakouts with their counterparts, from which they took back a lot of new ideas for GUMS.
Council wouldn’t be council without its social evenings. These ranged from drinks at a bar in which a T-shirt signed by Pauline Hanson was proudly displayed, to a cocktail party hosted by BOQ Specialist at one of Townsville’s more sophisticated establishments. With many bankers in attendance, this event became one of Wolf of Wall Street proportions.
The weekend was followed by AMSA National Convention, a legendary event in its own right that went off without a hitch. Convention will be covered in the next Murmur. Council 3 will be held in Sydney between the 16th and 18th of September. Any AMSA member is welcome to attend, and we would love to see GUMS ‘ representation grow. Join the GUMS@AMSA group to stay updated with regards to registration https://www.facebook.com/groups/778352792242767/
– Internships Policy
– International Student Policy
– Medical Training Pathways Policy
– National Internship Application Process Policy
– Sustainable Development Goals Policy
– Quality Clinical Placements Policy
– Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
– LGBTIQ Health Policy (merger of former policy with Marriage Equality and Health Policy)
– Rural Clinical Schools Policy
– Rural Training Pathways Policy
(Griffith voted in favour of all)