GUMS | Academic
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Despite the many opportunities available for medical students to take advantage of during their time at university, medicine is ultimately an academic endeavour. As such, GUMS is committed to support students of the Griffith Medical School in reaching their full potential in studying the art and science of medicine.

The role of the Academic Officer, in cohort with Pre-Clinical and Clinical Officers, is to support the growth of medical students through enhancing exposure to variable aspects of medical training. This is in an effort to ensure Griffith graduates have the best opportunities to be the skilled clinicians of the future. The Academic portfolio aims to achieve this through a combination of more direct curriculum support, inspiring and informative keynotes presentations, facilitating support of learning through mentoring and acting as a port-of-call for academic queries and concerns.

Just as the world of medicine is evolving and expanding, so are the efforts of the Academic team and any suggestions for better ways to support the student body will be warmly received. Please contact the Academic Officer Rhys Harris at for any such enquires.

Key elements of the Academic Portfolio

  • Formative OSCE organisation for all year levels
  • Electives and Selectives Evening – information night for everything you need to know in order to plan and prepare for 4th year elective & selective placements
  • Ward Survival Series – presentations designed to supplement School teaching about the essentials for when you step onto the wards
  • Hospital Information Evening – designed for 2nd year students to assist in choosing placements for the coming clinical years
  • Preparation for life after medical school – internship and specialties nights for key insight into the road ahead
  • GUMS Conference Reimbursement Scheme

Griffith Medicine Academic Calendar 2018