GUMS | Election 2019-2020
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Election 2019-2020

President’s Welcome

Thanks for your interest in being part of the Griffith University Medical Society (GUMS) team for 2020!

GUMS is a wonderful organisation that is always looking for ways to improve the lives of medical students through our events and initiatives. There is a huge volume of work that goes into organising and running every GUMS event, ensuring that there is a role that suits everyone! Anyone and everyone can be a part of GUMS regardless of how much experience you have, even if you have none at all. What matters is a willingness to work in a team, put effort into your role and have fun!

With the introduction of the Sunshine Coast campus this year, we have restructured our Executive and Management Committees to ensure that we are able to cater for the ever changing needs of our cohorts. Explore this document (I know it’s a big one!) and find your dream role! 

I encourage you to dream big. Achieve what you never thought you’d be able to achieve. Don’t be afraid to put in an application, you never know where it may lead you. As I said before, all we are looking for is some enthusiasm and commitment to your role! 

If we’ve sparked your interest or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Good luck with your applications!


2019 GUMS President

Key Dates

  • Election information published on GUMS website / Applications open (all positions) – Monday 5 August 2019
  • Applications close (elected positions) – Friday 23 August 2019, 5pm
  • Applications close (appointed positions) – Thursday 5 September 2019, 5pm
  • More details in attached election document…

Election Process


How do I apply?

  1. Explore the document above and determine your dream role!
  2. Speak to the person currently undertaking that role
  3. Ensure you’re a 2019 GUMS member. If you have a current GUMS Plus/Gold membership or have voted in any prior GUMS election, then you are already a member!
    Email for membership enquiries.
  4. Submit an application (see two links below)!


How are positions filled?

  • Election: Executive Committee Roles and roles that carry representation are elected by GUMS Members.
  • Appointment: All other roles are appointed by the members of the incoming and outgoing GUMS team.


The GUMS Constitution states that to apply for an executive committee role the applicant must be a GUMS member. To be a GUMS member, they must be currently enrolled as an MD student.This means that future student (for example Bachelor of Medical Science students) can apply for any position except:

  • President
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Advocacy Officer
  • AMSA Representative
  • Immediate Past President


Application Process

You may preference up to 3 elected positions

You may preference for up to 4 appointed positions

  • Individuals applying for Appointed Positions must attend a brief interview.
  • Interviews for appointed positions will be held on Saturday 7 September at the Gold Coast Campus (video call interviews will be available).
  • The schedule of interviews will be emailed to applicants by Friday 6 September by 9pm.
  • If you are unable to attend, you must inform GUMS as part of your application. A limited number of interviews will be held on the evening of Monday 11 September.


Please note, all Elected Positions will be determined prior to the closure of applications for Appointed Positions. This will allow any student who does not receive an Elected Position the opportunity to submit an application for Appointed Positions.


Voting Process

As per the GUMS Constitution, all GUMS Members are permitted to vote in the election. Please note that only elected roles are voted by members.

Please note that during the election period, voting emails will be sent out once each day for members who recently registered as a member of GUMS. We appreciate your patience!

GUMS Membership Registration Link: