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 supporting students of the Griffith Medical School in reaching their full potential in studying the art and science of medicine to become skilled clinicians in the future.

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 at your campus, Shayan Abbas ( for the Gold Coast or Harshitha Shrinivasan ( for the Sunshine Coast for any enquiries.

GUMS Academic Committee of 2023

Academic Officers: Shayan Abbas (GC) and Harshitha Shrinivasan  (SC)
Ward Survival Series Coordinator: Heather McNeil (GC) and Tania Sequeria (SC)
Formative Anatomy Coordinators: Hayden Pitman & Lillian Jurss-McGuckin (GC) and Shor Mizuno & Roi McGuinness (SC)
Formative OSCE Coordinators: Omer Hassan & Dilpreet Moti (GC) and Madeline Foster, Yang Chen & Shor Mizuno (SC)
Peer Based Learning Coordinator: Jason Liang & Dilpreet Moti (GC) and Mahgol Aghei (SC)

Griffith Medicine Academic Calendar 2023

What’s happening in the academic portfolio?

  • Formative Anatomy, Histology and Pathology Exams – before each exam for Year 1 and Year 2 students
  • Formative OSCEs
  • Peer Based Learning (PBL) – PBL (Peer Based Learning) is a new GUMS initiative in 2018. This program allows first year students to revise high yield content in a group situation with a second year mentors who volunteer their time to teach.
  • Electives and Selectives Evening – an action-packed night of speakers to inspire and prepare students for fourth year elective and selective placements
  • Peer Assisted Clinical Skills – provides all year levels additional opportunities to practice clinical skills with each other in the G40 facilities
  • Internship Preparation Evenings – two evenings for fourth year students providing advice about preferencing internships, finances and tips and tricks for transitioning to life after med school
  • Careers and Speciality Information Night – a great opportunity to hear from a range of speakers across different specialities to work out which areas of medicine you
  • Ward Survival Series – a series of interactive sessions on the essentials for when you step onto the wards
  • Hospital Selections Evening – designed for second year students to assist in selecting placements for the coming clinical years
  • Unofficial Guide for First Year – a session focussing on study tips, exam preparation and how to approach transitioning to medicine in first year
  • Conference Reimbursement Scheme