Who wants to be a medical student? An update from 2016’s first AMSA Council


By Josh Monester, 2016 AMSA representative

One of the reasons I love studying medicine is that our student community is one of the most diverse I have yet to come across. I’m proud that no matter who you are, where you live, or what you look like, anyone can apply to study medicine.

In response to the recent release of a draft document titled ‘Inherent requirements for studying medicine’ by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ), we – at the first AMSA Council meeting of the year – spent a long time discussing who exactly is a medical student? And what should they be expected to do? Continue reading