New Zealand Medical Students' Association
The New Zealand Medical Students' Association Incorporated (NZMSA) is the peak representative body for all medical students in New Zealand. The NZMSA executive is composed of representatives that are elected from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin medical schools. NZMSA represents medical students on many levels, from Universities to Government representation.
- 1 Membership
- 2 Presidents
- 3 Awards
- 4 Annual conference
- 5 NZMSA Sports Exchange
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The President is elected annually by the NZMSA Executive and holds the position for one year. Any member is eligible to run for the position of President. The current president is Kieran Bunn.
- 2003: Brandon Adams
- 2004: Jess Allen
- 2005: Jesse Gale
- 2006: Xaviour Walker
- 2007: Nick Fancourt
- 2008: Anna Dare
- 2009: William Perry
- 2010: Elizabeth Carr
- 2011: Oliver Hansby
- 2012: Michael Chen-Xu
- 2013: Phillip Chao
- 2014: Marise Stuart
- 2015: Elizabeth Berryman
- 2016: Mike Fleete
- 2017: Kieran Bunn
NZMSA issues two awards per year to a nominated member of the association. The awards are the NZMSA President's Award for Individual Excellence and the NZMSA Award for Best New Student Initiative.
NZMSA President's Award for Individual Excellence
This is awarded to "a student who makes an outstanding contribution to the medical student body, recognised for creative problem solving; inspiring their peers and others around them; and their energy and enthusiasm for medicine, education and their community".
- 2010: Sylvia Ross, University of Otago Christchurch School of Medicine
- 2011: Sudhvir Singh, University of Auckland
NZMSA Award for Best New Student Initiative
This is awarded to "an individual or group of students who have started the most innovative and successful project for that preceding academic year".
- 2010: 11th Edition of the New Zealand Medical Student Journal (NZMSJ)
- 2011: Trainee Intern Anatomy, University of Otago
Each year, the New Zealand Medical Students' Association holds a conference which brings together medical students from all around the country.
The location of the conference varies from year to year. In 2011, the conference was held in Auckland.
NZMSA Sports Exchange
The annual NZMSA Sports Exchange was established in 2010. Teams from each of the four medical schools in New Zealand compete in a variety of sports.
- 2010: The University of Otago, Dunedin
- 2011: The University of Auckland