University of Queensland Medical Society
The UQMS crest, featuring the skull of Ashintosh
|Motto||Domine dirige nos|
|Headquarters||Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital|
|UQ Medical Students|
|GLORIOUS LEADER ZHIJIAN TAN|
|Affiliations||SWIM, TIME, TROHPIQ|
The University of Queensland Medical Society Incorporated (UQMS) is the peak representative body for students at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. As a not-for-profit association that is run by students, for students, the Society's goal is to advocate, advance and promote the interests of all UQ medical students, enrich the academic and social spheres of medical study, develop and maintain professional links with local, state and national stakeholders, and contribute to the community through its charity initiative, The Ashintosh Foundation.
From its inception in 1936, the UQMS has maintained a significant and respected voice in medicine at a university, state and national level. The Society is led by an executive of 10 medical students and supported by a team of representatives and convenors in excess of 80 medical students. While many traditions such as the annual May Ball, Sports Day and Trephine magazine have continued to the present day, the activities of the UQMS have expanded in recent years in response to student interest and diversity. Such additions include the establishment of an International Subcommittee, Research Network Subcommittee, The University of Queensland Surgical Interest Group and a satellite office at the Ipswich Campus (now closed due to the cessation of Medicine at The UQ Ipswich Campus) . The UQMS is also committed to developing world health and Australian Indigenous health through the UQ United Nations Millennium Development Goals Project, a joint initiative between the UQMS and School of Medicine.