We asked universities to present their ideas for the future of NSWMSC and some of these suggestions included increasing our media presence, improving emphasis on advocacy, organising smaller events such as workshops and policy working groups, creating a centralised calendar with all NSW medical society events throughout the year, NSWMSC Executive visits to universities and presence during O-week, increased engagement with AMSA and development of stronger relationships between universities.
Other discussions at the meeting included the survey results regarding NSW priorities for internship and whether international students should be ranked higher than interstate domestic students. From completed responses, the majority voted in support of this priority listing change. Other issues discussed included the Murray Darling Medical School, quality internships for all students and increased training positions and the possibility of ANU medical school joining NSWMSC as an affiliate.
We also had the opportunity to hear from guest presenters: Dr Deborah Kuchler and Dr James Edwards.
As the year comes to a close we reflected on the many highlights from the year and look forward to seeing the new Executive take NSWMSC to new heights in 2016!
NSWMSC Secretary 2015