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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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This is to advise of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association. The AGM will be held on the 27th of July at the University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine. Room: C02/C05 (subject to change) All members are welcome to attend. During the meeting we will vote in the […]

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The Admission Note – Joshua Smith

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Josh Smith is one of the amazing house officers joining the blog this year. Based in Palmerston North, he’s passionate about medical education, and emergency medicine. The Admission Note A twenty-something year old male Presents, tachycardic and pale On a Monday morning in mid-November For a reason he can’t quite remember. He says the last […]

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Conference 2019 Bids Open

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Bids for conference 2019 have opened! If you think you and your team think you have the passion and ideas to run a conference, then now is the time to start putting your application together! Convening a conference is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional and team skills, and add an amazing entry to […]

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Lessons in Wellbeing from Medical School

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Dear Reader, I am honoured and humbled by this opportunity to share some of my experiences and reflections from my medical school journey. As a current TI, I like to think that I am slightly wiser than I was as a preclinical student. I hope that my stories will be something that can provide you […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Student Loan EFTS Cap Not Included in Budget 2018 

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga (Māori Medical Students’ Association Aotearoa) are deeply concerned the cap on student-loan borrowing was not addressed in Budget 2018. “It was Labour, Greens and NZ First election policy to reinstate borrowing beyond the current limit. It is disappointing to see this new Government, in their first […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NZMSA AND TE ORANGA AWAIT GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL STUDENT LOAN PROMISES

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga (Māori Medical Students’ Association Aotearoa) keenly await the budget release later this week. In the 2017 election promises, Labour announced a commitment to reinstate student-loan borrowing beyond the current 8 year cap put in place by the previous government. “For some students who entered medical […]

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Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill – NZMSA Summary

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NZMSA has produced a document to help you navigate the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act Amendment Bill currently going through Select Committee! Take a look at the document here: Misuse-of-Drugs-Amendment-Bill-Summary The Select Committee submissions close on Wednesday,  21 Mar 2018. If you wish to make a submission, you will need to submit it before […]

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ACE Roadshow 2018

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  The ACE roadshow is back! The roadshow includes invaluable information about the PGY1 selection process, and the timeline for applications. It’s a fantastic opportunity to start planning out life after med school. See the picture above for the times at each center, and below for a detailed timeline of ACE applications! Click to open […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Submission to Select Committee on Budget 2018

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga have made a joint submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee regarding Budget 2018. NZMSA seeks to ensure provisions are afforded for in Budget 2018 to ensure the government meets its EFTS cap promises. NZMSA and Te Oranga have reviewed the Budget Policy Statement, and […]