Eden Hawkins

Eden Hawkins has written 15 posts for OUMSA

New Executive!

Congratulations to our new executive team for the next annual term! And of course a massive thank you to the team handing over, they’ve done an incredible job to make your medical education something to enjoy, not just endure!   Our new team: President – David Wang Vice President – Tevita Vaipuna Secretary – Agnes […]

NZMSA Sports Exchange

The pinnacle of the sporting calendar came at the NZMSA Sports Exchange, this year held up in the windy capital, Wellington. We took a team of 30 for the weekend and played in six sports: Boys Rugby 7s, Girls Netball, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Mixed Netball. After a wonderful flat crawl hosted by the locals […]

CMF hosts Anthony Hill

Otago Christian Medical Fellowship had the privilege of hosting Anthony Hill, the current Health and Disabilities Commissioner for an evening in conjunction with OUMSA’s Wellbeing Week. He shared with us a bit about his work in dealing with errors made in the health environment, along with his background in his Christian faith and how he […]

Dr Sujit

On Friday 19th August, MSGA-Dunedin, in association with the Indian Student’s Association, was lucky enough to host Dr Sujit, the founder of the Institute for Indian Mother and Child. His talk was inspiring, showing how one determined man can raise millions of dollars to provide health care, education, micro-financing and housing to more than 300,000 […]

Interfaculty Quiz Night

On Thursday 18th August, we held the Annual Interfaculty Quiz night in the Hunter Centre Atrium. This was by far the biggest turnout we have had, with over 300 Physio, Pharmacy, Med Lab Sci, Dentistry and Med Students! With a gold coin on and / or can on entry, a bake sale and a raffle […]


Ascend is a Professional and Leadership Development Program run by OUMSA. Ascend came to its final session on the 21st of June with presentations by Crystal Diong (Founder of 100%) and Robbie Francis (Co-Founder of The Lucy Foundation), followed by certificate presentation for all participants. Both Crystal and Robbie encouraged our group to engage and […]


TOKO and OUMSA Celebrate MoU signing: TOKO and OUMSA recently celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our associations. The MoU provides a platform to build a strong working relationship between both associations to enhance the understanding of kaupapa and tikanga Māori amongst the Otago medical student body. Charged with managing this relationship […]

ELM Can Drive

Big thank you to everyone that took part in the OUMSA/MSGA can drive this year! Two trolleys, marked ELM2 and ELM3, were left in the lecture theatres for a week collecting donated cans from our medical students. We ended up collecting 376 cans across ELM 2 and 3 which all went to the charity Choose Kids. […]

Red Week

This year OUMSA and MSGA collaborated to run our first ever Red Stein. This was a great event based on the annual Red Party which is run throughout Australia and NZ to raise money for HIV/AIDS relief and research. We started the week with a few educational events about HIV, STIs and the way New […]

OUMSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Massive thanks to all who came along to the morning of Friday the 13th of May to support the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation at our first ever OUMSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast! We managed to raise a grand total of $1000 which will go towards funding breast cancer research. Awesome effort!! Another big thanks goes to […]

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