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OTAGO UNIVERSITY MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Friday 15th March 2019
Our hearts are with those who have been affected by the terrible tragedy that took place in Christchurch earlier this afternoon. To our medical students of Islamic faith, we love you and stand with you. To our medical students in Christchurch and those who have whānau in Christchurch we hope you’re keeping yourselves safe. We ask you to love each other and support one another during this time. If there’s anything we are able to do please get in touch through our social media pages or in person, at the OUMSA office in Hunter centre.
For Dunedin based students, OUSA has kindly offered their services (Student support centre) regarding this tragedy specifically. The university’s EAP counselling is available 24/7 over the weekend for all staff and students who need support (Ph. 0800 787 286). Campus watch is also available for any concerned students.
For Christchurch based students, please consult the Christchurch school of Medicine or the local Christchurch Medical students’ association – they will point you in the right direction.
In the mean time, stay strong and be there for each other.
Unity is power
WHAT we do
We are here to support all Otago medical students with a students helping students approach. Our emergency hardship fund provides support for students who need financial support.
OUMSA advocates on behalf of medical students at a local and national level. In collaboration with NZMSA we managed to lift the 7EFTS student loan cap and continue to work on submissions on further changes to student loan policy.
Our education reps work with the University of Otago to provide input on curriculum changes and assessments.
OUMSA runs many social events throughout the year, including Med O-Week, the annual Med Ball and social sports teams.
Membership is open to all University of Otago Medical students.
At $200 for your entire five years at Otago Medical School, an OUMSA subscription is definitely value for money!
Your subscription allows OUMSA to provide support and assistance to it’s members.
Receive awesome discounts on equipment, textbooks, clothing and event tickets. OUMSA members get priority access to event tickets – you wont want to miss out on getting tickets to our sell-out events.