Otago University Medical Student's Association - 2023 ELM Executive

Our people - students working for students
 

Divyashri Thakkar

President

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

president@oumsa.org

Kia ora everyone and welcome to OUMSA!
I’m Divyashri (Div) and I am super excited and humbled to be leading this year’s fabulous executive team. Our exceptional team of officers and reps work hard to provide the best possible experience for you all at Otago Medical School – whether that be education, welfare, social, sports, or conferences – OUMSA does it all. My role as president sees me facilitating the amazing work this team puts in and supporting them as we work to serve you well. Alongside this role I love working on my honors for Anthropology, binging any and every TV show (if you’re a Fleabag fan we are already friends), and playing switch!
If you see me around please stop to say hello – I’m always happy to serve and help in any way I can:))
Excited to catch you all around campus soon!

Senuka Onel

Vice-President – Administrative

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

vpa@oumsa.org

Kia ora everyone!

My name is Senuka and I’m humbled to be your Vice President Administrative for 2023!

I’m super excited to be part of this all star team of like-minded medics 🤩! My role sees me managing OUMSA’s internal affairs alongside our VPE Jono, managing our public pages on facebook, youtube and other platforms, as well as running and creating the OUMSA elections. I’ll also be liaising with NZMSA to get our ELM students better access to the conference they host!

In my spare time you can find me exploring and getting cool drone shots of the beauty that is the South Island or casually hitting unipol when my lectures are on 🤫.

Come hit me up for a yarn if you see me around!

This is your student association – we are here to make your ELM years the best they can be.


Jono Sangkhamyong

Vice President – External

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year
vpe@oumsa.org


Hank Lin

Treasurer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

treasurer@oumsa.org

 

Amy Choi

Education Officer – Internal

educationinternal@oumsa.org

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

Kia ora, I’m Amy and I am your Education Officer Internal for 2023! I am excited to be organising the Study Buddy tutorials throughout the year. These awesome tutorials are run by students for students and are great to revise module content and make sure you’re on the right track. (Head to the OUMSA shop to buy a subscription now!) My other responsibilities are to attend fortnightly education meetings to give feedback to tutors, providing support to students who are also parents, and for those sitting special exams. In my spare time, I love to make a good meal and enjoy the sun when it’s out!

Hayley Bennett

Education Officer – External

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

 

Dilan Magan

Welfare Officer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

welfare@oumsa.org

 

Brendan Fleming

Social Officer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

social@oumsa.org

Kia ora koutou med whānau 🙂
My name is Brendan and I’m your ELM social officer for 2023! I’ll be organising all of our social events throughout the year from wine & cheese to our (greatly anticipated) med ball. My greatest traits include godly limbo skills and having the worst dance moves in the clubs. Part of making sure that ELM events are as fun as possible is listening to feedback from you guys, so don’t hesitate to message me if you’ve got anything to say!

Jack Kininmonth

Sports Officer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

sports@oumsa.org

 

Leilani Jones

Community Outreach Officer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

communityoutreach@oumsa.org

Kia ora everyone!
I’m Leilani or Lani and I am excited to be your Community Outreach Officer. I am looking forward to seeing all of you around, sharing some laughs and creating a whānau. I am responsible for organizing our charity events for the year including Relay for Life, Pink Friday, Daffodil Day etc. We also have several community involvement events such as tree planting days, blood donations and Teddy Bear Hospital which introduces kindergartens to the medical world in a fun way. If you’ve got any awesome ideas you want to talk about or events you would like to be involved I’d love to hear from you

Jun Chong

Communications/Sponsorship Officer

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

sponsorship@oumsa.org

Kia Ora everyone!

 

I’m Jun (June), your Communications Officer for 2023. I was born and raised in Malaysia and have been in Dunners for the past 3 years. My role involves getting us awesome merch, membership benefits and sponsorships. If there’s any merch ideas you would like to see, don’t hesitate to let me know!  I’ll also be the one posting on the oumsa_gram so be sure to give us a follow and stay updated with all the exciting events to come! I look forward to meeting all of you and feel free to hit me up if you have any questions at all xx

Eushin Kang

ECCO Convenor

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

ecco@oumsa.org

Kia Ora!
I’m Eushin and I am so so excited to be your ECCO convenor. ECCO (ELM Clinical Conference Otago) is an annual medical student conference involving highly passionate speakers, cutting edge hands-on workshops, and a dazzling gala night to get to know your peers better. When I’m not hustling and bustling with the amazing ECCO committee, I’ll be preoccupied watching football, going running or binging on the latest K dramas. Feel free to message me about anything and everything :))

Jeremy Ishi

Website/Store Administrator

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

webmaster@oumsa.org

Kia ora,
I’m Jeremy the website person for 2023. I will be helping out will putting up products on the website and sorting out the online orders.
Feel free to contact me if you need help or have feedback, good or bad webmaster@oumsa.org

Parnia Naeimasa

Gap Year Rep

gapyear@oumsa.org

Kia ora lovely person reading this <3
I’m Parnia (or Nia) and I am the OUMSA Gap Year Officer for 2022-2023
I am here to support my wonderful gap year student whānau (inclusive of people doing BMedSci hons , BA or taking a year out of med for other reasons)
I create social or info events as well as serve as the contact person for all things Gap Year related between students and the medical school
I am always happy to listen to you if you have any questions or concerns and will do my absolute best to help out if I can
Please feel welcome to email me at : gapyear@oumsa.org and I will get back to you
Thank you for reading this – hugs <3
Much Aroha and many warm wishes ,
Nia (Parnia)
She/They pronouns

Lilian Campbell-Tie

3rd Year Rep

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

3rdyear@oumsa.org

Kia ora whānau!
I’m Lili and I have the absolute privilege of being your 3rd year rep for 2023. This year I’ll be our voice for class division and will organise the 3rd year class photo as well as demigrad at the end of the year (plus a few other niggly bits). Our goal at OUMSA is to advocate for what’s in the best interest of all second and third years so please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to serve you! In my spare time catch me at the bog, binging some netflix show or absolutely tearing up the dance floor at wine and cheese (please don’t ask to battle me, I’ll lose). Hope to see you all around this year 🙂

Simone Ada

NZMSA General Rep

 Early Learning in Medicine – 2nd Year
@oumsa.org

 

Piri Tohu

Te Ao Māori

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year 

@oumsa.org

Ko Motatau te Maunga
Ko Hikurangi te Awa
Ko Tau Henare te Marae
Ko Ngāti Hine te Iwi
Te Orewai te Hapū
Ko Piri ahau.

Kia ora e koutou.
My name is Piri and my role is as your Hauora Māori Officer. I come from the small rural community of Pipiwai. My people are Te Orewai, Te Ihutai and Te Kau i Mua. I have a passion for advocating equitable opportunities for all – especially Māori. My goal is to be a common face – a tangata kanohi kitea. Someone who is present, someone who is approachable, someone who most people can become familiar with, and who they and you can spin a yarn to. In the words of my tupuna karani māmā (maternal great-grand mother): “peka mai te katoa” (come in, all are welcome). It is by that same collaborative and hospitable spirit that I too say “peka mai te katoa”. My duty is to promote the idea of cultural appreciation and to encourage the thought that we are all rowing in the same waka towards a common goal. That goal being to provide health services to all of society.

 

 

James Ropati

Pacific (PIHPSA) Rep

Early Learning in Medicine – 3rd Year

@oumsa.org

Malo le soifua, fakaalofa lahi atu and warm Pacific greetings!

 

I’m James and it’s an absolute privilege to be your OUMSA Pacific Representative for 2022! I am Samoan, Niuean, Malaysian, born and raised in Wellington. My role mainly involves educating the cohorts and staff of Pacific culture and values, maintaining the relationship and communication between Pacific Islands Health Professional Student’s Association (PIHPSA) and OUMSA! Myself and a few others advocate on behalf of Pasifika medical students, best represent our values in board meetings, provide fun events and much much more! If you have any questions or want to have a talanoa about anything regarding medicine or Pacific or neither, don’t hesitate to let me know! I’m always keen for a chat! Fa’afetai tele lava ma manuia le malaga i lau aoga!

Divyashri Thakkar

ELM2 Rep

Early Learning in Medicine – 2nd Year

@oumsa.org

 

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