Not only will you get to enjoy the great benefits of being an OUMSA member for 2 years, you’ll also get membership to the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) for your 5 years at Medical School.
Otago University Medical Student’s Association (OUMSA)
OUMSA is the student association for medical students, run by an executive and council consisting of medical students elected by medical students. We operate independently from the rest of the University. OUMSA works with the Dunedin School of Medicine to help you transition from being a medical student to entering the workforce.
OUMSA members enjoy benefits such as:
- Exclusive discounts at Dunedin businesses and service providers
- Discounted pricing on medical equipment such as stethoscopes
- Invitations to OUMSA social events such as Wine and Cheese and Med Ball
- Access to advocacy, student welfare and mentoring programmes
- You are entitled to apply for a one-off, 2-year membership with OUMSA if you are a medical student at Otago University.
This membership also entitles you to a 5-year membership with both New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA).
For a comprehensive list of all the things that OUMSA does – click here
The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA)
NZMSA’s vision is to represent and unite New Zealand medical students on the views, issues and concerns relevant to them. NZMSA recognises that the overall purpose of its work is to improve the health outcomes of all New Zealanders. Please visit the NZMSA website at www.nzmsa.com for more information.
NZMSA has recently persuaded the government to extend student loan limits (previously a maximum of 7 years) for postgraduate medical students which has meant that they are able to finish their medical degrees without having to find their own finance to pay for their final year(s).
Please note that purchase of OUMSA subscription does not provide you with membership to MAS or MPS.
Click Here for the OUMSA Constitution