NZMSA’s Core Issues for 2016

Medical Student Bullying

ACE and Finding Work in NZ

  • Press Release – NZMSA Concerned by Consequences of the Waikato Medical School

    The New Zealand Medical Student’s Association (NZMSA) has significant concerns regarding the ability of the health system to accommodate the increase in medical students proposed by the potential Waikato Medical School. Read our full position statement here. NZMSA acknowledges the shortage of rural GPs in hard-to-staff areas that the proposed Medical School aims to address. […]

  • Dear Nurse – Div Panesar

    Dear Nurse,   You’re a funny creature, you know, frantically requesting lactulose for a patient with no bum. I review for you a normal stomal output, a healthy post-op patient. He’s equally as confused as I am about why you believe his bowels are misbehaving. I begin my quest to seek out the patient notes, […]

  • The 12 Days of Surgery – Div Panesar

    I began life on the wards an exact twelve days before I graduated and received my degree – and so I decided it would be criminal not to take advantage of this literary opportunity and incorporate a most apt and well-known Christmas carol; although the hospital shouldn’t be anyone’s “true love”…   On the first […]

  • Anti-bullying Campaign Update!

    New progress on the anti-bullying campaign! Through the hard work from a number of members in the NZMSA team and faculty at the University of Otago over the past year, a memorandum has been developed between our two parties. We will keep you update as the systems outlined here come to fruition. Read the full […]

  • Press Release – Joint Statement with ASMS (Association of Salaried Medical Specialists)

    NZMSA PRESS RELEASE We’ve just released a joint statement with ASMS – the decisions we make now will dramatically affect the future of the NZ health system so we hope that the right ones are made! Medical students and senior doctors call for greater investment in medical workforce The organisations representing both medical students and […]