NZMSA aims to facilitate the development of a national Pacific students organization with representation from both Otago and Auckland Medical Schools. This work is being done in partnership with PIHPSA and APHI.
NZMSA is excited to continue to our work in this space, particularly in continuing to push for better educational standards for both students and practitioners when it comes to cultural safety and the LGBTQIA+ &Takatāpui community.
NZMSA continues to center the LGBTQIA+ & Takatāpui community during our annual Pride month. Held in March of 2022 we focused on building connections within the LGBQTIA+ Medical space as well as promoting educational resources to help inform our members and their future practice.
International Student Advocacy
Work being done by NZMSA hoped to help address the difficulties faced by International Students around PGY1 positions and transparency and support from the Universities during their studies in Aotearoa.
Equity Advisory Board
A new initiative being trialed in 2022 to improve the equity voice and accountability on NZMSA. Designed to provide a means for a diverse group of representatives to provide feedback and guidance to ensure that NZMSA’s mahi serves all members of the Medical Student Community.
Te Oranga Partnership
NZMSA is dedicated to our ongoing relationship with Te Oranga and our general responsibilities as Te Tiriti partners. Key aspects of our ongoing activities are focused on Te Ao Māori initiatives including workforce equity, Te Reo proficiency and the importance of Tikanga in medical practice.