The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) is the peak representative body for Australian medical students. The key mandate of the Association is to connect, inform and represent every one of Australia’s 17,000 medical students.

The activities of AMSA are all based around key objectives of connecting, informing and representing Australian medical students:


AMSA provides a voice for medical students, ensuring their concerns are heard by all levels of government and other relevant stakeholders in the medical education arena.


AMSA provides a wide range of benefits to prospective, current and graduating medical students. The Association also actively engages with medical students through local AMSA Subcommittees.


AMSA holds many national events each year, connecting Australian medical students and providing educational and leadership opportunities. Some key events include the National Convention, Global Health Conference, National Leadership Development Seminar, Life in the Real World, National Rural Leadership Development Workshop, Training New Trainers and Think Global Workshop.


AMSA advocates strongly on global, rural and Indigenous issues, and maintains strong relationships with affiliate organisations with similar aims.


AMSA produces many publications which are distributed in electronic and hard-copy. These publications form a key conduit by which the Association informs and connects Australian medical students. Some examples of the publications include: Panacea, Intern and Residents’ Guide, Medical Schools Guide, Embolus, AMSA? Your Orange Guide, Wellbeing Booklet, and Guide to Working Overseas.