The position of WAMSS Secretary has been vacated and a by-election is being held to fill the vacancy. This is your opportunity to be involved with your medical student society. The procedure for the by-election is outlined below.
Another way to get involved with WAMSS is by joining one of our many subcommittees. Read our Subcommittee Application Guidebook to find out how to apply.
Notice any errors? Get in touch with [email protected].
Last updated 28 Feb 2023
Secretary Nomination Bulletin Available NOW (28/02/2023)
Find the nomination bulletin here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EdtT5hc16u1Yt-xXOZNUioEryOol8VAr/view?usp=sharing
Find the WAMSS Secretary By-Election event page here: https://fb.me/e/sDT8CULO
Subcommittee Applications UPDATE (25/02/2023)
Applications for the following subcommittees have been EXTENDED until 11.59pm Sunday 26th February: SHMRC, WAMSS Mental Health, AND 11.59pm Sunday 5th March: WAMSS Foundation, Marketing Reflex Magazine.
WAMSS Connect, Interhealth and Red Party applications close 11.59pm Sunday 12th March. There are now Interhealth Project Coordinator positions available too: Code Green (1), IIMC (2) and TBH (1).
Find out how to apply here.
2023 WAMSS Committee announced! (22/11/2022)
The full 2023 WAMSS Committee has now been elected. Congratulations to all new positions, and thank you to everyone who participated by nominating or voting. You can see the full 2023 committee at https://wamss.org.au/about/2023-wamss-committee/.
2023 Secretary By-Election Timeline
2023 Secretary By-Election Nomination Bulletin
The nomination bulletin for the 2023 Secretary By-Election will be accessible from the following link once it has been finalised.
The Secretary By-Election Guidebook
This document has all the information about positions available and how and when to nominate, campaign, and vote.
Elections Social Media Campaigning Guidelines
Read this carefully. Any nominees found to be in breach of these guidelines may be disqualified from the election.
An event has been created through the WAMSS Facebook account for campaign and voting week. Find the event here. Policy discussions are permitted to take place on the event page only during the campaigning period outlined above.
• Post a link from their Facebook profile to the Nomination Bulletin on the WAMSS Website one (1) time. Posts are limited to 50 words and must not include description of your policies.
• Post one (1) post to the WAMSS Secretary By-Election Facebook event page. This post may include text, images and video. These posts may not include links to other sites. The length of any video posted will be limited to four (4) minutes.
All other forms of campaigning on social media are banned. This includes but is not limited to:
a) Social media posts other than a link to the WAMSS Website relating to the election.
b) Event pages on any social media site to publicise a campaign.
c) Snapchats, Twitter updates, Instagram posts or external websites about your campaign, policy or agenda.
d) Use of large scale email threads or large scale private messaging on social
e) Engaging in conversations already taking place on social media regarding the
WAMSS elections; this extends to things such as liking various comments or
making inane statements which do not relate to the election, if the
conversation is relating to the WAMSS election, stay out of it. Discussion on
the WAMSS Election Facebook event is permitted.
f) Asking another person to use social media to promote your campaign
g) Creating a fake profile from which to do any of the above.
Nomination Spiel Template
Upload this as part of your nomination (when nominations open).
Subcommittee Application Guidebook
This document contains a list of subcommittee positions available, as well as role descriptions for each and how to apply.
How to Nominate?
1 / Check nomination dates in the table above
2 / Write your nomination spiel according to the position outline
3 / Find a photo of yourself
4 / Submit both in the Nomination Form
If you find anyone in breach of the Campaigning Guidelines, or if you have any questions about elections at all, please do not hesitate to contact either:
the Elections Administration Officer Helen Abbott at [email protected] or
the Returning Officer Sanchita Gera at [email protected]
Secretary Nominations: https://forms.gle/N5TyKeTnUmPvhcme9