Going to start at UQ Medical School? Join the UQ Medical Society!
So, you’re heading to UQ Medical School. You’re in great company!
One of the most crucial things you’ll need to remember as a busy medical student is that you need time to recharge your batteries!
Join the UQ Medical Society
The UQ Medical Society (UQMS) is a student union representing more than 1,800 medical students. Incredibly organized, the UQMS is one of the most successful student organisations in Australia. Their aim is to enrich the lives of the university’s medical students through leadership, advocacy and community. There always seem to be many Canadians actively involved!
Forget the academic calendar—what you really need to keep you sane and get you through your years at med school is the UQMS Social Calendar. Get creative, get social, and get keen to make new friends!
The UQ Medical Society has a proud history of social events run by the students, for the students. They believe that through a healthy balance between study and socialising, students receive the full benefit of a medical degree. The social events are a great way to make new friends who will support you throughout your degree as fellow students, and in future as fellow colleagues.
The social portfolio organises social events, sporting competitions and Med Revue, so whether you want to throw around a ball, act on the stage or just go to parties, there is a social event for everybody at the UQMS.
By the way, did you know that actor Hugh Jackman is a fan of the yearly UQ Med Revue?
Long-term objectives of the UQMS
- To advance and promote the interests of medical students at the University of Queensland
- To enrich both the social and academic environments of medical study
- To promote and foster links and professional associations with student colleagues at other medical schools within Australia and overseas
- To promote the health of the community via participation in community projects and charity functions
The UQMS works to achieve its mission and meet its goals by networking within the wider medical profession, fostering the development of partnerships with sponsors, and by raising the society’s profile in the public eye (Hello, Hugh Jackman!).
Through their advocacy and community activities, the UQMS will ensure its members graduate from the University of Queensland with more than just a degree! Full membership of the UQMS is open to all enrolled UQ medical students.
About the UQ Medical School Doctor of Medicine Program
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is strongly recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment.