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  • Democracy Inaction

    14 Nov 2017
    BY ROB THOMAS, PRESIDENT AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a...

  • There’s no such thing as a free lunch

    10 Oct 2017
    BY PHOEBE MACINTOSH-EVANS, POLICY OFFICER, AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONOver the course of this year, I have been the lucky recipient of (conservatively) a dozen free...

  • Tobacco smoking – enough of the puff

    12 Sep 2017
    BY ROB THOMAS, PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONIt is no surprise that the smoking of tobacco has decreased significantly from a generation ago, amid targeted...

  • Internship Uncertainty – It’s time for a national application process

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DOUG ROCHE, VICE PRESIDENT (EXTERNAL) AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONRight now, final year medical students are receiving offers of internship from hospitals around...

  • Climate change begets change

    27 Jun 2017
    B Rob Thomas, President Australian Medical Students' AssociationClimate change is an issue which requires drastic and immediate action. These are words we have now heard for...

  • Marriage Equality: A health issue?

    15 Jun 2017
    By Rob Thomas, President Australian Medical Students’ AssociationAs a young gay man in the 21st century, I recognise the relative ease of my existence in expressing my sexual...

  • It’s time for a tax on sugary drinks

    08 May 2017
    BY PATRICK WALKERSoft drinks are fast becoming our nation’s vice; our go-to drink choice that’s more bitter than it is sweet. Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are packed full of...

  • Pain for Your Thoughts

    10 Apr 2017
     ROB THOMAS, PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONOne of the more difficult issues dealt with on a daily basis in medicine is patients with pain – not to...

  • Mixing it up

    17 Mar 2017
    ROB THOMAS, PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONThe trouble with medicine (or should I say, one of the troubles) is that it tends to leave you with tunnel vision...

  • Growing up Digital and Practising In Real Life (IRL)

    16 Feb 2017
    Medical students are digital natives. Writing this, I sit here on my laptop, an engineering marvel, wirelessly connected to the entire world and playing a new mix of Deep House on...

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