About Us

The James Cook University Medical Students Association (JCUMSA) was established in 2000 and is the peak representative body for medical students studying at JCU.

JCUMSA advocates for students on three levels. We work with the medical school locally to advocate about assessment, student feedback and improvements to our medical course. We work with the QLD Medical Students Council (QLDMSC) to advocate on a state level regarding changes to internships and during state elections. On a national level we work with the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) attending National Council and advocating on behalf of our students on national issues!

JCUMSA promotes and supports the well-being and interests of ALL our students irrespective of differences including, but not limited to gender, race, age, sexual orientation and/or religion.

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Our Constitution

JCUMSA is a student organisation with student officials elected by the students for which it exists to serve. Everything we do is in abiding by the objectives and rules set out in our Constitution.
JCUMSA Constitution


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2 weeks ago


An unreal opportunity for anyone interested in rural health!

We are so excited for the Rural Health Summit (RHS) to come to tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland in 2019, and are looking for members who are passionate about rural health to join our team! For more details view the attached position description document, before applying here: amsaorgau.wufoo.com/forms/s99y69h0qzynsy/

Position Description: bit.ly/RHS19PositionDescriptions

Applications close 11:59PM AEST on 17th of January! If you have any questions or concerns, the RHS19 co-convenors Daniel (daniel.mahon@amsa.org.au) and Keegan (keegan.coomer@amsa.org.au) would be more than happy to hear from you!
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1 month ago


Hurry – time is running out to enter the Pulse by BOQ Specialist give away to win up to $10 000 worth of Apple and Beats prizes

If you are graduating in 2018 with a medical, dental or veterinary degree, BOQ Specialist want to treat you after all of your hard work! Enter their Graduate Competition via the link below for your chance to win one of 15 Apple and Beats prizes, worth up to $10 000. Be sure to tag your friends and like their Facebook page Pulse by BOQ Specialist this week as the competition closes on Friday!

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2 months ago


Huge Congratulations to Dr Zafar Smith, 3rd year Emergency Medicine Lecturer, on being awarded AMSA’s teacher of the year!!We are so excited to announce the 2018 winners of the AMSA National Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

We had over 90 nominations and the selection process was very competitive. Thank you to everyone who took time to nominate an excellent teacher!

Excellence in Teaching: Dr Zafar Smith (James Cook University)
Excellence in rural education: Dr Elizabeth Kennedy (University of Melbourne)
Excellence in teaching by a junior doctor: Dr Kenneth Cho (University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney)
Excellence in Teaching by a Member of an Allied Health Profession: Mr David Law (University of New South Wales)

One of AMSA's priorities is to improve the culture of medicine- part of this includes celebrating and acknowledging the professionals who create positive cultures in their workplaces

Remember #GoodDoctorsTeach
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2 months ago


Just your JCUMSA fam here with a little reminder to keep on kicking! We’ve almost hit the light at the end of the tunnel that is 2018 and with exams coming to an end/ approaching soon it’s still so important to look after ourselves ☀️☀️☀️

Schedule those little breaks 😴
Watch that funny video 😂
Take some time out and go for a walk outside! 🌳

Studying isn’t always the best & funnest thing in the world, but it doesn’t have to take over your life! A few more days/ weeks then it’s over 🎆🎇

Best of luck everyone 💚
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3 months ago


As exams creep closer, we all enter a stressful time. It's important that despite this, you look after yourselves, your buddies and even those who aren't! No one should feel left out or alone during this time

Make sure to check in on that friend, hold that door open or even smile at a passing stranger! It's the little things in a day that make a difference

Sending our love,
The JCUMSA family
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JCUMSA thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2018

Our Team


James Coventon
E: president@jcumsa.org.au
Julian Pecora
Academic Vice President
Beth Edwards
Events Vice President
Georgia Westwood
Alexander Bykersma
Ashly Sabu
Publications & Promotions
E: publications@jcumsa.org.auJCUMSA Facebook
Sachin Joshi
Sponsorship Officer
Jack Bryant
AMSA Liason
Remi Sayre
Community & Wellbeing


Nicholas Williams
IT Officer
Anoushka Kothari
Junior Sponsorship Officer
Tanish John
Junior AMSA Liason
Jasmin Banwait
Female Interfaculty Sports Representative
Bailey Anderson
Male Interfaculty Sports Representative
Simran Gill
International Students Representative
Joanne Kaczmarek
Indigenous Students Representative
Riya Gaikaiwari
RACGP Medical Representative
Mitee Parekh
Teddy Bear Hospital Convenor
Michael Cao
Graduation Week Convenor

InPsych Team

Lauren Gomes
Max Peters
Vice President
Malki Senanayake
Finance Officer
Hannah Penner

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