MBBS Program Structure and Who to Contact Guide #
It can sometimes be difficult for students to visualise the structure of the medical school and work out how the staff members fit together to teach our medical program. In addition, it can sometimes be difficult for students to work out who is the best staff member to contact should issues arise. The intention of this document is to suggest options to enable students to choose who the best staff member is to contact. It is important to note that staff can change frequently or may go on leave. This document is correct at the time of writing, but for the most reliable information students should check the official University of Adelaide website (e.g. online Course Outlines), CANVAS courses, and Sonia. If there are perceived to be errors, inappropriate omissions/inclusions, please provide feedback to the AMSS Vice President (Education) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Year Guide #
The First Year Guide is your survival guide to help you navigate the scary waters of your first year of University life. Packed with information about the best coffee joints, cheap food, as well as the closest watering holes, it is your bible to make First Year as enjoyable as possible. It's ethical, it's organic, it's natural, it's healthy and it's anything else you want it to be. Your own personal copy of the First Year Guide will be in your First Year Membership bag. Missed out on one in O'Week? Lost your copy or destroyed it from over-use? Just interested? You can download a copy of the First Year Guide below.
First Year Guide to Anatomy #
The First Year Guide to Anatomy is a guide by MBBS III students on the ins and outs of anatomy. Not sure about what resources to use or how to study? This document summarises the top tips on how to study anatomy and how to get the most out of resource sessions!
Second Year Electives #
Want to know what previous students have thought about their electives? Look no further! The AMSS has collated views about the different electives on offer and summarised them in the document below. We hope you find it useful!
Third Year Guide to Hospital #
The Third Year Guide to Hospital is a collection of answers to YOUR questions, as well as some pearls of wisdom from older years that have "been there, done that". We hope that it will help to clarify any outstanding questions and concerns you have regarding your first taste of the #Clin life.
As always, feel free to contact us (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Fourth Year - Guide to the Clinical Years #
The 2011 AMSS Clin Guide, compiled by students and clinicians, had been the bible for medical students' life on the wards. In 2019, it got revamped! Have a look at the snazzy updated version to get the goss on all things clinical, from scrubbing, to EPAS, to what a TL is. So... what are you waiting for? Click on the file below to view!
Guide to 5th Year Options #
Considering options for 5th year? Wondering whether to go Denmark, stay city or go Rural? Don't know what each of the programs involve? Interested in more information on specific rural sites? The AMSS has you covered!
The AMSS Guide to 5th Year Options has all the information you need to learn more about the 5th Year Programs on offer. This new guide in 2018 covers in detail the teaching at each site, along with past experiences of students who have previously completed each program. It also includes a handy list of current 5th years who are happy to chat with anyone about their placement and location.
To access, please log in with your AMSS member account and click here. If you do not have a member account and wish to access the database, or have any rural-related questions, you are welcome to contact our AMSS Rural Rep, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overseas Electives Database #
Insight has compiled a database of past graduates who have trekked lands far and wide during their overseas electives and are happy to enlighten you. To access, click here.
Alternative Careers for Doctors #
Medicine getting you down? Ever wondered what you'd do if you didn't practise medicine and how you could still put that 6-year MBBS degree to good use? There are plenty of non-clinical careers for which the medically qualified are sought after. The AMA is working on a complete alternative careers guide for doctors but for the meanwhile, check out the lengthy list of alternative careers attached.
A Clinical Year's Guide to MSAs/Selectives #
As all clinical students know, many rotations can be a bit confusing at first, as we're never quite sure what to expect, and without being lucky enough to have someone to quiz about various rotations, there's very little information available before you start!
To help people feel a little more prepared, and to choose the best MSA/Selective for them, we've developed a survey to get some feedback from current clinical students, so that we can put together a guide for future students.
So, just completed an MSA/Selective? Have any pearls of wisdom to offer? This is YOUR chance to help out future students by telling us all about your MSA/Selective experience. We'd love to hear all about it! Stay tuned for the completed guide.