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

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!

First Year Anatomy Guide

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!

Second Year Electives Guide 2017

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 ( if you have any questions.

Third Year Guide To Hospital 2018

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 Tom Gransbury, our AMSS Rural Rap, at

Clin Guide #

The AMSS Clin Guide was compiled by students and clinicians alike in 2011 and has ever since been your guide to life on the wards. So... what are you waiting for? Give it a read here!

Overseas Electives Database #

The AMSS 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, please log in with your AMSS member account and click here. If you do not have a member account, you are welcome to email the AMSS Vice President (Education) via to access the database. 

A Clinical Year's Guide to MSAs/Selectives #

As all clin 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.