WHAT IS SAMS?
"I AM SAM, SAM I AM, THAT SAM I AM!"
SAMS Primary Goals 2021
To generate a sense of belonging and community for MEDSCI students.
To build individual student resilience amongst our members by providing the opportunity to form vertical and horizontal student support structures.
A BRIEF HISTORY: THE BIRTH OF SAMS
Created in 2009, the Student Association for the Medical Sciences (SAMs) was established as a small organization consisting of confused medical science students floating between Grafton and City Campus seeking information and advice, only to shuffle around with more questions than answers.
The 2009 Executive Committee sought to change that, and thus with limited time, financial resources, and an enthusiastic attitude, SAMs set off to organize events that began gaining attention from the student community. As time passed by, memberships began to increase, as with the demand for events; thus the creation of various notable SAMs events such as pub crawls, first aid courses, and sports days.
Despite the evergrowing attention, SAMS struggled with attendance for various events. Combined with woes of being a student, the organization was put on a brief hiatus in 2013 and was resurrected in late 2014.
SAMS: THE COMEBACK
Since the resurrection of SAMS, all subsequent executive committee members have continued to work tirelessly to bring social and academic events to all MEDSCI students. With each year follows fresh minds, newfound wisdom, and exciting new ideas to bring the community together and keep the sense of belonging present. From the stressed-out 1st year MEDSCI142 student to the stressed out post-grad MEDSCI700 student, we endeavour to advocate and cater for the needs of all students enrolled in MEDSCI papers, and for those majoring in Biomedical Sciences, Physiology, Pharmacology, and its related disciplines.
At SAMS, we understand the struggles associated with being a medical science student. Should there be any concerns regarding your degree or career pathways, please don’t hesitate to flick us a message! (Have a yarn with us too, we don’t bite!).