The peak representative body
for medical students in Victoria.

  1. January 30, 2017 by Gavin Wayne Sittampalam

    MSCV 2017 Director call for applications

    MSCV is proud to announce the opening of Directorship applications for 2017. Positions available include that of Secretary and Communications officer. Applications close 11:50pm Sunday 5th February. Please see flyer below. Contact Gavin at chair@mscv.org.au for more information

    MSCV – Director Applications v2

  2. October 5, 2016 by Gavin Wayne Sittampalam

    Applications for Chair of Council, 2017

    The Medical Student Council of Victoria (MSCV) is proud to announce that applications are now open for the position of Chair of Council for 2017. MSCV is the peak representative body for Victorian medical students and is at the forefront of the big issues facing medical students.

    The Chair of MSCV is the most senior medical student advocacy position in Victoria and is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of engaged student leaders, represent Victorian medical students, run state-level advocacy campaigns and oversee major student-run events. The role requires a significant personal time commitment. Students from all four Victorian Medical Schools are eligible to apply.

    Each applicant will be required to submit a CV and a vision statement (no more than three hundred words in length). These must be emailed to your respective MedSoc President by 11. 59pm on Sunday, 16th of October 2016. 

    Applicants must also be available to attend the Council meeting on the evening of the 19th of October 2016, to be held at the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus.

    For position descriptions and details about the Chair’s roles, as well as specific details of the applications and election process, applicants are strongly encouraged to independently contact the current Chair, Nathan Abraham (chair@mscv.org.au).

    MedSoc Presidents emails are listed below:

    Deakin University: Tess Langmaid – president@medusa.org.au
    Monash University: Luigi Zolio – president@mumus.org
    University of Melbourne: Kasun Wickramarachchi – president@ummss.org.au
    University of Notre Dame Sydney (Melbourne Clinical School): Eugene D’Souza – eugene@mandus.org.au

  3. March 16, 2016 by Gavin Wayne Sittampalam

    An open letter to Minister Hennessy

    “The [Murray-Darling Medical School] proposal is a poor solution to existing issues with medical workforce maldistribution, and provides no visible benefits to regional community health access.”

    MSCV has again written to State Minister for Health Jill Hennessy following increased speculation and lobbying for a new new medical school in regional Victoria and New South Wales. 

    The proposal from Charles Sturt and La Trobe Universities will have a minimal impact on retention of doctors within the Mallee region compared to existing schemes. Meanwhile, millions of taxpayers’ dollars could be wasted in establishment & maintenance of this school.

    These funds are far better spent funding increasing rural and regional vocational training opportunities. This will allow doctors to remain within these communities during their training, many of whom are currently forced to leave to continue their postgraduate training.

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    Download our letter here: 20160315-MSCV-to-Health-Minister-re-MDMS-4