As the peak representative body for all medical students at Western Sydney University, a big part of WSMS' role is advocacy. Advocacy is the representation of your needs and interests to bodies that control or have the power to change outcomes, resource allocation and policy. This includes the university as well as various representative and  political bodies.

In 2012, we had great success in changing Western Sydney's policy in regards to how the SSAF is charged to Medical Students. In 2015, we had success in reducing the charged Rural Clinical School fee to 4th year students, and targeted discussion a major student concern - the Attendance Policy. In 2016 we aim to hone this advocacy onto the issues that concern you as members. 

 Some bodies we represent and advocate to include:

  • Western Sydney University, including the School of Medicine (SoM) 
    • Lana Nyugen, WSMS President 2016

  • SoM Medical Education Committees
    • Christine Byrnes, Academic  Director 2016
    • Year Representatives 
    • Elected Student Representatives 

  • The Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA)
    • Ali Cimen, WSMS AMSA Representative 2016

  • The NSW Medical Students' Council (NSWMSC)
    • Vaish Mahen, WSMS VPe/ NSWMSC Representative 2016

The AMC Report

Western Sydney Medical Society is invited to submit a report of the medical program and medical school to the Australian Medical Council, biannually. This gives WSMS an opportunity to outline any strengths and areas for improvement within the program and is a major advocacy opportunity utilised by WSMS to ensure student feedback from the Internal Representatives as well as any general student concerns are addressed by an independent body.