Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Student organisations


UWA Guild

The UWA Guild represents the students of UWA to the University, government and the wider community.

Guild societies for our students:

Other student organisations

There are several student organisations affiliated with our Faculty.

Western Australian Medical Students' SocietyWAMSS Logo

The Western Australian Medical Students' Society, better known as WAMSS, represents all medical students studying at the University of Western Australia. Every medical student at UWA is by default a 'member' of WAMSS, although financial members receive additional benefits.

WAMSS focuses its efforts on:

  • Representation - through contributions to committees in the Faculty, the UWA Guild, the Health Department of WA and the AMA (WA)
  • Events – including social and sporting events
  • Education
  • Community – including well-being, the charity arm Lookout, and global health group Interhealth
  • Publications

Australian Medical Students' Association

The Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) is the peak body for medical students in Australia, representing more than 8500 medical students at all 11 medical schools.

  • As a medical student and member of your medical society, you automatically become an AMSA member.
  • Each local medical students' society is represented by one of its own office bearers.
  • The Perth representative for AMSA is Robert Marshall.

Podiatric Medicine Associations

The Podiatric Medicine Students Society (PMSS) is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that represents podiatric medicine students at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

PMSS has played a crucial role in the podiatry students campus life since its formation in 2006 and functions to represent and support members throughout their rigorous training programme.

PMSS achieves its goals by actively organising and overseeing a multitude of academic and social functions. Our role as a student representative body also extends to the representation of podiatric medicine students in all aspect of student political, legal, and academic life.

Students and Practitioners Interested in Rural Practice Health

Students and Practitioners Interested in Rural Practice Health Education Xcetera (SPINRPHEX) is a Perth-based club for medical, dental and health science students interested in regional health and broadening their understanding of rural health issues and medical practice.

Through academic, clinical and social events SPINRPHEX encourages students to pursue work experiences in rural and remote health.

Western Australian Allied Health Interested In Bush Experience

Western Australian Allied Health Interested In Bush Experience (WAALHIIBE) runs a successful rural GP training program and provides students and registrars with support. WAALHIIBE also facilitates the payment of scholarships to rural medical and nursing students.

Membership is free and open to all allied health students who have an interest in regional health, or want to find out more about the opportunities available for health professionals in the country.

Members are supported through mentoring, education, professional and personal development.

Health Science Society

The Health Science Society is a professional, not-for-profit organisation representing Health Science students at UWA. 

Population Health Postgraduate Society

The Population Health Postgraduate Society (PHPS) aims to improve postgraduate life within the School.