Medical Students Committee Wales

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Welsh Medical Students Committee (WMSC)

The WMSC considers all matters affecting the interests of medical students in Wales and acts on their behalf.  

We do this by informing, liaising and where appropriate collaborating with the Welsh Government, Cardiff and Swansea medical schools, local health boards, the Wales Deanery and HEIW.

The committee also works closely with the BMA Welsh council and the UK Medical Students Committee (MSC).


Our priorities

Mental health

Raise awareness of student mental health issues and assess the scope of the support offered by medical schools in Wales.

Widening participation

Promote access to medicine regardless of background and monitor differential attainment. 

Accommodation standards

We lobbied for improvements in the standard of accommodation for students on placements and continue to monitor these standards.

Grassroots engagement

Improve communication with students in order to increase awareness of the BMA and encourage engagement with WMSC.


Monitor the implementation of the MLA (Medical Licensing Assessment) and medical schools’ own assessment procedures.


Committee representatives


Alessia Waller

Deputy chair

Virginia Dale


Committee meetings

Who can come

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues and take forward BMA policy.


Dates for the 2019-20 session are:

  • Thursday 19 December 2019
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020

Where we meet

BMA Cymru Wales
5th Floor
2 Caspian Point
Caspian Way
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4DQ


Any questions?

For more information email [email protected] or call 029 2047 4696.