Welsh medical students committee

The WMSC (Welsh medical students committee) covers all matters of importance to medical students in Wales and acts on their behalf. Find out more about our priorities, members and meetings.

Location: Wales
Audience: Medical students
Updated: Thursday 11 June 2020
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​The WMSC covers all matters of importance to 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 and Health Education and Improvement Wales.

The committee also works closely with the BMA Welsh council and the UK 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.

 

Assessments

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

 

Our people

Chair: Alessia Waller

Deputy chair: Virginia Dale

Members

Cardiff first year reps
Vacant

Cardiff second year reps
AJ Oyedele
Marcus Powis

Cardiff third year reps
Ellen Davies
Tyler Jones

Cardiff fourth year reps
Omar Marei
Vacant

Cardiff fifth year reps
Grace Hosking
Thomas Grother

Swansea first year reps
Vacant
Vacant

Swansea second year reps
Vacant
Vacant

Swansea third year reps
Virginia Dale
Vacant

Swansea fourth year reps
Alessia Waller
Vacant

Intercalating rep
Vacant

Co-opted
Amelia Tee

Our meetings

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting medical students in Wales. These meetings are open to WMSC members only.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020

All meetings take place from 6.30pm to 9pm at:

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

 

Nominations for the WMSC (Welsh Medical Students Committee)

Each year WMSC holds elections for 19 voting members.

Two representatives are elected from each year group at Cardiff and Swansea medical schools, as well as one intercalating rep. Please note, you must be a member of the BMA in order to nominate. In this round of elections we are seeking nominations from:

Cardiff University

2nd Year 
3rd Year 
4th Year 
5th Year

Swansea University

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

How to nominate

Please read the elections guide before nominating yourself.

In order to access the WMSC election website, you will need an online account.

(If you would like to nominate yourself for the intercalating rep position, please get in touch with us directly for the nomination form.)

Nominations close on 26 June 2020 at 12 noon and voting will open on Wednesday 1 July at 9am. All students who are BMA members will be notified by email to alert them when they can vote. To ensure you receive this information, please make sure we have the right details for you.

If you have any questions about the elections process or about WMSC in general, please feel free to contact Dorine Chantepie ([email protected]).

 

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the WMSC, please contact [email protected] or call 029 2047 4696.