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: Wednesday 6 January 2021
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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.


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


Our people

Chair: Ellen Davies 

Deputy chair: Virginia Dale


Cardiff first year reps

Cardiff second year reps
Amanda Godoi
Bethan Self

Cardiff third year reps
Erin Flaherty
Marcus Powis

Cardiff fourth year reps
Amelia Guy
Christine Muhota

Cardiff fifth year reps
Sashiananthan Ganesananthan

Swansea first year reps

Swansea second year reps
Ross Davey
Craig Heath

Swansea third year reps
Alice Maria Arvidsson
Naomi Nandra

Swansea fourth year reps
Megan Gurney

Intercalating rep

Omolara Akinnawonu (Cardiff rep on UK Medical Students Committee)
Ranmini Philomin (Swansea rep on UK medical Students Committee)

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.

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 10 February 2021
  • Wednesday 19 May 2021.

All meetings take place from 6.30pm to 9pm either virtually or at:

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



Nominations for the Welsh Medical student committee elections are now closed.

Vacancies for the schools and years below remain:

  • Cardiff University: 1st and 5th Year 
  • Swansea University: 1st and 4th Year
  • intercalating representative.

We will be running elections for these seats soon. 

Details will be available in due course. 


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.