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 Welcome to the Sydney University Medical Society

WHO WE are

The Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS) is the representative body for all Doctor of Medicine (MD) students enrolled in the University of Sydney Medical Program. We have a long and proud history as Australia’s oldest medical student society dating back to 1886, when we were established by the founder of the Sydney Medical School, Professor Anderson Stuart.

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1200+  Medical Students

Our Society is made up of over 1,200 postgraduate medical students from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences, from science, engineering, arts, music, teaching, law and more.

We advocate for the wellbeing of students, run hundreds of events each year, and aim to foster a sense of community and friendship.

100+ Events

We run hundreds of events each year, ranging from our flagship Academic events including the Marie Bashir Address and Lambie Dew Oration; Social events such as the Grand Medicine Ball, MedCamp, MedRevue and MedCruise; and Wellbeing events year-round like hikes, picnics, the sporting InterClinical Cup, Bubble Soccer, social BBQs, trivia nights and our intervarsity Rugby and Touch Football Carnival.

Please get in touch if you'd like to sponsor our student body, share your brand amongst our future doctors, and help support us in making these events a reality!

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10+ Specialty Societies

We encompass a large number of special interest societies for those passionate about pursuing certain specialties, ranging from Critical Care, Surgery, General Practice, Paediatrics, Global Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiology and more!

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