The Flinders Medical Students’ Society was established in 1979 and is the peak organisation representing medical students at Flinders for issues affecting students such as curriculum and teaching, internship places, and student wellbeing.

FMSS is the the best way for Medical Students to be heard by the College.
— College of Medicine and Public Health, 2017

FMSS has a membership base of almost 600 medical students, comprising more than 95% of the medical student cohort at Flinders. Our members come from a wide range of age groups and professional and academic backgrounds, and this diversity is represented in the activities of our society. FMSS provides a range of academic, social and community-based activities aimed at ensuring student success during medical school and beyond.

The fundamental mission of FMSS is to support medical students in their academic endeavours whilst at Flinders. We do this by:

  • Providing a supportive environment for medical students during their medical training
  • Promoting the positive interaction of medical students with individuals & organisations in the health system
  • Engaging with the general community
  • Representing the views of Flinders Medical students to other peak organisations such as the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Medical Students’ Association and the SA Institute of Medical Education and Training

The success of FMSS depends on the many medical students and staff who volunteer their time and skills, and also the generosity of our sponsors.


What We do

  • Represent student concerns to the Course Administration, College of Medicine, and University - and get results
  • Provide quality academic resources for members. From peer-teaching to clinical exam practice to up-to-date seminars.
  • Strengthen the collegiate culture within the MD programme, and foster inter-year engagement. 
  • Supply financial support grants to members in need
  • Deliver access to clinicians and academics for career planning and development
  • Provide Medical Students with an opportunity to engage in our community
  • Organise fun and safe events for the MD cohort
  • Engage with medical students on a national and international level through the Australian Medical Association [AMA], Australian Medical Student's Association [AMSA], and Australasian Students' Surgical Association [ASSC]