Australian National University (ANU) Rural Medical Society Inc., or ‘ARMS’ for short.
We are the Australian National University (ANU) Rural Medical Society Inc., or ‘ARMS’ for short. In 2016 we consist of current ANU Medical School student volunteers across the four years of the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program who have a passion for rural medicine.
Since its inception in 2004, the ANU Rural Medical Society (ARMS) has continued to grow in membership as well as fulfil its primary intention of promoting careers in rural medicine and advocating for rural health issues. ARMS has developed a strong reputation in the Canberra community and surrounds as a committed, engaging and active student run Rural Health Club.
ARMS aims to provide members with opportunities to learn and practice clinical skills, understand the health issues facing rural communities and build relationships with doctors in rural areas in Canberra and surrounding regions.
In addition, ARMS endeavours to assist rural communities by providing free health checks, raising awareness of the components of a healthy lifestyle, and promoting career pathways in health to rural high school students.
Meg Davis - ARMS President
By becoming a member of your Rural Health Club, you are also a member of the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN). The NRHSN represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories. It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careers. It is important to keep your details up-to-date to ensure your RHC and the NRHSN can keep you informed of everything exciting that’s happening in rural health.