Greetings to all SMMAMS members,
SMMAMS Annual General Meeting 2016/17 will be held on 26th March 2016 at MMA House, Jalan Pahang, KL.
All SMMAMS members are invited to join the AGM. Voting is your right as a member, cast your votes wisely.
Those who wanted to run for positions, the nominations will be held from the floor on the 26th March 2016.
10KM Marathon Carnival
Society of MMA Medical Students (SMMAMS) in collaboration with Medical Students’ Association of AIMST University has organized a MedSA-SMMAMS Carnival 2015 which was held in AIMST University on the 12th of December 2015. This was the very first event organized by SMMAMS after the installation of the new EXCO board in September 2015.
The activities held in the carnival include a 10km run, a blood and organ donation campaign, martial arts performances, food fair and fun fair for children. The 10 km run had 381 participants, including students, staff and the public ranging from ages 4 years old up to 60 years old. There were 2 categories; Men's Open and Women's Open. We flagged off from AIMST University at 7.15am and most of the participants completed the run by 9.00am. The total crowd who attended the carnival was about 1000 people.
The event was officiated by YB Dato' Dr. Leong Yong Kong, the EXCO of the state of Kedah at 9.30am. Together with him the opening ceremony was graced by Prof. Dr. M. Ravichandran, the Chief Executive & Vice-Chancellor of AIMST University and Dr. Nesamani, the Treasurer of MMA Kedah.
The objective of this event was to create a healthy society. We would also like to create awareness on the importance of fitness and the crucial need for a healthy lifestyle. This also indirectly created a friendly network and bond among participants of all ages hailing from Sungai Petani.
The winners for the Men’s Open were Ruburn Kummar (winner), Muniandy Ramadass (1st runner up) and Thivagar Naidu (2nd runner up). The winners for the Women’s Open were Yue Yet Chin (winner), Gowre Shankere (1st runner up) and Ng Jia Gee (2nd runner up). The organizing committee would like to congratulate all those who won the run including the ones who received the top 20 finisher medals.
We, the organizing committee of MedSA-SMMAMS Carnival 2015, would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and those who have contributed for the success of this event; AIMST University, Maju Institute of Education Development (MIED), Malaysian Medical Association, Medical Students’ Association of AIMST University (MedSA), Jaya Catering, Enrico’s, Shahnaz, Ayurvedic, Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani, OEL Distributors Sdn. Bhd., Gurumu Charity Association, Germinatrice, Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (JPAM), Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), Unit Tabung Darah & Pusat Sumber Transplan Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim and Muay Thai Team of Gurumu Charity Association.
The Chairman of SMMAMS, Puventhiran Dato’ Pannirselvam said, “This is not only the first event of SMMAMS 2015/2016, but this is also the very first carnival ever organized by the association. Through this carnival, we have managed to gain an increase in memberships and this has also created a new platform for students to portray their talents in athletics. We will ensure the continuation of such events in the near future. A big thanks to AIMST University for allowing us to collaborate and hosting this event in their campus.”
“SMMAMS being the national medical student organization under the roof of the Malaysian Medical Association for the past 13 years, since the year 2002, would like to request all Malaysian medical students to join us to gain privileges such as joining events organized by MMA or SMMAMS, access e-berita monthly to get current updates on medical issues and we are also a platform for students to publish their research work in the Medical Journal of Malaysia as well as to participate in community relief programs.” was also mentioned by the Chairman of SMMAMS.
The final year medical student from AIMST University also added, “We will be organizing a course on Housemanship Training which will be held on the 20th of February 2016. This is a collaborative event with SCHOMOS. Visit us at www.mma.org.my for more information and details of the event. Thank you”.
6th AGM 2014/2015
On the 27th of September 2015, SMMAMS held their 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the fiscal year 2014/2015. The AGM was held in the Dewan Bunga Raya of MMA House, Kuala Lumpur from 1000 hours to 1200 hours. Members of the society from various public and private medical schools in Malaysia including AIMST University, the University of Malaya, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Asia Metropolitan University, Perdana University, and University Tunku Abdul Rahman attended the meeting. The students included those who were interested in vying for the positions as office bearers of the upcoming fiscal year while others were invited as Student Council Representatives from their respective universities.
The AGM started at 1000 hours and was chaired by the adviser for SMMAMS Datuk Dr. N. Athimulam. Executive committee members of the MMA, including the president Dr. Ashok Zachariah Philip, the president-elect Dr. John Chew Chee Ming, the Honorary General Secretary Dr. Ravindran R Naidu, the Honorary General Treasurer Dr. Gunasagaran Ramanathan, and the Honorary Deputy Secretary Dr. Ganabaskaran Nadason were present to observe proceedings, and to also provide guidance and experience throughout the meeting.
Dr. Athimulam started proceedings by welcoming everyone. All members who were present took turns to give a brief introduction, so to acquaint with one another before the commencement of the agenda of the day. Chairman of SMMAMS for the year 2014/2015, Mr. Mohamed Iliyas bin Sultan Abdul Kader from University Malaya, and Miss Balakavitha a/p Venkatasamy, the Standing Committee Officer of Reproductive Health (SCORA), took to the stage next, for the reading of the annual and financial reports for the year.
The elections to bear office for the fiscal year of 2015/2016 soon ensued and it was a much heated affair with students of admirable credentials vying for the limited seats. Nominations were accepted from the floor and nominees were first proposed and then seconded by members of the society. The secret ballot method was used in the case of multiple nominees vying for a position. Committee members were required to briefly introduce themselves, and also speak about what they can offer to the society. The results were announced at 1130 hours, and marked the end of term for 2014/2015.
The AGM then ended at 1145 hours with light refreshments served to all attendees.
Here we the incoming committee members would like to take the opportunity to say a few words of gratitude. First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every member who attended the annual general meeting, and also to those who participated in our activities throughout the year. We, as elected representatives, will strive to remain in the forefront as an integral national medical organization representing Malaysian medical students, and to serve our members to the best of our capacity, as outlined in our objectives. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the outgoing board, for the efforts they put into running the society for the term of 2014/2015. Thirdly, we are grateful to the MMA, whose support provides us with the opportunity to function as the leading voice of Malaysian medical students.
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SMMAMS (Society of Malaysian Medical Association Medical Students) is a medical student organization under the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). SMMAMS was established in the year 1999. Previously known as the MMSA (Malaysian Medical Student Association), SMMAMS was initially an organization by its own until it was adopted by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) in year 2002. Since the adoption, SMMAMS became known as the Society of Malaysian Medical Association Medical Students (SMMAMS) and remains so until present times. Currently, we have 1600 members from more than 30 different medical universities in Malaysia.
SMMAMS serves as the platform to represent medical students from around the country and ensure their participation to activities pertaining to medical students’ affair. This is to keep abreast with the medical world and prepare our students to face the competitive medical profession. The objectives of SMMAMS are as follows:
• To be the advocate of Malaysian medical students on issues pertaining to medical student’s affair.
• To advance issues of medical education, community service, ethics and health policy
• To be the principal source for obtaining and disseminating information for medical students regarding medical education
• To be a vibrant organization that provides values and social activities for its medical student members.
• To create a close-knit community among the medical students and build the spirit of goodwill and friendship through events and activities.
• To strive for the betterment of medical graduates.