How does the biomed society make themselves unique and different compared to other academic clubs?
First of all, we are the one and only club specially dedicated to Biomed and its students!
What makes us different? We offer many member-exclusive events all year long, both social and academic. We’re known for our award winning Biomed ball, along with many other bar nights, booze cruises and pub crawls throughout the year, which anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. The events allow everyone to get to know each other and have lots of fun!
Academically, we provide several opportunities for networking throughout the year like our Corporate Cocktails night that may help you gain insight into future career pathways. We also have a valuable partnership with Fraser’s GAMSAT to provide information to those students who are aiming to do postgraduate medicine.
One of the most special things the Biomed Society offers is a close group of friends which provides a family throughout your degree at Monash!
Who can we talk to for one-on-one help/advice?
The best person for this is your peer mentor! Remember that your peer mentor is here to help you throughout the year and they would all love to offer advice and assistance wherever they can to support you. So just send them a quick message on Chronus and they will get in touch to help you out with any particular concerns you might have. It is also worth keeping in mind that the connections you make with the other mentees in your group can also be a really great way of talking to someone in the same position as you and initiating these conversations can be an excellent way to make new friends while you’re not on campus.
What's going on with PASS?
Unfortunately, we are not in charge of PASS and so can give you little information as to whether it will be running this semester. We highly recommend you contacting your lecturers/asking on moodle forums as they may have a better idea as to what is going on. However, we can suggest it may be helpful for you all to organise your own study groups as it will allow you to collaborate on ideas and ask each other questions about topics you may be struggling with. This can be just as useful as PASS sessions and will hopefully assist you all in understanding content and also meeting new people!
P.S remember your lecturers/tutors/TA’s are all here to help you as well and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether it be via the forum or on email.
Advice about deferring?
If you are contemplating deferring this semester/year we recommend you contacting the Biomed faculty to get the best advice regarding this. All of the information on how to defer should be located on WES, however we suggest discussing this possibility with faculty members first so that you are equipped with all of the information needed to make a well informed decision. Potential contacts may include your unit coordinators/lecturers whose contact information should be easy to find on moodle - most likely within the unit information section. If they are unable to answer your questions, they will be able to refer you to someone who can.