Dundee Widening Access to Medical School Society
Dundee Widening Access to Medical School Society (DWAMSS) is a student-led society, founded in 2018, who are working towards achieving their current objectives:
1. To promote medicine as a career to primary and secondary school pupils
2. To create a support network for widening access pupils applying to medicine
3. To create a Scotland-wide widening access community with our fellow Scottish University widening access societies
DWAMSS is committed to designing, producing and delivering out-reach workshops and informative talks within their target schools. To reach these goals, DWAMSS welcomes any and all medical students, no matter their background, who share the common goal and passion for helping pupils achieve their ambitions of becoming Doctors. Additionally, DWAMSS is dedicated to collaborating with other societies and organisations who share common objectives, as to organise informative and interactive events for all pupils, parents and staff who wish to attend. DWAMSS believes that, by working together and in collaboration, we can make a positive and much needed impact in the Scottish widening access community. Together, we can help pupils achieve their full potential!
Resources for parents and teachers
DWAMSS have designed a variety of workshops ranging from intubation to using a doctors everyday tool – the stethoscope. Our workshops are aligned with the curriculum for excellence and the SQA course descriptors to make sure that pupils get as much as they can from the sessions.
Right now we’re hard at work on converting these workshops into online sessions – contact us if you’d like more information.
Co-Presidents: Callum Livingstone and Sophie Marriott
Secretaries: Jewel Joseph and Rachel hall
Joint Treasurers/Fundraisers: Rosie MacKinnon and Theresa Miriam Namaalwa
Volunteer and Equipment Organisers: Jenny Green and Luíseach Mathers
Workshop Creators: Sara Hussain, Lorna Haddon-McMillan and Joel Zaghbour
PR Officers: Samantha Irvine and Hailey Rees
School Liaison: Heather Kennedy