Pakistani Medical Association South Australia (PMASA)
Representing the growing number of Pakistani-Australian health professionals in South Australia, the Pakistani Medical Association of Association (PMASA) aims to provide the services and support for our members to enable them to successfully integrate into the Australian healthcare system. Established in 2011, PMASA has held various social and educational events, providing a platform for networking and facilitating community interaction. Join today and together, we can provide better healthcare services for South Australians.
This year has been a very successful and busy year for the PMASA. We held several activities including two mock exams, our annual gala dinner, multiple CME activities, a CPR workshop and a cricket match with the South Australian Indian Medical Association (SAIMA). We also saw a 23% increase in membership from individuals across various health professions. I would like to thank our PMASA team for their tremendous efforts this year, as these events would not have been possible without their support. The association now also has strong ties with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and other medical organisations within South Australia. We would also like to thank the AMA once again for their continuous support of our organisation.
The New Year is quickly approaching as 2015 draws to a close. I am excited to welcome 2016, as it marks the 5th anniversary of the association. Whilst the New Year brings excitement, it may also bring new challenges for the PMASA, but I am confident that our team will be ready to handle such challenges.
The PMASA remains committed to providing on going support to its members, which is only possible thanks to the voluntary work done by the PMASA team. We would also like to encourage our members to actively participate in management affairs of the association. Should any of our members wish to take on an active role within the association, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the other team members. I would also like to congratulate our members who have successfully passed their fellowship or AMC exams.
I wish all our members the best for 2015-2016.
Dr. Zakaria Baig
General or Full Membership is available to health professionals of Pakistani background who have full registration with the AHPRA or equivalent governing body in their profession. Full rights.
Associate Membership is available to health professionals who have limited, temporary or provisional registration with their governing body. Non-Pakistani background health professionals can also join as Associate members. Can not participate in the election process and have no voting rights.
Student Membership is available to health professional that are students in the health profession or fully qualified health professionals waiting for job/work opportunities in Australia. Can not participate in the election process and have no voting rights.