DEA Students is an integral component of Doctors for the Environment Australia, with hundreds of active student members across medical schools in Australia.
Currently, DEA Students is committed to increasing the voice of medical students in the conversation around environment and health. Our futures are at stake, and as the upcoming doctors representing DEA and the health profession, we have a moral responsibility to educate and advocate for health on this planet.
Members co-ordinate events, projects and campaigns in their respective universities and states, while working to grow the profile of DEA. Focus continues to be on recruitment, education, and advocacy, with students engaging with their cohorts, local communities and politicians.
DEA Students also contributes largely to the national iDEA conference and hosts recruitment and other productive competitions throughout the year.
Currently, DEA Students is comprised of the National Student Committee, University Representatives, and Year Level Representatives within each medical school. At the end of the 2017 financial year, these roles totalled 81, with many more active committee and DEA members contributing to the growth and achievements of DEA.