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The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.

AFMW is a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Australian Women’s Coalition, partners with Doctors for the Environment Australia and is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA), Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership (AWHL) and Climate and Health Alliance in Australia (CAHA).

We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:

ACT and Region
RACS Instructor course details
professional development

Training In Professional Skills | RACS

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has taken the mantle of addressing workplace behaviour across Australia and New Zealand and one of the initiatives is a course offered for all surgeons and surgical registrars to improve communication. In order to offer the course more widely, more instructors are needed. Please consider your availability to do this important teaching.

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Korean Medical Women's Association award call for nominations
Korean Medical Women's Association

Request of Nomination for Kyung Ah Park Award 2024

The Kyung Ah Park Award 2024 will be awarded during the MWIA WESPAC Regional Conference which will be held in Cebu, Philippines in July 2024. Please send the Nomination form to Korean Medical Women’s Association no later than May 10, 2024.

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Calling for MWIA Triennium Nominations

The current Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) triennium is half complete and nominations for the key positions for the 2025-28 triennium are due to MWIA by early October. AFMW Council will be considering any Australian nominations on 30 April. 

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Sue Packer AO Herstory
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis AM, AFMW Immediate Past President

Herstory – Dr Sue Packer AO

My interest in medicine began when I was around six years old. My mother took me to have a blood test and a female pathologist took my blood after which I turned to mum and said, ‘you never told me there were lady doctors!’ – Dr Sue Packer AO. Read Herstory.

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Advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our communities.

Join a passionate and dedicated group of women working towards equitable personal and professional opportunities for medical women and equal health care for all, especially women and children. 

Visit our affiliated state and territory

Medical Women Societies


Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.


Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.


Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.


QLD Medical Women's Society

Supporting QLD medical women and advocating for equitable health for all, especially women and children.

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The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is operated by a volunteer team of medical women. Please contact us via our Facebook page or send an Email. Or use our contact form available here.

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