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recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

Recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary Announced

As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Australian Federation of Medical Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary. Thank you to our kind bursary donors Ms Leann Wilson and Mr Colin Saltmere AM, as we congratulate Ms Tia Gordon, a Ghungalu/Bidjara woman, Dr Kerby Siemsen, a Wiradjuri woman from Weethalle and Dr Sarah McEwan, a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

AFMW Bursary – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine – Applications CLOSED

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 21 JUNE: During Reconciliation Week, the Australian Federation of Medical Women, is making a tangible commitment to the support of continuing education of Aboriginal and Torres’s Strait Islander women in medicine with an inaugural bursary. As part of their commitment to reconciliation and the Makarrata Commission, we would like to encourage and empower a female medical graduate who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to further their medical career and/or leadership aspirations.

Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)

AFMW Announces Our Climate Health Action Group (CHAG) [UPDATED]

UPDATE. New members to the AFMW CHAG welcome PLUS discover 6 Practice Tips to help decarbonize our planet. The AFMW is proud to be a member of the Better Futures Australia Health Working Group, which includes representatives from Doctors for the Environment Australia, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, and Climate and Health Alliance.

AFMW: Issues for medical women in the workplace

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A/Prof Jan Coles and A/Prof Deb Colville presented at the annual Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Research Forum on key issues facing women in their current and future role in medicine, and on policy to promote women’s participation.   Click here to view the presentation.

A General Practitioner’s Experience as an Australian Doctors International Volunteer

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Dr Merrilee Frankish, a General Practitioner, is a full-time Senior Medical Officer in a small rural hospital outside Cairns.  She volunteered with Australian Doctors International (ADI) in Papua New Guinea for six months doing ‘integrated health patrols’ and has since returned twice to teach rural health workers at ADI in-service workshops.

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Why Women Leaders Need Self Confidence

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From Leslie Pratch at the Harvard Business Review blog comes this interesting article on why women leaders need self confidence – even if they feel self-critical inside.