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 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Congratulations To Dr Barbara Woodhouse, Oro-Maxillofacial Surgeon – Queensland Finalist For The 2023 Australian Of The Year

The Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) would like to congratulate Dr Barbara Woodhouse as one of four Queensland Finalists for the 2023 Australian of the Year. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate, pioneer and leader in her field. Many AFMW members will have met Barbara in New York, at the MWIA Centennial in 2019 where she attended with other QMWS and AFMW members. There is also a guest book, administered by her colleague Dr Anna Raymond, where photos and messages of congratulations can be made and viewed (see the QRD code).

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Dr Macintosh
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 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Vale Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE

Our esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE has passed away peacefully aged 98, on Saturday 5 November, with family members at her side. Dr Macintosh as one of our most senior members, was a trail blazer for working women and in particular Medical Women.

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2022 Bursary Recipient Dr Sarah Springer video
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Bursary Recipient Dr Sarah Jane Springer in Conversation About Her Medical Career [Video]

This beautiful and inspiring video was the initiative of Dr Sarah Jane Springer (one of the recipient of the 2022 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries) in providing a contribution to the NAIDOC Week Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Celebration (held in Brisbane, 5 July 2022) when she could not attend in person as planned due to skeleton staff during the COVID Surge. Please enjoy this video.

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2022 Bursary Recipient Dr Sarah Springer
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Congratulations Dr Sarah Jane Springer, 2022 Bursary Recipient

Following our earlier post where we announced the recipients of the 2022 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries, we are pleased this week to profile another of the recipients, Dr Sarah Jane Springer, a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee, NSW and is currently working at Charleville, Queensland. Hear from Sarah and watch the video.

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2022 Bursary Recipient Dr Nicole Whitson
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Congratulations Dr Nicole Whitson, 2022 Bursary Recipient

Following our earlier post where we announced the recipients of the 2022 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries, we are pleased this week to profile another of the recipients, Dr Nicole Whitson, a Kamilaroi/Gomeroi woman and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainee (Non-Accredited). Read Nicole’s story.

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2022 Bursary recipients announcement
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Recipients of the 2022 AFMW Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries Have Been Announced

Congratulations to the 2022 AFMW Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Recipients – Ms Lauren Roth, Dr Nicole Whitson and Dr Sarah McEwan-Springer. We are very pleased to profile the three candidates (over the coming weeks) who have each been awarded a Bursary of $1000 to contribute to career, leadership and professional development activities. This week, we profile Ms Lauren Roth.

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Photos of the AFMW event heald during NAIDOC week
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

NAIDOC Week Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Celebration for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Medicine Bursaries– Tuesday 5 July 2022

(POST UPDATED 17 July) On Tuesday 5 July 2022, we celebrated the recipients of the inaugural 2021 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries and the launch of the inaugural Queensland based (NCWQ QMWS) Bursary sponsored by Mater. We are very grateful to the many distinguished guests who attended and supported this event, and hope it will become a template for an annual NAIDOC event in future, to be rotated nationally.

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AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary: 2022 Applications Open 23 May – Close 20 June 2022
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

AFMW Bursary 2022 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves – NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS OPEN 23 May – CLOSE 20 June 2022: 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. Applications are now being accepted.

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