Jessie Zhou

Medical Intern at Royal Melbourne Hospital. IT/Memberships Officer for VMWS.

Recap: VMWS presents ‘All about Intersectionality, Feminism and Health Equity’

If there is one word, I could use to describe VMWS’ ‘All about Intersectionality, Feminism and Health Equity’ event – it would be ‘inspiring’. Held on the 16th of September, we were joined by an expert panel of almost 10 and over 50 attendees, passionate about the topic of intersectional… Read More »Recap: VMWS presents ‘All about Intersectionality, Feminism and Health Equity’

VMWS Committee 2022: Applications Open!

We’re looking for enthusiastic, committed medical women to fill the following roles: Executive Committee Vice President Secretary General Committee Events Coordinator Sponsorship Officer Promotions Officer Newsletter / Web Content Editor Senior Members’ Representative AMA Representative Archivist University Student Representatives (Deakin, Melbourne University, Monash, Notre Dame) Research and Policy Coordinator Position… Read More »VMWS Committee 2022: Applications Open!

AFMW Statement on COVID-19

Download the most recent statement: Second AFMW COVID-19 PANDEMIC (SARS-CoV-2) Public Statement Second AFMW COVID-19 PANDEMIC (SARS-CoV-2) Resource List Past statements: AFMW COVID-19 PANDEMIC (SARS-CoV-2) Public Statement  | View Resources & Links The AFMW recognises the Global COVID-19 Pandemic as a health emergency first and foremost, in addition to its profound social… Read More »AFMW Statement on COVID-19

President’s Letter To The Honourable Mr Alex Hawke Re Afghanistan

We stand with the Australian Federation of Medical Women in urging the Minister for Immigration and the Australian Government in taking immediate action for the women and girls in Afghanistan. See our open letters below. Australia has a moral obligation to help these [Afghanistan] families arrive here in safety. A/… Read More »President’s Letter To The Honourable Mr Alex Hawke Re Afghanistan

AMA Emerging Leaders Program

VMWS is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring three members to attend either the August or October intake of the AMA Emerging Leaders course! Normally costing $2100, VMWS will be covering the program cost for three future leaders! The aim of the Emerging Leader Program is to support… Read More »AMA Emerging Leaders Program

Recipients Of The Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary Announced

Bursary Recipients 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. Three exceptional candidates will each be awarded a Bursary of $1000 as a contribution to career,… Read More »Recipients Of The Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary Announced

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

VMWS is committed to advocate for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people especially women and children. Here’s some initiatives that we have undertaken to to close the gap: <ahref=”https://afmw.org.au/recipients-of-the-inaugural-afmw-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-purple-bush-leaves-medicine-bursary-announced/”> AFMW Bursary</h3 > As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Australian Federation of Medical awarded the Inaugural AFMW… Read More »Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

Australian Federation Of Medical Women (AFMW) Statement On Climate Change

The Australian Federation of Medical Women represents the voice of medical women in Australia and advocates for the health of all Australians. AFMW acknowledges that anthropogenic climate change is an urgent global health and urgent women’s health challenge which occurs mainly due to human related greenhouse gas emissions which results in… Read More »Australian Federation Of Medical Women (AFMW) Statement On Climate Change

AMA Diversity Report

From 2021, the AMA has set a gender diversity target of women holding 50 per cent of Federal AMA representative positions overall! https://ama.com.au/…/ama-diversity-report-gender-2020 Some key points from the article above… At the end of 2020, of the 195 Federal AMA representative positions, 66 percent were held by men and 31… Read More »AMA Diversity Report