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Dr Magdalena Simonis

Radio interview: Explore the history of female medical doctors

Listen to our president Dr Magdalena Simonis discuss historical medical women on this special episode of 3RRR program Max Headroom.  Jenny Davis explores the history of female medical doctors in 19th century Melbourne. She chats to: Dr Merrilyn Murnane, retired consultant paediatrician at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, then Monash Medical… Read More »Radio interview: Explore the history of female medical doctors

Why I want doctors to know the secret history of our medical women

For International Women’s Day 2020, explore the female pioneers of the past and their effect on the present in this article on the RACGP website – written by VMWS president Dr Magdalena Simonis.  Australia’s first hospital founded by women for women was the old Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne, circa… Read More »Why I want doctors to know the secret history of our medical women

Climate Emergency

The Victorian Medical Women’s Society actively campaigns for Climate Change Awareness. We acknowledge 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 global warming which is accelerating and will not stabilise without significant… Read More »Climate Emergency

VMWS Member Presentations at MWIA Centennial Congress

Dr Magdalena Simonis, MBBS; FRACGP; DRANZCOG; University of Melbourne Honorary Research Fellow, Department of General Practice Introduction of a Hospital Doctor Strengths-based Mentoring Program (SBMP): Young hospital doctors suffer higher depression/anxiety and suicide rates than the general population, and psychological distress is significantly greater in doctors in comparison to the… Read More »VMWS Member Presentations at MWIA Centennial Congress

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