Many Victorians seem to have a newfound or at least increasing appreciation for nature following COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdown, perhaps because of the restrictions on the time we could spend outdoors and the distance we could travel. My personal flavour of nature-appreciation is birdwatching, something I apparently share with… Read More »Talking About Climate Change (and Birds)
I was recently asked to speak about my pathway into medicine to year 12 students in Victoria during their ‘change of preferences’. Change of preferences is the window of time after students receive their final exam results and may have to reconsider their initial preferences to enter a university course.… Read More »‘Changing one’s preferences’: From art to medicine
This is a creative essay written by Shiva Sridhar for a university assignment on international perspectives on health. Events and characters involved are imaginary. Themes and issues are based on discussions had with physicians and patients during clinical placements, as well as resources listed at the end of the piece.… Read More »Creative Essay: HIV and Pregnancy
Women at the UN Special Event © Desiree Yap Report written by Dr Madhura Naidu, VMWS Secretary and ICU Registrar The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) was founded in 1919, when a group of medical women from various countries came together in New York City to have dinner and discuss… Read More »Medical Women’s International Association Centennial Congress New York City, 2019
This is a deliberately regular notice I send to friends and colleagues. Every few months I pre-empt my need for silence and space and the simplicity of time in the outdoors. Away from being contactable and away from finding more things to do – one of the problems in being… Read More »Off the Radar
We know that the current VWMS arrangements for looking after our members and associate members, is appreciated by them. Men who become aware of this organization may wonder why they cannot join and benefit from the companionship we generate. We welcome their support and invite them to some of our events.
We also provide other events that our committee offers only for our members. To do this we must apply every 3 years to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for exemption from their regulations for our women only events. So far this has never been refused.