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Event Recap; VMWS 2022 CV Writing seminar

On Thursday, 19th of May 2022, VMWS hosted our highly anticipated annual CV Writing seminar. This was a thought-provoking evening of inspiring words and insight on how we can best represent ourselves in a CV. Our host was A/Prof Deb Colville Thompson, ophthalmologist and VMWS committee member with a wealth of knowledge and experience as previous Director of Ophthalmology at Austin Repatriation Medical Centre and Chair of the RACS Women in Surgery Committee, to name a few. Also in attendance was Ms Anita Fletcher, a Careers Advisor from Standout Medical Careers and Dr Rosalind Terry, Seniors Representative of VMWS and Board Member of AMA Victoria. The event was a great success, with many doctors and medical students tuning in.  

The event began with a talk by A/Prof Deb Colville on concepts like identifying your own brand of feminism and demonstrating a sense of adventure and competencies in CVs. This was followed by Q & A with Ms Anita Fletcher, A/Prof Deb Colville, Dr Rosalind Terry and other VMWS team members. The event was preceded by a personalised CV feedback service. 

VMWS recognises the gender inequality that exists in the medical workplace. This event was designed as part of our effort to bring equal representation to all medical organisations. Following feedback from previous CV writing seminars, this night was made exclusive to women and non-binary individuals to prioritise a discussion on challenges and questions unique to women and non-binary medical professionals. We hope this event allowed our audience to gain an insight into the professional inequity faced by women and non-binary individuals and how we can tailor our CVs to best represent our strengths and identity. 

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