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VMWS President’s Address 2023

And we’re in 2023!

To the interns who started this year, welcome to the medical community! It’s a huge milestone, and an exciting stage of your lives. There will be moments of uncertainty and moments of great joy and everything in between, but please know that you are a valued member of the team and that you have VMWS and the medical community rooting for you (we can all remember our first few days on the job).

I want to reiterate that VMWS has a two-pronged mission – our intention is to seek equitable health and wellbeing for all Victorians, with a particular focus on marginalised communities and vulnerable populations, as well as equitable health and wellbeing for all women and non-binary doctors throughout all stages of their personal and professional lives.

There are many issues for us to advocate with regards to our mission. You can read more about that here.

This year, we will be focusing on intersectionality, especially queer health and cultural awareness. And as the only organisation in Victoria that represents women and non-binary doctors, we are intending to continue to advocate strongly for their personal health

We have some amazing events planned for this year that will touch on these key areas of focus. I am very excited about them, and I certainly hope you take advantage of the expertise we have recruited for these events. Follow our social media closely as we start to talk about them!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is something you feel we need to be focussing on or talking about. As always, no matter where you are in your career, VMWS is here to support you.

And if you’re interested in being part of our ongoing effort, contact us.

Dr Madhura Naidu
Intensive Care Trainee; President, Victorian Medical Women's Society

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