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#33 Inspiring women in Geelong

AMA Victoria’s Women in Medicine Committee hosted a very popular Inspiring Women event in Geelong earlier this month. Around 60 people, mainly medical students and junior doctors, attended the evening at the very welcoming Winter’s Café in Newtown to hear from two inspiring doctors.

Dr Kathryn McLeod, a urological surgeon, spoke about:

Dr Jacinta O’Neill, a GP, spoke about:

Attendees enjoyed drinks and canapes and the opportunity to mingle and chat to the speakers.

The Women in Medicine committee is looking forward to hosting more of these events in 2019.

 

Feedback

Committee member Emma Sutton said she was flooded with positive feedback after the event:

A few said it was their favourite event of medical school so far, many have asked for more of these events to be held in Geelong and are already dying to attend the next one. Some said this was the exact event they needed right now and they know it will have a lasting impact on their mental health and career!

The best feedback was about the mingling at the end. Many said the speeches were so powerful it completely changed the conversations at the end of the evening and created such a strong sense of support and community. This was the most meaningful part for a lot of those attending - speaking about hobbies and interests outside of medicine and celebrating those goals with each other was so great. 

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