A year in review

Past events/initiatives

The Northern JMSA holds several events throughout the year across our various portfolios. Events are tweaked over the years depending on junior doctor feedback. Here are a couple:

Social

– end of rotation food + drinks

-Northern/Austin Ball

– Intern Valedictory drinks

Education

– ultrasound guided IV cannulation (with ICU and medical education unit)

– ascitic tap theory and simulation

– International Medical Graduate (IMG) Mentor program + education sessions

– yearly purchase and prep of incoming Intern folders

– career evenings

Wellbeing

– Easter chocolate surprises

– Christmas in July chocolates

– NB: chocolates during other cultural holidays suggested)

– Monthly Thursday Afternoon Teas (cookies and a chat in Ressies)

– Feel Good Friday Themes (monthly, e.g. everyone wears stripes in March)

– Paws for Thought, Teddy bear making with MIPs

Residential Quarters

– Weekly Pizza (Friday lunchtime)

– Weekly (sometimes more often) Donuts in the evenings

– Weekly fruit (moving towards bi-weekly)

– Implementation of Recyclable Cutlery

– Wall decoration/consideration of new furniture

ECO

– volunteering opportunities

  • Blood donations
  • Share the dignity
  • Mens Shed Health Checks – 2020
  • High school career talks – 2020

– recycling opportunities

– local council communication regarding community engagement