- Published: 19 June 2009
"Today more than half of all new medical students are female. Compared with the early 1960s, the number of men entering medical schools each year has doubled: but for women the number has increased by a factor of ten. Further along the career path, women form a majority – sometimes substantial – of the annual training intake into most specialties.Women already make up 40% of all doctors and 28% of all consultants. As the demographic change now underway works through to consultant level, women are likely – on present trends – to become the majority of general practitioners (GPs) by 2013, and the majority of all doctors sometime after 2017."
Thus begins the introduction to the UK Royal College of Physicians summary on the study "Women and Medicine: The Future". The report was commissioned following heightened interest in the increasing number of women entering the medical profession at undergraduate level. The aim of the report and its recommendations is to guide the profession and policy makers towards the development of a high quality workforce.
- Published: 04 June 2009
AFMW recognizes the severity of the impacts on global health as a result of escalating greenhouse gas emissions (GGE) causing climate change. Dr Liz Rickman, executive member of MWSNSW and AFMW, has given multiple talks in the community and presented at conferences on climate change and its effect on global and Australian populations.
- Published: 23 May 2009
Fiji Village Project is a student-based initiative developed by medical students from the Australian National University (ANU), Fiji School of Medicine (FSM) and University of Auckland. It aims to work with communities in Fiji to improve health outcomes through community empowerment by means of education, training and necessary resource provisions.
- Published: 22 May 2009
The Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Program is an Australian Government, AusAID initiative which supports skilled young Australians who want to live, work and make a difference in the Asia Pacific region. AYADs work with local Host Organisations and Australian Partners to achieve sustainable development through capacity building, skills exchange and institutional strengthening.
- Published: 06 May 2009
Family Planning Queensland has developed a resource titled "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in clinical practice", which aims to improve the provision of health services to members of the community affected by FGM by promoting awareness and understanding of clients' cultural needs and differences.
The guide has been developed to assist health professionals provide antenatal and postnatal care to women affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
- Published: 25 April 2009
"Leadership and mentoring programs aim to increase women’s skills and confidence to take on leadership roles, while introducing them to networks which may facilitate greater access to leadership positions in the workplace or on committees and councils.