Convenors Welcome


As the 14th iteration of the University of Melbourne’s MD Student Conference takes bloom, we would sincerely like to welcome you to our conference.

MDSC2024 marks one of the most coveted events of the calendar year, with 1400+ student doctors converging together at Melbourne’s famous Marvel Stadium. Set against the backdrop of this iconic venue, the conference features captivating keynotes, workshops with cutting-edge technology, glittering social nights, and unparalleled access to a crop of future doctors and pioneers of the medical field.

This year, as Co-Convenors, our mission is to enhance engagement. We hope to see our student body immersed in the conference program, connected with their peers and esteemed guests, and also fully engaged with our valued external stakeholders and partners alike. Furthermore, we are committed to showcasing the diversity of our student body through sessions, speakers, and sponsors that celebrate the multitude of interests and perspectives within our cohort.

We look forward to making MDSC2024 a truly enriching experience for all involved.


Aleah Kink & Kathy Zhou

MDSC2024 Co-Convenors


Subject Coordinator's Welcome


After three years of remote delivery and hybrid events, I am very excited to welcome you back in 2024 to a fully face-to-face MD Student Conference.

It is also a welcome return to Marvel Stadium, the home of MDSC2013 and MDSC2014.

This is the only event in the MD calendar where all 1400+ students are present at the same time, in the same venue. It’s a wonderful opportunity to not only reconnect with old friends, but to share the experiences of MDSC – keynote addresses, symposia, workshops, wellness activities and social events.

Keeping with tradition, the MDSC Day Convenors have strived for a breadth of topics and range of guest speakers, ensuring that discussions continue well after conference is finished.

Congratulation to Aleah, Kathy and the whole conference organising team for their dedication and enthusiasm over the past 12 months as we remember (!) the challenges of organising an in-person event of this size.

MDSC remains a highlight of the MD calendar and continues to be unique amongst medical schools worldwide.

I look forward to joining you at Marvel Stadium for MDSC2024.


Dr Justin Bilszta

MDSC Subject Coordinator

The MD Student Conference (MDSC) is a core university subject of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at the Melbourne Medical School.

MDSC is entirely student-led, with over 100 students involved in its organisation, planning and execution. The annual conference is a unique and innovative step in medical education that brings together over 1400 students of all years within the Melbourne Medical School into a setting akin to what they will experience in their future as medical professionals, in order to explore facets of medicine that are not covered by their MD curriculum.

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