2017 MD Student Conference
June 26 – June 29

Now in its seventh year, the MD Student Conference is bigger and better than ever. We’ve been able to design a truly extraordinary conference experience thanks to your feedback and the tireless efforts of the organising team and volunteers. We’ve got sessions that will make you think, sessions that will make you feel, and sessions that will make you wonder if you should laugh or cry (and a couple of sessions with dogs that will make you awwww).

We think we’ve created something pretty special, and hope that you will too.

2017 MD Student Conference
June 26 – June 29

Now in its seventh year, the MD Student Conference is bigger and better than ever. We’ve been able to design a truly extraordinary conference experience thanks to your feedback and the tireless efforts of the organising team and volunteers. We’ve got sessions that will make you think, sessions that will make you feel, and sessions that will make you wonder if you should laugh or cry (and a couple of sessions with dogs that will make you awwww).

We think we’ve created something pretty special, and hope that you will too.

Some big changes . . .

Mobile App

Our custom built mobile app is designed to facilitate an immersive conference experience. Use it to organise your personal schedule, interact with speakers through Q&A, vote for your favourite 3-Minute Thesis, and heaps more. Check out the app here.

Food

We’re committed to delivering good quality food and afternoon tea so that you can satiate those hunger pangs and push through that postprandial somnolence. Read more about the food menu here.

Special Events

Feeling creative? Want to get competitive? Or maybe just relax a little? Our special events team has put together an amazing array of activities to compliment the excellent academic program. More information here. Also check out the morning and afternoon events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some big changes . . .

Mobile App

Our custom built mobile app is designed to facilitate an immersive conference experience. Use it to organise your personal schedule, interact with speakers through Q&A, vote for your favourite 3-Minute Thesis, and heaps more. Check out the app here.

Food

We’re committed to delivering good quality food and afternoon tea so that you can satiate those hunger pangs and push through that postprandial somnolence. Read more about the food menu here.

Special Events

Feeling creative? Want to get competitive? Or maybe just relax a little? Our special events team has put together an amazing array of activities to compliment the excellent academic program. More information here. Also check out the morning and afternoon events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Social Media

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    Snapchat is back again. Add @unimelbmdsc to get a behind the scenes look at MDSC.

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    #mdsc2017, @unimelbmdsc

    Follow us on Twitter at @unimelbmdsc or use #mdsc2017 to join in the discussion.

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    Follow our Instagram at @unimelbmdsc to see photos taken by our brilliant photographers.



Clinical School Cup

The Clinical School Cup (CSC) is back again for another year. Complete challenges and earn points for you clinical school. Which team will com out on top and take away the coveted CSC trophy?

Social Media

  • Connector.

    /unimelbmdsc

    Like and follow us on Facebook at /unimelbmdsc to stay up to date with the latest updates.

  • Connector.

    @unimelbmdsc

    Snapchat is back again. Add @unimelbmdsc to get a behind the scenes look at MDSC.

  • Connector.

    #mdsc2017, @unimelbmdsc

    Follow us on Twitter at @unimelbmdsc or use #mdsc2017 to join in the discussion.

  • Connector.

    @unimelbmdsc

    Follow our Instagram at @unimelbmdsc to see photos taken by our brilliant photographers.



Clinical School Cup

The Clinical School Cup (CSC) is back again for another year. Complete challenges and earn points for you clinical school. Which team will com out on top and take away the coveted CSC trophy?

Academic Program

Identity is the way we see ourselves, how others see us, and the way we relate to those around us. Visible factors such as gender and ethnicity are easier to appreciate, but invisible powers are also constantly shaping our identities in specific ways. This stream is about the hidden factors that construct our identities. It’s about how privilege shapes our access to social, political, and economic power. It’s about how we use power and how we lose it. This stream is aimed to amplify voices that are not always easily heard, and to leave you with a better understanding of how society shapes us, and how we can, in turn, shape society. See the full Academic Program here.
When life gives you lemons, or, as happened in 2016, a pumpkin disguised as President-elect, it may be time to shake that tree down.
We can often view progress as an inevitable force, however, recent events have shown us that the push-back against change is formidable, and its success relies on our silence. Routine, Interrupted is all about using the privilege we will be granted as future doctors to question these inherent power structures and gain the skills to advocate in a meaningful way. The key to serenity may be accepting the things we cannot change, but the key to progress is changing the things we cannot accept, and so the sessions in this stream are designed to push the boundaries of the status quo and bring us all out of our comfort zones. See the full Academic Program here.
This stream provides an opportunity to think about our own mental health: how we are going and why we feel the way we do. It is a chance to think about how we cope with the tough times, and to consider if our current strategies are effective. Medicine is, and will continue to be, a rollercoaster. The stream will remind you that in order to care for our patients through those ups and downs, we have to be able to look after ourselves. See the full Academic Program here.
Above all else, patients tend to value a caring doctor who communicates with kindness and respect. It is these qualities that we should aspire towards during our medical careers, as we witness the fragility of life and how cruelly it can be taken away from people. Cancer is a challenging illness to confront as a health professional, but it is the patients who face this dreaded disease that can teach us the most powerful lessons on courage and what it means to truly appreciate life. See the full Academic Program here.

Academic Program

Identity is the way we see ourselves, how others see us, and the way we relate to those around us. Visible factors such as gender and ethnicity are easier to appreciate, but invisible powers are also constantly shaping our identities in specific ways. This stream is about the hidden factors that construct our identities. It’s about how privilege shapes our access to social, political, and economic power. It’s about how we use power and how we lose it. This stream is aimed to amplify voices that are not always easily heard, and to leave you with a better understanding of how society shapes us, and how we can, in turn, shape society.

See the full Academic Program here.

When life gives you lemons, or, as happened in 2016, a pumpkin disguised as President-elect, it may be time to shake that tree down.
We can often view progress as an inevitable force, however, recent events have shown us that the push-back against change is formidable, and its success relies on our silence. Routine, Interrupted is all about using the privilege we will be granted as future doctors to question these inherent power structures and gain the skills to advocate in a meaningful way. The key to serenity may be accepting the things we cannot change, but the key to progress is changing the things we cannot accept, and so the sessions in this stream are designed to push the boundaries of the status quo and bring us all out of our comfort zones.

See the full Academic Program here.

This stream provides an opportunity to think about our own mental health: how we are going and why we feel the way we do. It is a chance to think about how we cope with the tough times, and to consider if our current strategies are effective. Medicine is, and will continue to be, a rollercoaster. The stream will remind you that in order to care for our patients through those ups and downs, we have to be able to look after ourselves.

See the full Academic Program here.

Above all else, patients tend to value a caring doctor who communicates with kindness and respect. It is these qualities that we should aspire towards during our medical careers, as we witness the fragility of life and how cruelly it can be taken away from people. Cancer is a challenging illness to confront as a health professional, but it is the patients who face this dreaded disease that can teach us the most powerful lessons on courage and what it means to truly appreciate life.

See the full Academic Program here.

Assessment

Accounting for 6.25 academic credits, the MDSC assessment allows students to reflect on topics that they may not encounter as part of their clinical rotations.

Read more about assessment here.

Assessment

Accounting for 6.25 academic credits, the MDSC assessment allows students to reflect on topics that they may not encounter as part of their clinical rotations.

Read more about assessment here.

Venue

MDSC 2017 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006.
more information

Venue

MDSC 2017 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006.
more information

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