2018 MD Student Conference
June 25 – June 28

Now in its eighth 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.

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

2018 MD Student Conference
June 25 – June 28

Now in its eighth year, the MD Student Conference is bigger and better than ever. We’re looking forward to 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.

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.

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Community x Compassion x Change

We are calling for creative minds to submit a paper-based artwork or photograph (taken by the student) to be displayed at our inaugural art exhibition at MDSC this year!
Interested? Read on to find out more!
This year’s theme is ‘Community, Compassion and Change’.
We are looking for submissions that relate to the themes of each of the 4 academic days. You can explore the good, the bad and the ugly of our profession in “Our Medical Community”, or share stories on Indigenous Australians or the immigrant population in “Temporary Mobility”. You can even re-orientate our focus on patients often overlooked in “Defining a Patient”, or highlight medical innovations that are out of this world in “The Jaw Drop”.
Only paper-based artworks (maximum A3 size) and photographs are accepted.
The onus is on the artist to seek permission for using artworks or photographs with identifiable faces from the subjects themselves.

You are also accepting that FAPSS and the MDSC organising committee have permission to use the artworks for publicity purposes.

Register your artworks and photographs here by Sunday 27 May, 5 pm. You will be required to submit a photograph of your artwork or the photograph itself, the title and a short description of your submission. At this time, it would be expected that your artwork be mostly completed.
All submissions will undergo a selection process and be shortlisted for display.
If your artwork submission is shortlisted, you will be notified 1-2 weeks before conference and you will then be required to bring your completed artwork on the first day of conference, Monday 25 June, 9 am. If your photographic submission is shortlisted, FAPSS will contact you via email and arrange to have your photograph printed for the display.
Clinical school cup points will be earned for making a submission and bonus points will be awarded for being shortlisted.
Additionally, shortlisted submissions will stand a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’ or the ‘Dean’s Prize’ in the 2 categories of artworks and photographs.



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?

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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.

    #mdsc2018, @unimelbmdsc

    Follow us on Twitter at @unimelbmdsc or use #mdsc2018 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?

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Academic Program

If all goes according to plan, every medical student will soon become a doctor. Awaiting us all is a transition from aspiring university student to accredited member of a nation-wide professional community. It’s a tough club to get into. And it’s one that should make us proud. But as it stands today, is the medical community all that it’s cracked up to be? Day 1 will be an exploration of how doctors interact with each other, in Our Medical Community.

Colonial Australia is a young nation however it is important to learn about the thousands of years of history of rich indigenous culture that preceded European settlement. Unfortunately, like many other nations, colonisation has led to many and varied negative outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Cultural awareness is commonly limited and Indigenous Australians often have a poor socioeconomic status despite being the first people to inhabit this prosperous land. Day 2 will have a focus on injecting enthusiasm in the cohort towards an increased understanding of Indigenous Australia.

What power does medicine have over someone’s identity? Consider the following: when medicine defines gender, how does it change the course of someone’s life? When medicine re-defines obesity, how does it change someone’s narrative of health? And when medicine defines someone as disabled, how is this label understood in a social world? Defining a Patient is about re-orientating our focus, and considering the lives of patients often overlooked. Key issues to be brought to the forefront include LGBTIQ health, the social model of disability and, linking in with Day 2, refugee health.

The problems in medicine are often what we fixate on – pathology is confusing, patients may be difficult, and cures can be few. But what about the solutions? The Jaw Drop will turn these challenges on their head, and explore how they have led to innovations that will leave you questioning whether we live in 2017 or 2070. We’re looking at understanding patients’ first-hand experiences with how innovation in medicine has changed their lives, and hearing from the innovators that have developed ground breaking technologies. Hold on to your arm rests, we will be launching your mind into unchartered territory, to learn about all the sci fi futuristic technologies in medicine you didn’t know were possible. Welcome to The Jaw Drop.

Academic Program

If all goes according to plan, every medical student will soon become a doctor. Awaiting us all is a transition from aspiring university student to accredited member of a nation-wide professional community. It’s a tough club to get into. And it’s one that should make us proud. But as it stands today, is the medical community all that it’s cracked up to be? Day 1 will be an exploration of how doctors interact with each other, in Our Medical Community.

Colonial Australia is a young nation however it is important to learn about the thousands of
years of history of rich indigenous culture that preceded European settlement. Unfortunately,
like many other nations, colonisation has led to many and varied negative outcomes for
Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Cultural awareness is commonly limited and Indigenous
Australians often have a poor socioeconomic status despite being the first people to inhabit
this prosperous land. Day 2 will have a focus on injecting enthusiasm in the cohort towards
an increased understanding of Indigenous Australia.

What power does medicine have over someone’s identity? Consider the following: when medicine defines gender, how does it change the course of someone’s life? When medicine re-defines
obesity, how does it change someone’s narrative of health? And when medicine defines someone
as disabled, how is this label understood in a social world?
Defining a Patient is about re-orientating our focus, and considering the lives of patients often overlooked. Key issues to be brought to the forefront include LGBTIQ health, the social model of
disability and, linking in with Day 2, refugee health.

The problems in medicine are often what we fixate on – pathology is confusing, patients may be difficult, and cures can be few. But what about the solutions? The Jaw Drop will turn these challenges on their head, and explore how they have led to innovations that will leave you questioning whether we live in 2017 or 2070. We’re looking at understanding patients’ first-hand experiences with how innovation in medicine has changed their lives, and hearing from the innovators that have developed ground breaking technologies. Hold on to your arm rests, we will be launching your mind into unchartered territory, to learn about all the sci fi futuristic technologies in medicine you didn’t know were possible. Welcome to The Jaw Drop.

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.

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.

Venue

MDSC 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006.
more information

Venue

MDSC 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006.
more information

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