This years Women in Medicine Cocktail Evening was held on Saturday 26th August and saw over 100 medical students, staff and members from the community attend. The night was a huge success in celebrating women in Medicine and highlighting different options available to individuals wishing to pursue medicine and the different paths that can be taken to get there.
On the night, 4 female doctors, including a pediatrician, rural generalist, general practitioner and previous medical director for US Survivor inspired us as they spoke about their journey through medicine, the challenges they have faced and what they have learnt from these. In between speeches, those attending the event had the opportunity to socialise with the speakers and ask them questions.
In addition to the many kitchen items donated leading up to the event, on the night $740.65 was raised for the Armidale Women’s Shelter. 2017 was the second time this event was run and we are excited to watch this event grow within our own medical cohort and the wider community in the future.
Check out some of our photos from the night!