e-Newsflash - August 2011

Northern student winner of RCPA Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Darin Westaway, a stage 2 Northern student, has been awarded one of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Scholarships in Pathology for Medical Schools! This scholarship is offered annually to support a project associated with pathology, jointly developed by a student and supervisor and designed for the duration of one elective term or the duration of the Medicine degree.

Congratulations Darin on this competitive achievement!


Dr Anthony Gill, Darin Westaway, Professor Jonathan Morris

Blackmores Sydney Marathon - Fundraiser for the Hoc Mai Foundation

On 18th September 2011, 3000 runners will line up at Milsons Point with one common goal: to survive 42.2km of pain, along a beautiful course that includes running over the Harbour Bridge, all the way out to Centennial Park and back again to finish at the Opera House.

This year four Northern students, Ed Ho, James Lithgow, Matt Silsby and Richard Blennerhassett will be among the crowd running for the Hoc Mai Foundation. Hoc Mai is a not-for-profit foundation of the University of Sydney, established to improve medical education in Vietnam by a partnership of Australia and Vietnamese medical/healthcare knowledge and experience. Over the past couple of years these students have been privileged to spend time in Vietnam, working in Vietnamese hospitals and gaining an appreciation of the medical and social issues that face the people of Vietnam.

To learn more, visit http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/hocmai

To sponsor our Northern students and donate to Học Mãi please visit https://www.alumniandfriends.usyd.edu.au/hocmai.asp

Or join in! For some of the students this will be their first marathon, why not take up the challenge too? For more information email Ed at

If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, or have any feedback, please contact Claire Bridgman.

Sydney Medical School - Northern

Phone: 02 9926 4678
Email: claire.bridgman@sydney.edu.au
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/northern