e-Newsflash - May 2011

Fundraiser for Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

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Every year students from Sydney Medical School have the opportunity to attend placements in Broken Hill, in rural NSW. Usually one or two students from Northern Clinical School attend placements here, and feedback is that this experience is very rewarding.

This year a group of students who have taken up this opportunity have decided to give something back. They have challenged themselves to a grueling 115 km run, all in the name of raising some funds for, and highlighting the importance of, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a service whose work is vital in such remote countryside.

One of these students is our very own Stage 3 student, Ed Irving. Each of the 3 students involved will run alternate legs of this non-stop journey, which they hope to complete in under 12 hours on the 18th June 2011. Instead of a baton they will carry a small medical kit to remind everyone of the lifesaving nature of the flying doctor service. They hope to raise $10,000 on their journey, to help the students achieve this goal please check out their page on 'Everyday Hero'



Northern Clinical School Prize Evening

The Northern Clinical School staff are always appreciative of the time and effort that is put into educating our medical students, there are so many of you who give up your time to ensure...read more...

Medkeys and unikeys

We often get requests for medkeys and unikeys from new contributors to our program, so we thought it might be helpful to outline the process for applying for these...read more...


Northern Clinical School Prize Evening

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Georgia Ritchie (RNSH Medal), Vicki Tayor (Chief Executive, Northern Sydney Local Health Network) and Amanda Beech (RNSH Medal)

The Northern Clinical School staff are always appreciative of the time and effort that is put into educating our medical students, there are so many of you who give up your time to ensure that future medicine professionals are of exceptionally high quality!

The Prize evening held annually gives us a chance to celebrate this education, and highlight the excellence of the students and educators who have contributed throughout the year. Two medical students shared their experiences of time in Fiji and India, and were delighted to have the opportunity to showcase two of our NCS scholarship. Many of these scholarships and prizes that allow our students to gain these experiences would not be possible without our sponsor organizations and families, and we thank them very much for this.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the medical student program over the years.

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Professor Bruce Robinson and Aylin Seven (Dr Tom Easton  Memorial Scholarship) Dr James Smith and Jonathan Noonan (Dr Geoff  Hipwell Prize in Ophthalmology)


Medkeys and unikeys

We often get requests for medkeys and unikeys from new contributors to our program, so we thought it might be helpful to outline the process for applying for these.

For Sydney Medical program lecturers or tutors that need a medkey, the Clinical School Executive Officer (or someone delegated by the EO) can request a Medkey on behalf of the lecturer/tutor. The information needed for a medkey is your full name and salutation, and the reason why the medkey is needed.

A unikey is also requested through the clinical school team, this requires approval from the Associate Dean, so please contact to ask for further details.

If you have an honorary appointment then Marie Topping in the Faculty office is the contact person for medkey and unikey enquiries, her contact details are


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