Academic Events

Clinical Exam Tutorials (CETs)

Clinical Exam Tutorials are held for first year students on a weekend before each modules’ summative clinical coaching week. The tutorials pair first year students with upper year student tutors to allow a more casual opportunity for students to practise (or learn) their clinical examination skills in smaller group sizes before being formally assessed. The sessions are often prefaced by a talk from a practising clinician so come early and pick up some insider tips! CETs are free for all SWIM members and always popular so sign up ASAP when you hear about the next one. A healthy light lunch is also provided for you free of charge at the end of the tutorials.

The CETs Cover:

1. Cardiovascular System Exam

2. Respiratory Exam

3. Musculoskeletal Exams

4. Neurological Exams

5. Gastrointestinal Exam


Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)

SWIM is super proud to bring you this new initiative in 2017- a series of workshops targeted to prepare medical students for some of the challenges they may face in the workforce. These workshops will include themes such as resilience, conflict resolution and recognising and dealing with workplace bullying or harassment.

PDW1: Preparing for a Healthy Medical Career

Presented by the incredible Dr Ira van der Steenstraten this PDW focuses on mindfulness and resilience training to help you prepare for a healthy medical career. It is highly interactive, and is based on Dr van der Steenstraten’s Rapid Resilience program that is run as part of internship training with Queensland Health.

PDW2: Conflict Resolution through Negotiation

Presented by Dr Anita Sharma, this PDW examines general strategies for resolving a disagreement and then focuses on tips for, and practising, negotiating to settle a difference between yourself and another person in a medical workplace. Enhance your skills for building respectful relationships through positive communication and feedback. Learn to more confidently confront difficult issues when they first arise to prevent them escalating and to benefit effective and efficient medical care.