Charity Wine & Cheese Night

Our final 2017 event and one of the classiest nights of the year – our Charity Wine & Cheese Night was held last Friday (20th of October). We had a lovely turn out, a night of friends, fun and food and continued with an afterparty at the Jade Buddha!

Our raffle prizes included: a $300 pet photography voucher from Hairypants Photography, a $100 Customs House voucher, a $65 Victoria Park putt-putt voucher and a $50 Brew coffee voucher. A big thank you to all our wonderful donors and sponsors!

All proceeds from this night are to be donated to the incredible Micah Projects. They are a local non-profit organization that provides services for vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals, including: the homeless; victims of institutional child abuse; those with disabilities; and those with mental health illnesses.

PDW2: Conflict Resolution through Negotiation

SWIM is super proud to bring you our first series of workshops in 2017 targeted to prepare medical students for some of the challenges they may face in the workforce. Our second Professional Development Workshop: Conflict Resolution through Negotiation will be presented by Dr Anita Sharma.

This highly interactive workshop 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.

More details on the Facebook Event Page:

International Day of the Girl

“Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.”


The Issue:

Pledge to stand with girls who demand equality:

From around the world:

Today, underprivileged girls to step in for 11 diplomats:

Women In.. Rural Medicine

TROHPIQ & SWIM have teamed up to being you the final clinician networking event for this year: Women in Rural Medicine!

This event gives you the chance to mingle with amazing female doctors from a wide variety of specialties who all have experience working in rural locations. Hear their stories, ask them questions and enjoy the fabulous canapés!

Sign up for WIRM now –
The number of attendees is limited to ~40 to create as relaxed an atmosphere as possible – so get in quick!
You should receive a confirmation email within a few days. If you do not, please let us know 🙂

Women in Rural Medicine is open to students of all genders and is FREE for SWIM or TROHPIQ members.
Apply for SWIM membership here:
Apply for TROHPIQ membership here:

More deets on the Facebook event page:

We can’t wait to see you there!


Are you ready to RUMBLE? Is your excitement for your final, and potentially hardest summative exam for MD1, PALPABLE? Can you tell your kidney from your liver? What are McBurneys, Rovsings and Murphy’s? WHAT DOES THE SPLEEN DO!?

If you’re a keen bean and want to get some hands on practice under the watchful eyes of our amazing tutors PLUS hear from an outstanding guest speaker, than this is the event for you!! (free light lunch included!)

CET spaces are limited, so sign up now!

If you’re interested in TUTORING at the CET, sign up here:

Sign up will close on MONDAY October 9th at 9pm: participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis, and will be notified within a week of signing up.

CETs are free for all SWIM members, so if you’re not one yet – sign up here:

This event has been generously supported by MDA National.
Please contact Hannah at with any queries.

More deets on the FB event page:

SWIM AGM – Nominate for Exec Team Now!

Keen to make a difference, skill up and have the time of your life? Join the SWIM Executive Team for 2018! (people of all genders welcome)

The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for SWIM to report back to it’s members and celebrate the year that’s been. We share a meal and (excitingly!) elect the incoming Exec team who will help shape UQ med school life next year!

Tickets are available online ( or at the door and incude a BUFFET DINNER. They are $4 for members and $9 for non-members. So if you’re not yet a member, join now:

Nominations for Exec positions are open till 11:59pm on the 3rd of October so apply ASAP!
Position descriptions can be viewed here:

The positions available are: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Academic Vice-President, Social Vice-President, Community and Initatives Officer, Marketing Officer, Advocacy and Liaison Officer, Sponsorship Officer, Returning Officer

If you’re not nominating for a position but would like to join us to celebrate, RSVP here: