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.

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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:

We’ve got surprises!

Sorry for the AWOL folks, SWIM has been super busy the last few months – not only with our set events but also rolling out new ones!

Our new events and initiatives this year include:

Women in Alternative Medical Pathways (WIAMP) – A new addition to our ‘Women In…’ series, WIAMP gives you the opportunity to meet with amazing, well-established female doctors from a range of medical backgrounds beyond clinic work or surgery.

SWIM Running Group – We relaunched our running group this year, aiming it towards absolute beginners and mixing it up with sprints, lunges and more!

Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) – 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.

PDW 1 Preparing for a Healthy Medical Career – Presented by the incredible Dr Ira van der Steenstraten this PDW focuses on mindfulness and resilience training. It is interactive, and is based on Dr van der Steenstraten’s Rapid Resilience program that is run for all QLD Health Interns.

PDW 2 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.

Mothers’s Day Classic

“It doesn’t matter how you walk or run, it matters WHY”

Come join our awesome team – the SWIMsters – and walk (or run) all over breast cancer at the Mother’s Day Classic 2017!

1. Register yourself as an individual (4.5K or 8K, walk or run) at
2. Select “SWIMsters” as your team, enter the password: swim2017
3. Email to confirm your attendance as part of the SWIM group.
4. Show up and walk/run!
5. Consider making a donation to the SWIM page:

Mother’s Day Classic FB Page:


Women In…

Our first networking event of the year, Women in Medicine, was a huge success! A big thank you to the amazing clinicians for sharing their valuable time with us. Your stories and words of wisdom were inspiring and much appreciated!

For our second event, we’re doing something different – Women in Alternative Medical Pathways. Held on the 25th of May, it’s a chance to meet some well established female physicians now working in a variety of non-clinical areas.

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Respiratory CET

Kussmauls? Agonal? Cheyne-Stokes? Wait. What even is percussing?

Our first CVS CET went off with a bang and SWIM is back again now to help hammer home your Respiratory exam (see what I did there?).

We’ll have our amazing tutors back again and another excellent guest speaker. As usual, a free light lunch will be provided for you at the end of the session.

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