2 years ago

22 June, 2016

Western Australian Medical Students' Society - WAMSS

Organised by:
Western Australia Medical Students Society (WAMSS)

Presented by the WA Medical Students' Society and the UWA Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, this event promises to give a fascinating insight into final year medical students clinical elective experience. Winners of the exhibition and seminar presentations will be chosen on the night.

6:00pm - WAMSS Exhibition Viewing and People’s Choice Selection

6:45pm - Welcome and Alan Charters Competition Presentations

8:00pm - Announcement of Alan Charters Competition and WAMSS Exhibition Winners

8:30pm - Event close

Light refreshments will be available

Exhibition Runs: June 22nd - 29th, 2016
Cover photo by Chris Lim

About the Event:

The Alan Charters Prize was established in 1998 and named in honour of Dr Alan Charters (1903-1996) who practiced and taught medicine in East Africa and Western Australia, with a lifelong special interest in tropical medicine and parasitology. He is fondly remembered by generations of Western Australian medical students whom he taught through his long career, continuing to do so even into his nineties. Three finalists will present on the night. Judges will be looking for a presenter who demonstrates an understanding of the social and public health issues beyond the strictly ‘medical’; who presents in a thought-provoking, insightful, illuminating, enthusiastic and interesting way; and who illustrates the talk with good quality and relevant slides, overheads, props or other visuals.

The WAMSS Elective Photography Competition is a student- led initiative designed to give final year medical students an opportunity to share with the wider community their experience whilst on an elective placement. The aim of the Competition is to promote the work of UWA medical students, who seek out unique learning opportunities throughout the globe and act as ambassadors for UWA and Australia. In addition, it allows students to display artistic talent and to highlight important global health and sociocultural issues encountered on their placement. The Competition awards three major prizes: the Smith Coffey Prize (voted by the public at the opening night), WAMSS Elective Photography Prize (voted for by the committee) and the Phillip & Fathers Prize (runner up).