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We are GP’s, specialists and registrars working in hospitals, private practice and in administration.

We have members on multiple national Women’s lobby groups, particularly in relationship to women’s health.

LATEST NEWS

Dr Jennifer Schafer
News
 Dr Ira van der Steenstraten (QMWS President)

Introducing Dr Jennifer Schafer – AFMW Representative

We are delighted to introduce Dr Jennifer Schafer as our second AFMW (Australian Federation for Medical Women) representative, together with Dr Anita Sharma. Dr Schafer stepped into this role to join the new AFMW council which was elected at the AFMW AGM in November 2022.

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QMWS President Ira making presentations at the Christmas Party
News
 QMWS President

Thank you from QMWS President [December 2022]

As we approach the end of 2022, I would like to thank you all on behalf of QMWS, for a wonderful year. We recently had our very successful 2022 QMWS Christmas party at the beautiful Medley Café in Kangaroo Point. It was lovely so many familiar and new faces could attend, and we would like to thank Queensland X-Ray for sponsoring our Christmas party (Watch the video). We hope you have a wonderful festive season and we look forward to seeing you at our 2023 AGM on 23rd February. Please don’t forget to sign up or renew your membership.

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AGM 2022 call for nominations notice
News
 QMWS Secretary

AGM 2023- Call for Nominations

The Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) is looking for new members to join the 2023 committee. We welcome female doctors from all areas and levels of experience to join us in making the most of 2023. Nominations may be submitted online.

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Dr Sivagowri Somasundaram receiving The Lilian Cooper Prize
News
 QMWS President

QMWS 2021 UQ Prizes Presented

At the recent QMWS Christmas party, the three recipients of the QMWS 2021 UQ Prizes were presented their awards. Find out more and watch the presentation videos.

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Unhappy woman looking over a railing
News
 QMWS President

Behind Closed Doors by Dr Johanna Skinner

Dr Johanna Skinner has worked in urban, regional and remote regions as a GP. Since the COVID pandemic, she has noticed a sharp increase in the number of women presenting with issues related both directly and indirectly to domestic abuse. Unfortunately, this coincided with an increased demand for services, so many of these women stayed trapped in relationships not only detrimental to their physical and emotional wellbeing, but with significant risks to their safety.

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Photos of the bursary recipients and the sponsor logos
News
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Congratulations to the 2022 QMWS Bursary Recipients

Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2022 QMWS Buraries – Sarah Gaukroger, Lucinda Connolly and Julia-Rose Satre.. We would like to express our gratitude to the NCWQ and the sponsors AMAQ and Mater Health. Read their stories.

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Medical Women Societies

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Australian Federation of Medical Women

The voice for Australian medical women, advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our local, national and international communities.

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Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.

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Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.

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Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.

Contact us

The Queensland Medical Women’s Society  is operated by a volunteer team of medical women. Please contact us via our Facebook page or send an Email. Or use our contact form available here.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in QMWS activities.