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2020 QMWS Student Bursary winners announced

QMWS is delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural NCWQ Student Bursaries.

Congratulations to Alvina Rathrod, winner of the QMWS Bursary and to Julia Chequer de Souza, winner of the AMAQ / QMWS Professor Tess Cramond Memorial Bursary.

Alvina Rathrod – QMWS Bursary Recipient 2020

As an active member of UQ’s Supporting Women in Medicine Society and the 2020 Vice President of UQ Medical Society, Alvina is already a seasoned advocate for gender equity in medicine and of health equity. Some of her key accomplishments include co-authoring a policy on gender equality in medical education and worked to improve health literacy among school students in Papua New Guinea. Alvina hopes this bursary will help her build on these ventures and continue to develop her skills as an advocate for gender and health equity.

About the Bursary:
Inspirational role models and mentoring opportunities are instrumental in inspiring, shaping and supporting extraordinary careers. This bursary supports female medical students’ involvement in local and international conferences and networking opportunities, so that they may reach their full potential, achieve their dreams, and work towards truely equitable health outcomes for all.  

Julia Chequer de Souza – AMAQ / QMWS Professor Tess Cramond Memorial Bursary Recipient 2020

Motivated by passions for social justice and altruism, Julia is inspired by Professor Cramond’s legacy to rise to the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. A student at James Cook University, Julia’s rural placements have increased her awareness of the issues facing vulnerable communities. She hopes this bursary will help build relationships with potential mentors to guide her towards success with her future endeavours.

About the Bursary:
The career of Professor Tess Cramond, former President of AMAQ, as an anaesthetist continues to inspire generations of medical women. This bursary supports female medical students to attend an AMA or Medical Women’s Society event in order to foster leadership skills necessary to address gender inequity in medicine. 

Read more about the 2020 NCWQ QMWS Bursary program here.