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3rd Aug

2021

Presidents Message Well, we are once again in lockdown with COVID-19 spreading in thecommunity. Our respite without COVID was brief, but very welcomed. We hopethat everyone is coping with the current situation both personally andprofessionally. ...

22nd Sep

2020

President’s Message What a different year 2020 is! Practice has changed significantly with social distancing and most doctors offering tele-consults. We are very grateful to the experts who have guided the community in our response to the pandemic. ...

7th Dec

2018

NMA Newsletter December 2018  President’s message The NMA has had a busy year running our education nights, annual dinner, medical student events and awarding scholarships. I would like to thank the board members for their work and dedication over the ...

13th Apr

2018

Duration: 4 Dec 2017 to 2 March 2018 Location: South Africa Hospitals and Departments: Edendale Hospital Emergency Department (KwaZulu-Natal) and Tygerberg Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Cape Town) Sawabona my dear friends and medical ...

13th Apr

2018

I undertook my second elective at the Sigatoka Subdivisional hospital in Fiji. It was a small hospital with 40 beds, maternity ward, ED and a very busy outpatient clinic which saw an average of 90 patients a day. It was also the centre of the ...

13th Apr

2018

I was lucky to receive an NMA scholarship to aid me in my travels to the rural town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. I spent four weeks taking part in a women’s health program in a region where maternal mortality rates are double the national rate. For the ...

17th Aug

2016

First of all we would like to welcome all our new members of 2016! This is our first newsletter of the year and we have many events to highlight. Many of our members enjoyed our social events including the NSW Doctor’s Orchestra, Annual Mentor ...

17th Aug

2016

For my elective placement I spent eight weeks in Kampala, Uganda at Mulago National Referral Hospital. I do not even know where to begin to try and describe the incredible experience I had. My time was divided between cardiology, obstetrics and ...

17th Aug

2016

As a first year student, I was awarded a John Flynn Placement Program scholarship which would give me the opportunity to visit a remote Aboriginal community throughout the course of my time at Sydney Medical School. As a Stage 3 student, I was able to ...

17th Aug

2016

With generous assistance of a scholarship awarded through the NMA, in early 2016 I spent my Elective term in the Department of Neurosurgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. As a public tertiary referral centre serving the greater ...