Applications are open now for the 2014 Give Them Wings scholarship program, which gives nursing and allied health students from country Victoria a flying start at university. Two nursing and two allied health students from country Victoria in their first year of studies will be awarded “Give Them Wings” scholarships in 2014, with each recipient receiving $2,500 towards their living expenses [...]

Outlook at O-Week Clubs and Societies Day

Outlook managed a remarkable feat this year at the University of Melbourne O-Week Clubs and Societies day on the 27th of February – we stood out, among the plethora of club stalls! In addition to the customary o-week BBQ, we had an amazing live animal exhibit of “Bush Babies” on display. The Australian native animals, from reptiles to marsupials to [...]

First of all, it must be said that the quality of entries to our first ever John Flynn Placement Program Photo Competition was well beyond our expectations. The entries covered a wide range of landscapes, stories, climates and emotions, as varied as rural Australia itself. All of this made trying to choose the best photos from this group extraordinarily difficult. [...]

New additions to the Outlook Committee

Outlook received a large number of high quality applications for the Junior NRHSN Representative and MD1 Representative positions, and we sincerely thank our enthusiastic members for taking the time to apply. We are now able to announce the selected candidates… Junior NRHSN Representative – Amanda Quattrocelli MD1 Representative – Andrew Feehan Congratulations Amanda and Andrew, we’re sure you’ll both do [...]

Outlook at the Bendigo Cup

The Monash third year MBBS students and the Melbourne Uni second year MD students placed in Bendigo were together for their first clinical year in a unique combined curriculum. To celebrate the year and the bonds created, the Monash and Melbourne students joined forces with the help of their rural health clubs Outlook, Wildifre & Moovin’ Health enjoyed a day [...]

Annual Discussion Dinner Report

Outlook’s Annual Discussion Dinner, with guests Prof. Kerin O’Dea and Julian Burnside QC, certainly caused a lot of talk. Better than ever, the ADD was a hotbed of debate, held at the Kent Hotel on the 27th of October. First, Prof. O’Dea’s gave her passionate opinions on nutrition in rural and remote areas, and reminded us all not to ignore [...]

PFA for CFA Report

Outlook celebrated our very own version of the “pleasant Friday afternoon” tradition in style on Friday 27th of September. Held at Wah Wah Lounge, the PFA for CFA was an enormous success, and raised a massive $1295 for the country fire authority here in Victoria. It was great to see the awareness in the room of the vital job they do protecting [...]

LIME Connection V Conference Report

I was fortunate to attend the LIME V Conference in Darwin with the support of the National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN). There were many inspiring doctors and students to meet and learn from, who were all incredibly welcoming and encouraging. I left feeling so privileged to have met so many amazing people. The theme of the conference was re-imagining [...]

Vibe3on3 Report

Vibe 3on3 festival is a National Indigenous festival that brings together sport, music, health and dancing. It features a 3on3 basketball round-robin, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Indigenous music. Outlook was lucky enough to be involved, helping out [...]

Outlook Indigenous Subcommittee’s fourth monthly seminar, “Indigenous health through medical anthropology” went off with a bang on Thursday 19th September with surprise guest speaker Gary Foley taking the stage. Gary is a prominent Australian Gumbaynggirr artist, academic, writer and actor who is well respected for the role he has been playing in major political activities since the 1970’s. He took [...]