Introducing inaugural Sunset Soirée and Alumni Mixer Events

sunset soiree


Our newest instalment for our annual major fundraiser event will be held on June 13th and will see a new cocktail format to minimise the hassle of organising a table and will increase the focus on socialising with friends and family.

We will be raising money for the impoverished neighbouring island of Sumba, where access to healthy water and medical care is dire.

Tickets $79 for students and $99 for graduates and H4H supporters. This includes flowing drinks, including Stone & Wood beer, canapes and live music.

To learn more - view our website page and RSVP on the facebook event

In the lead up to Sunset Soirée, catch up with friends at the end of a working week at our new FREE events in Brisbane and Toowoomba.

View the events on facebook by liking our new facebook page HOPE4HEALTH Alumni

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RDAQ Conference Academic Prize





In 2015 Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) will continue the opportunity for medical students to be recognized for their commitment to rural communities via the presentation of an RDAQ academic prize.

The overall winner of the RDAQ Academic Award will receive:

RDAQ Conference registration in the year following the award (this is not transferable), a presentation plaque, a bursary of $500 towards travel and accommodation expenses to attend the RDAQ conference in the following year. There will be 1 overall award for the winner of the academic prize. However, each medical student presenting at the RDAQ conference will receive a certificate recognizing his or her contribution and achievement.


Applicants must be available to attend RDAQ conference to present their paper in the year of application

1. The applicant will have identified a case study which they have seen or been involved in with the supervision of a rural clinician in keeping with the theme of the current year’s conference. The supervising clinician would not necessarily have to assist with preparation of the case report but would be able to suggest appropriate cases

2. The applicant will have identified and discussed the rural issues surrounding the case study (either clinical or contextual) with the case having relevance to the practice of rural medicine and the health of rural communities

3. The applicant will have reflected on what they’ve learnt in rural and remote medicine from this case study and how that issue was addressed for professional development purposes

4. The case report will be inclusive of a discussion and literature review succinct in the guidelines (500 -1000 words) review according to the clinical or contextual issue identified as being of relevance.

5. Each application will be in the format of a case report with length of 500 - 1000 words. A 25% leeway on length of submitted report excluding references and appendices will be adopted. An attached PowerPoint along with the case report would be beneficial to review the underlying case

Op Shop Ball raises $1100 for Radio Lollipop

HOPE4HEALTH’s annual Op Shop Ball kicked off 2015 in truly unique style. This year’s event was held at Helm Bar, Surfer’s Paradise, and attracted over 200 students all dressed to the nines in the best fashion Gold Coast’s Op Shops had to offer. As always, attendees went all out sporting outfits ranging from tennis gear and wet suits through to hammer pants, Hawaiian shirts and fluorescent ball gowns or gracing us with the presence of everyone’s favourite cross-dressing alter egos. Special mention must go to James Harris and Tessa Wilton, winners of Best Dressed Male and Female, and Justin Weller, winner of Worst Dressed Attendee. A fantastic night was had by all, both on the dancefloor and off, and special thanks must go to Helm Bar and the David DeVito Band for assisting us with a fantastic event.

Overall, this year’s event enabled us to welcome over 60 new members to the Hope4Health community and raised over $1100 for Radio Lollipop- an international charity which provides comfort, assistance and entertainment for children in hospital and their families, including those at the GCUH. This is a great achievement which surpassed even our grandest expectations of the event and we look forward to seeing it grow even more next year!




MIDNIGHT MUSTER 2015 – this weekend!

When was the last time you went to a proper bush doof? Have you even been to a proper bush doof? If you answered yes, or no, I don’t give a dingo’s ***, because either way, you haven’t been to a bush doof as dank as this! Not even old mate Russel Coight would dispute that this is going to be the event of the year for all true blues.

Round up your mates, ready the ute with a swag or a tent, and be sure to give your RM Williams a run for their money at this year’s MIDNIGHT MUSTER!!! Yaaaaaahoo!

Robbie Zoe Midnight Muster

This epic shindig will go down on Saturday the 7th of March at Nerang Country Paradise Parklands (soon to be known as bush doof central), just 10 minutes down the road, or a short Uber ride with $25 off for all attendees!!

Camping set up starts at 5pm for a 6pm kick off: live jams, mechanical bull, plenty of friendly spinsters and bachelors from across the sunshine state, bootscootin' prizes for the raffle and for the guests that scrubbed up ready for a right hoedown... and a fully stocked bar from 7pm with a whole lot of grog at mates rates! If you don't have a tent, fret not as we have a mad barn and covered areas to chuck down your swag!

Bush tucker is included in the ticket price as well as a recovery breakfast of nutritional witchetty grubs.

Tickets $30 online or $40 at the door, so better get in quick... Selling from 5pm Friday 20th Feb until 5pm Thursday 5th March or until sold out!

VISIT our facebook event page or purchase tickets here

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PNG – Dental Volunteering

On the 27th of September, 4 final year dental students flew to Kiunga, PNG for 16 days on the first ever organised dental placement at Kiunga District Hospital.

We brought donated equipment from various sponsors including instruments, a large quantity of glass ionomer cements, composites, bonding, polishing, local anaesthetic and PPE.

The experience was possibly one of the best placement experiences a final year student could have. The students were supervised voluntarily by Dr Beatrice Solok and stayed in provided accommodation from the Kiunga District Hospital and OTML.

Continue reading here on our PNG Project page.

2014 Graduate Mengzhu Wang

Announcing the 2015 Executive!

This year saw a record number of applicants across the board and in particular a highly contested election for the president and vice president positions. Thank you to everyone who applied and for those who missed out, there are many ways that you can contribute to our events - they would not be possible without the help of many members and sub-committees working behind the scenes.

Next years team led by Gabriela, Sally and Cameron will continue to build on the work of all the students that have been involved over the years and to constantly be improving the organisation.

President: Gabriela Kelly
Vice Presidents: Sally Fry and Cameron Harrison
Treasury: Ahmed Mahmoud, Arrianne Kollosche
Secretary: Shi Shi Zhang
Director of Corporate Events: Sanjana Dang
Sponsorship Officers: Jessica Gartside, Stephanie Jones, Caitlin O'Hare
Social Media Coordinator: Nimanthi Malawaraarachchi

Local Portfolio
Coordinators: Alex Millikin and Cath Tanzer
TBH/Wonderfactory Coordinators: Shruti Yardi and Tien Chen

Rural Portfolio
Coordinators: Emily Rayers, Elisabeth Dumitriu & Daniel Payne
Senior NRHSN Rep and Social Work Rep: Heather Angell

Indigenous Portfolio
Coordinators: Annabelle Hughes, Robyn Wing & Philip Chung

International Portfolio
Coordinators: Lauren Head & Gihan Hapuarachchi
AGH Representative: James Nightingale
SEA Coordinator: Mahasha Perera
Ubuntu Through Health Representatives: Phoebe Brandis, Daniel Lake, Luke Hart
Sumba Project Representatives: Neeban Balayasoderan, Elle Cripps, Libby Caskey, Brinda Ohri

Dentistry Portfolio
Dentistry Coordinators: Jessica Sun, Amy Cao, Lauren Bolta
International Coordinators: Neeraj Vyas, Sam Ojha
Rural Coordinators: Brittini Ewing, Zaid Aumeerally
Jnr. Dentistry & Oral Health Representative: Francesca Cho
Cherbourg Volunteer Dental Hospital Coordinators: Michael Baker, Vidya Krishna

Allied Health Portfolios
Nursing Representatives: Hye Jin Kim & Jack Matulich
Speech Pathology Representatives: Sheena Rowe & Jodie Holt
Further representatives to be appointed in 2015

H4H Graduands Breakfast

Every year we hold a breakfast to celebrate the enormous achievement of graduating for our members who have contributed to the organisation whether it be simply getting involved by attending our events or by taking on one of the many roles in H4H. After all their lost sleep, sweat and tears over the years, we hope it will be an opportunity to celebrate with everyone whilst enjoying delicious buffet breakfast! This year it will be held at the scrumptious Bazaar Restaurant in Surfers Paradise. Best of luck to all of the graduating students across the health fields but also to everyone graduating and congratulations! Enjoy the ride!

Event details: 
Address: 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast QLD
Time: 8.30-10.30
Contact: 0430204037
Tickets have unfortunately sold out


Inaugural Red Week raises HIV awareness and $4200 for Fijians

H4H’s Red Week finished with the annual Red Party in conjunction with Bond University’s M.A.D. at Cocktails, where $4200 was raised for the Fiji Network for People Living with HIV (FJN+), a fantastic effort by all. Thank you once again to everyone who came along to these events, and to the International Health Portfolio and Subcommittee, whose time, effort and enthusiasm helped make the week such a success.

Congratulations to our outgoing International Coordinators - Nimanthi, Flynn and Sanj for all their work throughout the year!

Click here to view photos from the event on our facebook page.

Jazz Dinner Dance 2014 Photos

Thank you to all those supporters who turned out for a night of entertainment, food and wine whilst fundraising for Healthy Start - our very own refugee preventative health education program. Thank you especially to our regular supporters Queensland Rural Medical Eduation (QRME), Griffith University and Bruce Lynton BMW.

Visit our facebook page here to view all the photos from the night