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Leadership in medicine transcends the generations

Media release                                                                  

5th May 2019


Australia’s future doctors were brushing up on their leadership skills last week when The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) held their National Leadership Development Seminar in Canberra.


The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) own Dr Tony Bartone was on an inspiring panel with AMSA’s President, Ms Jessica Yang and Dr Michael Bonning, who enlightened the 108-strong delegation with many pearls of wisdom on leadership.


“It was inspiring to see all types of doctors in leadership roles. NLDS was electric” Cai Fong, 2019 NLDS delegate said.


Interactive workshops with a focus on developing novel solutions to issues within the medical and public health spheres were developed from scratch and presented at Old Parliament House.


“I know we will see some of these initiatives in practice in our lifetimes. I was inspired by the passion of Australia’s next generation of doctors!” Ms Yang stated.


“We were so fortunate to hear from medical legends as Dr Yumiko Kadota, Professor Peter Doherty and RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach.” NLDS Convenor, Mr Matthew Kim, said.


Ms Yang is due to repay the favour to Dr Bartone and the AMA for their continued support; scheduled to speak at this weekend’s AMA National Conference on behalf of Australia’s 17,000 medical students.




Media contact

AMSA 2019 Public Relations Officer

Madeleine Goss