Rotary Club of Toowong Medical Student Travel Grants
This program has become a permanent part of the UQ Medical School bursary system. This means that the program has official endorsement of UQ and pre-selection of the recipients is conducted by the Medical School administration. Under this program, the Club (with the support of RC Kenmore) provides Medical Student Travel Assistance Grant funding for up to six 1st year medical students to perform their field work elective, including up to $1,000 total funding per student – $750 towards travel costs (flights, etc.) and $250 towards medical supplies/equipment for the destination hospital. On return from their placements recipients give a presentation to the Club on their experiences. The program has also arranged, and subsidized, similar short-term familiarisation visits to the Cairns Base Hospital by medical students from PNG.
As part of the Vocational program, we have continued the “member’s profile” spots which have proven to be a great success especially with the influx of new members. Our own members are often among our best presenters, and such speaking opportunities also help to build members’ presentation and public speaking skills.
Customer Service Awards
The club seeks nominations each year, researches their customer-service record and presents awards to up to five deserving recipients.
External Vocational Visits
Arranging Club visits to places and organisations of interest. This can range from a local business, to an exhibition, to a government institution and so on.