Link & Share

The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving in many countries creating a significant burden on the local health systems and impacting the coverage of essential health services. In some instances, medical students have been deployed at the frontline services. This has caused significant disruptions to their medical education & training, and limited opportunities to interact and seek support for safety and emotional well-being from their peers, hospital staff, ad teaching staff. In many settings, these disruptions have led to isolation, social anxiety, and emotional distress among medical students.   

This uprise of technology during the pandemic presents an opportunity for medical students across the globe to connect and share their first-hand experiences and stories.   

The ‘Link & Share’ program hopes to:  

  • create a safe and interactive learning space for medical students to connect and share their first-hand experiences and stories, from being involved in the frontline services, coping strategies to mitigate mental health issues, and learning approaches during social restrictions and lockdowns.   
  • curate an educational platform for medical students to learn from various medical experts, researchers, professionals, and promote sharing of informative online resources related to COVID-19.  
  • foster interactive online student forums and social media campaigns for consistent, correct, and positive messaging related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

This initiative is led by Dr Sutarsa Nyoman and supported by a team of medical student volunteers. We welcome the participation of medical students and student bodies across the globe. To get involved, please contact us via email international.health@anu.edu.au.  

Link & Share Webinar Series

This webinar series hopes to create a safe and interactive learning space for medical students to connect and share their first-hand experiences and stories, such as:

  • being involved in the frontline services during the pandemic
  • student-led innovative initiatives across the globe
  • coping strategies to mitigate mental health issues
  • learning approaches during social restrictions and lockdowns

We welcome the participation of medical students and student bodies across the globe. To get involved, please contact us via email: international.health@anu.edu.au

MedSchool Flashbacks

Each Senior Medical Consultant or Professor or Surgeon was Once a Medical Student!  

But do we really know the stories behind the characters we see in lectures, theatres, and hospital wards! What has brought them to where they are now? What challenges did they face along the way? What are their regrets? What can we learn from their mistakes? What advice would they offer? and where are they going? 

The intensive nature of medical school and training means that medical students are rarely given the chance to deeply bond and glimpse the journeys of their medical supervisors and professors. Online education and zoom lectures during the pandemic mean that opportunities for such interactions have further reduced. However, medical education isn’t just about learning the protocols, it’s also very much about learning how to navigate a life and career in medicine! 

MedSchool Flashbacks is a mini-interview series of the ‘Link & Share’ program, which hopes to highlight the stories of medical professionals across the globe and pass down pearls of wisdom from those who have walked the trail before us.  

We welcome the participation of medical students and student bodies across the globe. To get involved, please contact us via email: international.health@anu.edu.au.

Speed Net

The pandemic has seized most national and international opportunities for medical students to network with their global peers via conferences, internships, and work placements.  

This presents us with the opportunity to evolve the way we network and find opportunities for professional collaborations.  

Speed Net is a virtual speed networking initiative of the ‘Link & Share’ program which hopes to provide medical students a platform to: 

  • connect with their global peers, 

  • engage in meaningful discussions,  

  • find, share and collaborate on national and international professional opportunities. 

We welcome the participation of medical students and student bodies across the globe. To get involved, please contact us via email: international.health@anu.edu.au

ANU COVID-19 Peer Support Webinar Series

An educational webinar series on COVID-related topics where experts share their clinical knowledge, experiences, innovative initiatives and ideas for managing healthcare during the pandemic.

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