Community

Community

Community is a big part of what we do at UQMS and it involves a lot of teams of people doing amazing work both internally with UQMS and out in the community in partnership with the Ashintosh Foundation.

The Ashintosh Foundation, established in 2004, was founded as the charity arm of the UQMS. The charity is run with the primary aim of advancing the health of the community and of medical students, and is staffed by both medical students and professionals.

The Community Officer (community@uqms.org) acts both as the managing director of Ashintosh as well as a member of the UQMS executive to promote cooperation between these two organisations and can be contacted with any queries. See the Ashintosh Foundation page for more information about the charitable work of this organisation.

Much of the day to day work of the foundation is run by medical students (link to the team page), and they run a range of social and community building events for medical students, each with a unique feel.

  1. Coffeehouse- an acoustic music evening with live medical student musicians and barista quality coffee. It both raises funds for our community work as well as proving a casual atmosphere for students to get creative. Contact coffeehouse@uqms.org
  2. Jazz – The Queensland Medical Jazz group is an up and coming group composed of medical students and doctors which now runs two major events a year. A great excuse to dress up, raise money for charity and dance to some smooth tunes. Contact: qldmedjazz@ashintosh.org
  3. Trivia – The annual Ashintosh Trivia Night is a great way to get together and show off your general knowledge
  4. Sports: The community portfolio supports training groups (run, cycle, triathlon) as well as sponsoring groups to compete in charity events, like the Bridge to Brisbane. Contact: ashintosh.sports@ashintosh.org