TRENT DEAN (2018-2019 TIME UQ Director)Head of Clinical Governance Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland
As a TIME Board member, I am very proud to be working with the next generation of clinical leaders, who are actively influencing the ongoing global health agenda. The importance of TIME’s Vision and Mission cannot be understated, with indigenous, refugee and international health awareness being the focus of TIME’s actions and advocacy. I would recommend TIME to any future clinicians seeking to influence improved health equality, both at home and abroad.
Health is a central tenet of who we are, without good health society cannot function effectively and I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive in a world focused on social justice. Incremental improvements in people’s lives will have a larger impact on society and being a passionate advocate for education, I consider that global health is important so that people can build inclusive, positive and stable communities. TIME provides the next generation of medical students with the insights and awareness to understand domestic and international global health issues and build relationships across communities to deliver that care.
TIM PETERSON (2018-2019 TIME UQ Director)Financial Controller Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
DR. BETHANY HOLT (2013-2017 Past TIME UQ MAP Convenor; President, AMSA Global Health Representative and Director)
Being involved in TIME was a personally and professionally defining experience, which has dramatically shaped my aspirations for the future.Personally, the work itself and the people I worked with gave me a source of meaning through challenging years of medical study. Our projects, events, and conversations kept me in touch with the global and social aspects of health, reminding me of why I chose to become a doctor. It kept my passion for health equity burning.Professionally, TIME opened doors to student advocacy on a national and international level and broadened my career possibilities in global health. It facilitated overseas electives and volunteering, introduced me to AMSA Global Health and the IFMSA, and by extension led to an internship at WHO. The leadership, teamwork and strategic problem solving skills I gained serving in leadership positions in TIME helped me access opportunities in Management Consulting. I encourage students with a passion for equity and social justice to join TIME, get passionately involved in a way that works for you, bring in fresh ideas, and see where it takes you.
TIME was a period of great personal and professional development and I took away a lot of skills that have since guided by career as a paediatrician. I have since been more cognisant of the importance of advocacy and social determinants of health in everyday patient care. I also became more aware of the struggles and difficulties in global health and important lessons I took away (such as increased community involvement and teaching) are priceless for times I have returned abroad. TIME also provided this family and network of other doctors and was invigorating to work with other students who shared the same passions as I did. Being part of TIME was an integral part of my medical school experience and I encourage people with an interest in global and community health to sign up!
DR. ZHEYI TEOH (2012-2015 Past TIME UQ Maternal Health Convenor; Projects Manager and Director)