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 Teddy Bear Hospital
Our mobile kids clinic travels to local schools educating children and teachers on health habits!

 Cleveland Youth Detention Centre Outreach
Our student volunteers regularly visit the centre to partake in a candid discussion with incarcerated youths about leading healthy, happy lives.

 Interfaculty Sports
From Interfaculty Touch Football, Basketball, Netball and Soccer to Medleague and everything inbetween we have a team for you!

 

Teddy Bear Hospital

The Teddy Bear Hospital is a unique education program run by our students from years 1-6. JCUMSA began the initiative in 2014 and it has gone from strength to strength ever since. Volunteers visit primary schools and early childhood learning centres around North Queensland to educate the children on health issues in an engaging, fun environment. It’s an excellent opportunity for JCUMSA members and participants alike.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please shoot them a message at teddybearhospitaltownsville@gmail.com. We highly recommend it to all students, not least of all our budding paediatricians!

Session Sign Ups

Session Five:
Name of Venue: Prep at Good Shepherd Catholic School
Date: Wednesday the 25th of July 09:30am
Location: 65 Allambie Ln, Rasmussen QLD, 4815
Number of Volunteers: Max 16, Minimum 4
Sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/Q4rsWDCkgrnIdryC3

Session Seven:
Name of Venue: Stepping Stones Community Kindergarten
Date: Monday the 30th of July 12:30pm
Location:  589 Ross River Rd, Kirwan QLD 4817
Number of Volunteers: Max 16, Minimum 4
Sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/Onto0XyLaPEhZk4r2

Session Eight:
Name of Venue: Goodstart, Aitkenvale
Date: Wednesday the 1st of August 10:00am
Location:  86/88 Charles St, Aitkenvale QLD 4814
Number of Volunteers: Max 16, Minimum 4
Sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/04mml7J7ie9iQoEm1

Session Six:
Name of Venue: James Cook University Unicare
Date: Wednesday the 15th of August 10:30am
Location: Angus Smith Drive, James Cook University, Douglas QLD, 4814
Number of Volunteers: Max 16, Minimum 4
Sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/7Fx9pxDoAjJJs2Rx2

Session Nine:
Name of Venue: C&K Kirwan Community Kindergarten
Date: Monday the 3rd of September 12:30pm
Location: 21 Burnda Street, Kirwan QLD, 4817
Number of Volunteers: Max 16, Minimum 4
Sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/dPsmJ4P6lIoTTBh12

 

 

 

Cleveland Youth Detention Centre Outreach

North Queensland is a region not without troubles, and perhaps one of the strongest indicators of this is our high juvenile incarceration rate. Cleveland Youth Detention Centre is a facility accommodating children from all over North Queensland and as far west as Mount Isa.

In 2016 – as part of our commitment to Closing the Gap – then Community and Wellbeing Officer Sarangan Ketheesan in conjuncture with A/Prof Shashi and Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Service (TAIHS) began a program for JCUMSA students to engage with these children. Every Thursday for one hour, 2 medical students visit the centre as part of a healthcare team to partake in candid discussion about leading healthy, happy lives with small groups of children. It’s a grounding and unique experience for all who participate.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to to find out more, please contact our Community and Wellbeing Officer via wellbeing@jcumsa.org.au.

 

Interfaculty Sports

Throughout the year, there are a number of different sports we compete in, from Interfaculty Touch Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Netball to MedLeague, medicine’s own Rugby League team. We also compete against our Cairns dentistry counterparts in the MIP’s Cup, a one-day multi-sports carnival. Whatever sport you’re into we have a spot for you on one of our teams!

To get involved with Interfaculty Sports send us a message, to follow the MedLeague lads in their quest for glory follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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