MINT

The Medicine Interest Network Townsville (MINT) is the physician interest group for medical students at JCU. Our team consists of clinical year students who liaise with doctors at the Townsville Hospital, including the Physician Training Unit.

 

We aim to:

  • Ignite interest in physician specialities
  • Inform on Physician Training
  • Facilitate networking with doctors from the Townsville Hospital & Health Service
  • Educate on and promote research
  • Provide opportunities to maximise clinical placement
 

Event List:

In 2019, MINT will host a number of informative and enjoyable events, including:

  • Monthly Coffee & Case Studies
  • MINT Medical Challenge
  • Intro to Research Evening
  • Interpreting Research Papers
  • Speed Dating with Medical Registrars
  • JCUMSA Career Nights

These events are designed to ignite an interest in physician training, and are run by doctors from a range of physician specialties.

Plus, keep an eye out for the following:

  • Weekly MCQ’s on our Facebook page
  • Resources on how to start a research project
  • Podcasts of the registrar cases presented

The 2020 MINT Team

Helena Xiang

Co-CHAIR

Helena is currently a 6th year student, and is excited to be the one of the Co-Chairs for 2021! She’s been a part of MINT since its creation in 2018, and is excited to take MINT to new heights with the new exec. She’s the only member not based in Townsville, and has an obsession with drinking all things caffeinated. She aspires to pursue a career as a physician, and is excited to share the information and resources she’s found to her fellow peers through MINT. Contact Helena if you have any queries about MINT and the physician training pathway!

Lauren Gomes

CO-CHAIR

Lauren is in 6th year in 2021, and is excited to be the new MINT co-chair. As a Sydney native, she has adapted to life in Townsville and is involved in various aspects of medical student life. As well as her role in MINT, she also is involved in research and advocating for student research opportunities. She has previously been Med revue convenor, secretary and president of another medical student society and brings enthusiasm and experience to the role. She also enjoys playing music, travel and musical theatre. She wants to pursue neurology in the future, but also is interested in gastroenterology and general medicine. If you see her around, please don’t hesitate to say Hi and have a chat!

Nabaha Waheed

Logistics and Finance Officer

Naba is a final year medical student and is excited to join MINT exec. for 2021, as Finance and Logistics Officer after being a founding member of the club. With dreams of becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember, tropical medicine is her one true passion as she hails from the island paradise, Maldives. Becoming a physician has always been her career goal and she is dedicated to finding her ground in a specialty that suits her lifestyle best. She is extremely passionate with research, and is diligently working on her projects centered in Endocrinology and Cardiology. Outside of medicine, she loves binge watching TV shows, non-fiction reads, travel and bubble tea. Say hi if you see her around, especially if you are interested in MINT or research!

Anuki Kotuwegedara.

Communications/ Memberships Officer

Helena is currently a 5th year student, and is excited to reprise the role of MINT’s Communications and Memberships Officer! She’s the only member not from Townsville, and has an obsession with drinking all things caffeinated. She aspires to pursue a career as a physician, and is excited to share the information and resources she’s found to her fellow peers through MINT. Contact Helena if you have any queries about MINT and the physician training pathway!

Lauren Burke

Doctor Liason Officer

Lauren is an intern and is proud to be one of the Doctor Liaison Officers for 2021. Growing up and attending medical school in the region means she is passionate about showcasing what we have to offer up here in North Queensland. MINT is an important part of creating opportunities in the region and she is excited to be a part of the team this year. If you see her on the wards, say hi! She is happy to teach, answer questions and be a friendly face around the hospital. 

Mo Alizzi

Doctor Liason Officer

Mo is an intern at TUH. He graduated from JCU and stayed in Townsville due to the nice hospital, people and town. He is keen on physician training with a specific interest in the fields of Infectious Diseases and Public Health. He’s always happy to chat / give advice so don’t be afraid to ask him any burning questions you may have.

MINT Resources

MINT Podcast Series - Latest Episode

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia