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Training new trainers blog post by Liz Bennett
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Are you passionate about global health?

Ever wanted to be the change?

Do you want the skills to act?


Imagine it’s a Monday morning, the autumn sunlight is streaming in through the window and the room is filled with an excited buzz. Around you sit medical students from across Australia and New Zealand, and instead of the usual chatter about your lecture on common respiratory diseases or how many patients you have on ward round, you are in animated discussion with passionate likeminded peers about the challenges in refugee and asylum seeker health. Next up this morning, there is a training workshop on climate change in health and how to effectively campaign to make a difference. This afternoon you have an opportunity to work on your presentation skills, learn how to meet a politician and an advocacy discussion about your passion in Global Health. This is Training New Trainers, a three-day workshop held from the 24th-26th of August, just prior to the AMSA Global Health Conference (GHC), in Perth.


Applications are now open to participate in this workshop, brought to you by AMSA Global Health and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). It’s perfect for beginners in Global Health. The aim of Training New Trainers is empowering participants who want to become further involved in Global Health and equipping them with the skills needed to train others in Global health and professional development topics. Be inspired by exciting external and peer-led workshops. Gain the skills needed to become an effective advocate for Global Health such as campaigning, policy writing, leadership, event management and strategic planning while covering key areas of Global Health. Connect with other passionate medical students from around Australia and New Zealand and become a part of a network of trainers.


This year’s theme is Learn. Act. Inspire and Training New Trainers will be bigger and better than ever with 30 positions available and participants receiving guaranteed registration to AMSA GHC.


At the end of the three days the participants will utilize their new skills by presenting a workshop at the AMSA Global Health Council. Participants will also present at least one workshop to their university Global Health Group in order to graduate as an IFMSA Trainer.

The cost of the Training New Trainers is $170, which includes all sessions across three exciting days, lunch on all days and stationary and equipment. Accommodation will be available to delegates who are from interstate/overseas at an additional cost, which will be finalised shortly.


Application requirements:


It’s simple! Just tell us What, Why and How:
  1. What is your global health passion? (in 250 words or less)
  2. Why would you like to attend Training New Trainers in 2015? (in 250 words or less)
  3. How will you use the skills you learn at Training New Trainers to inspire others? (in 250 words or less)


Applications are due by 2359 hours AEDST on Sunday 3rd of May, and should be sent to Successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards. If you have any questions about Training New Trainers please do not hesitate to email me.


Liz Bennett
Training Coordinator 2015
AMSA Global Health