Vampire Cup is a national competition run by AMSA which competes for which medical school can donate the most blood to the Red Cross. In 2017, the Community Portfolio ran an inter-year competition in which MD2 won! For more information go to https://www.amsa.org.au/vampire-cup, or contact your community director!
The Community portfolio organise the Teddy Bear Hospital, in which flinders students teach the children in the FMC Childcare about Sun Safety, Cough and Cold Hygiene, Hand Washing and how to not be afraid for the doctor! It is a lot of fun, a terrific way to unwind and learn how to communicate health knowledge to children, and the kids love it! These sessions are run throughout the year, but spots are limited, to keep your eyes out!
With the help of the entire cohort, the community portfolio run two stalls for the cancer councils Daffodil Day in the public and private hospital. This occurs in August, and is a wonderful experience talking to the public about what the Cancer Council means to them. Keep your eye out in August and volunteer for a hour or two!
Mother’s and Father’s Day bake sale are run yearly with the whole cohorts support to raise money for local and national charities such as Share the Dignity, and Dad’s in Distress. Staff and students donate their time and baking skills to provide delicious home-made goods, and they sell out fast! The charities donated to change annually to increase awareness of the variety of wonderful charities doing amazing things.