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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) News

01 Jan 0001

Are you planning to participate in a fundraising activity in support of a medical or healthcare related cause?

If yes, just send an email to MDA National’s CSR team. 

Are you planning to participate in a fundraising activity in support of a medical or healthcare related cause?

If yes, just send an email to MDA National’s CSR team at so we can consider sponsoring you.

We believe it’s our corporate social responsibility to look beyond our organisation and help those in the wider medical community, and our CSR team has been busy looking into worthwhile causes we can support.

In the last six months, we’ve sponsored rooms at the Ronald McDonald House Perth and Westmead (Sydney). Our staff donated over 70 gifts to The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal, bringing happy smiles to many children over the festive season.

Many of our Perth staff members used their volunteering time participating in the Home for Dinner program to cook a meal for families at the Ronald McDonald House. And all our state offices participated in the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, raising awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

Other beneficiaries of donations and sponsorships from MDA National included the Lions Cancer Institute’s Special Children's Easter Big Day Out, the Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, and the Royal Perth Hospital’s Music on the Bridge.

We were also very pleased to sponsor a new ‘movement’ for mental health care created by five RMOs in NSW – the Loud Shirt Fairy Floss Friday. While our staff participated by wearing a loud shirt or dress to work on the day, MDA National representatives attended the Fairy Floss Friday event at the Gosford Hospital to further support the organisers in their passionate cause aimed at ‘shedding light on mental illness within the healthcare community’.

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My Career Journey with Dr Nick Coatsworth

Dr Nick Coatsworth is an expert in health policy, public administration and a practising infectious diseases physician. He held a national role in the Australian response to COVID-19 as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia, becoming one of the most recognised medical spokespeople during the pandemic. Nick engaged the Australian community through a variety of media platforms most notably as the spearhead of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Dr Micheal Gannon, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, sits down with Dr Nick Coatsworth to discuss Nick's medical career journey, and what insights and advice he has for junior doctors. MDA National would like to acknowledge the contributions of MDA National staff, Members, friends and colleagues in the production of the podcast and note that this work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under applicable copyright law, you may not reproduce the content of this podcast without the permission of MDA National. This podcast contains generic information only, is intended to stimulate thought and discussion, and doesn’t account for requirements of any particular individual. The content may contain opinions which are not necessarily those of MDA National. We recommend that you always contact your indemnity provider when you require specific advice in relation to your insurance policy or medico-legal matters. MDA National Members need to contact us for specific medico-legal advice on freecall 1800 011 255 or email We may also refer you to other professional services.


09 Jun 2022

Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020