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DSM postgraduate community

The Dunedin School of Medicine has a number of events running in 2018 in support of its postgraduate community.

We warmly encourage postgraduate students to attend any of the following events or to contact the Marketing and Communications team with any suggestions you might have:

Email sophia.mckay@otago.ac.nz

Postgraduate Workshop: Effective Research Communication

The purpose of this workshop is to empower our postgraduate students with the knowledge and resources to develop their visual and oral research communication skills. Use your skills learned here to create a poster for DSM's annual poster exhibition to be held on 30th May (more info below).

Hosted by Dr Heather Cunliffe, Department of Pathology's postgraduate coordinator, and Sophia McKay, DSM's marketing and communications coordinator, the programme will include:

  • How to design a high impact conference-appropriate poster conveying your research data
  • Software, content placement, formatting and printing tips
  • How to prepare and deliver a 10 minute platform presentation
  • Preparing a seminar
  • DSM resources and contacts
  • Archiving and publishing

This workshop will suit students undertaking research towards any postgraduate degree including PGDip, Honours, Masters and PhD level.

DATE: 1 May 11am to 1:30pm. Light lunch included. Free of charge.

Postgraduate Poster Exhibition

Do you have a research masterpiece that's worth exhibiting? Join us for our annual postgraduate poster competition where students from across DSM display their research in an artistic setting and compete for top prizes.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Wednesday 30 May 2pm till 4:30pm. Afternoon tea provided.

*Precedes the Health Research Excellence Awards which commence at at 5pm. 

Your poster will be judged by a panel of senior DSM academics and the winner(s) will be announced at the Health Research Excellence Awards.

Top prize $500 | 2nd prize $300 | 3rd prize $200 | Special award $250

Social Media Training

Hosted by Sarah Gallagher, DSM's social media coordinator, the programme will include:

Getting started with Twitter: A course for absolute beginners or for people who have made a profile but have not set it up and are not using their account.
Using Twitter at conferences: Aimed at people who already have set up an account and are using Twitter and understand how to utilise Twitter syntax, or those who have attended the Getting started with Twitter clinic and are ready to learn more.

Open to staff and students in DSM and Otago Medical School, each course is limited to 10 people to ensure attendees receive individual attention.

Course dates 

  • Getting Started with Twitter 23 May, 12-1pm, Octagonal Room [full]
  • Using Twitter at Conferences 20 June, 12-1pm, Octagonal Room [full]
  • Getting Started with Twitter 18 July, 12-1pm, Octagonal Room
  • Getting Started with Twitter 15 August, 12-1pm, Octagonal Room
  • Using Twitter at Conferences 19 September, 12-1pm, Octagonal Room

DSM Twitter conference

The inaugural DSM Twitter conference for postgraduate students will be held on 26 July.

Read the proceedings

DSM Postgraduate Writing Group

An opportunity for DSM's postgraduate community to come together to write in a supportive environment.

Every Friday 9am - 12pm Seminar Room 431 Department Surgery, 4th Floor Dunedin Hospital 

**Last Friday of the month Seminar Room 1, Department Surgery, 4th Floor Dunedin Hospital

DSM Postgraduate Facebook Group

A closed group for DSM's postgraduate students to support each other through the ups and downs of the research journey. This forum will be used to organise writing groups, share useful resources and organise events.
This is a safe space for discussion, problem solving and venting without dissemination into the wider DSM network, so membership is limited to current postgraduates only.

Join the DSM Postgraduate Facebook group

Grand Rounds

Formerly known as the Medical Forum, DSM's Grand Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of every month, where presenters blend a clinical problem with the research they have been undertaking.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to attend.

Complimentary brown paper bag lunch is provided.

Hot Health - a DSM community event for all staff and students

Hot Health is 2018's addition to DSM's family of events, with the intention of bringing the School together for an informal evening of networking and discussion, with the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers give talks on hot topics. Postgraduate students are warmly encouraged to attend these events, which are held on the first Thursday of every month.