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Emily Whalen

Chair (4C)

Hello! My name is Emily and I am so honoured to be the Chair of WHISM in 2022! I have always had a strong passion for Women’s Health and I hope to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology where I can support women through their healthcare journey.

Aside from Medicine, I am also studying a Diploma of Languages (French) and I hope to work overseas in a French-speaking country one day! My other interests include travelling, good food, music and spending time with family, friends and my dog!

I am very excited to lead WHISM and I can’t wait to see what we achieve together as a committee – I know it will be a great year!

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Carine Wessels

Vice Chair (5D)

I’m a final year student with an interest in O&G, having completed my BMedSc exploring the relationship between induction of labour and caesarean birth. 

When not stuck on the wards, I like to be up before sunrise, down at the beach and with plenty of coffee on-hand.

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Palak Gupta

Vice Chair (BMedSci)

Hi my name is Palak, and I’m very excited to be a part of WHISM in 2022. I have a keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which led me to pursue a BMedSci this year. I particularly enjoyed interacting with the patients and all the procedural aspects of O&G.

Aside from medicine, I enjoy cooking, taking pictures of food and spend a lot of time looking at cafe menus or chasing after my dog, Pepsi when he sneakily escapes the house.

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Michael Azizagdam

Secretary (5D)

My name is Michael (pronounced Mikhail), I’m in my final year and will be your WHISM 2022 Secretary. I have a keen interest in Women’s Health, particularly gynaecological and obstetric surgeries and advocacy for women. I look forward to working with WHISM in 2022.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing board games and baddy with friends, going on hikes and going to the beach.

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Fiona Chan

Treasurer & Sponsorship Officer (BMedSci)

Hi, my name is Fiona, a current BMedSc(Hons) student. My interest lies in the field of obstetrics, in particular, induction of labour. I am hoping to increase my knowledge base and confidence to care for women.

Outside of medicine, I love swimming, meeting new people, and going for extraordinary dining experiences! Aloha!

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Meghna Prasannan

Logistics Officer (4C)

Hi, I’m Meghna! I am a year 4C student and I will be WHISM’s 2022 Logistics Officer. My interest in Women’s Health lies in maternal-fetal medicine and finding ways to tackle the inequalities women face within healthcare.

Outside of medicine, I really enjoy long hikes, travelling and finding new places to eat.

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Surabhi Shashishekara

Promotions Officer (4C)

Helo! My interest in Women’s Health has grown ever since I picked maternal-foetal medicine as an elective during my undergrad. I’m very excited to see the perfect blend of preventative, surgical and diagnostic medicine on my Women’s rotation this year!

Besides medicine, I teach kids how to code, love a good biopic and enjoy spending all my money on roadtrips. 🤡

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Santina Bresolin

Pre-4C Representative (3B)

Hi everyone! I’m Santina and I’m very excited to be one of the WHISM Pre-4C Reps for 2022. Outside of med, I love walking, heading down to the beach and cooking new meals.

After learning about various health challenges women face, I look forward to helping create new resources and events for those who also have a keen interest in women’s health.

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Manveen Kaur

Pre-4C Representative (2A)

Hey everyone! I’m Manveen and I’m super keen to be one of the pre-4C reps for WHISM in 2022. I’m interested in pursuing a career in O&G and want to further explore the opportunity of working with women from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Outside of medicine, I like to bake, go on long walks with friends and paint whenever I can!


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Georgia Rush

Rural Representative (3B)

Hi, I’m Georgia! I am a year 3B student currently placed in Mildura. Outside of medicine, you can find me in the gym, walking my dog or devouring a cheese board with friends and family.

I’m interested in adolescent gynaecology and one day hope to work in adolescent O&G.