E DITORS' DESK
Welcome to the first issue of Synapse for 2018! It’s a new year and that means new beginnings. For some meddies, they aim to be healthier or to find love (lol goodluck) and for others it’s to graduate without completely saturating the use of their tear ducts. The new Medsoc team have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver parties, events, and opportunities to help you make it through another year of medicine at Bond and achieve your goals. In this semester’s issue of Synapse, we’ve included juicy confessions of love, some interesting new year’s resolutions and exclusive tips on fitness from your very own Bond med fitness instagrammer. If you’re looking for a way to procrastinate, please continue to flip through these pages and you’re bound to have a chuckle.
Your new communications team, Alex Zheng (Communications Director) Claudia Ho (IT Officer) Wisura Munasinghe (Publications Officer) 2
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MEET THE TEAM
HUMANS OF BOND MEDICINE DIET & FITNESS
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
Your 2018 Executive Team Haleem M Abdul President Bond Life Advice: Explore the Coast! Although first year might be daunting, you have the most free time so use it wisely :) Bond Med in 3 words: How'd I pass?
Pre-Clinical Vice President Bond Life Advice: Get involved!!! Whether it’s parties, clubs or sports, do it while you still can. Bond Med in 3 words: Living the Life
David Huynh Treasurer Bond Life Advice: Stay up late with your friends, that’s how you make great memories Bond Med in 3 words: Absolutely unforgettable experience
Kelly Eu Clinical Vice President
Bond Life Advice: Say hi to everyone, even if you don’t know them well. And work hard but play hard. First year is the best time to explore anything you want to do outside of med. Bond Med in 3 words: How'd Haleem pass?
Tamanna Zaman Secretary
Bond Life Advice: Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people - join a society, start playing a sport, make it good for yourself here! Bond Med in 3 words: Nothing Like It
Your 2018 Non-Executive Team Kavinda Jinendradasa Senior AMSA Representative
Bond Life Advice: Go to EVERYTHING. Get involved, there are so many amazing people you will meet. p.s : Come to AMSA Convention! Bond Med in 3 words: Rich Dark Chocolate
Junior AMSA Representative
Bond Life Advice: Warm up Youfoodz brownie from Bond Express for 25 seconds. Bond Med in 3 words: So Worth It
Angela Zheng Sponsorship Director
Junior Sponsorship Officer
Bond Life Advice: Go to all the parties & events! Oh and UniClub is a good time. Bond Med in 3 words: Glad I Came
Bond Life Advice: Buy the mCard now because the sooner you get one the more you’ll save ;) Bond Med in 3 words: Best Decision Ever
Communications Director Bond Life Advice: You hope for the best, but you gotta also prepare for the worst. No sunshine without a little rain. Bond Med in 3 words: Never looked back
Wisura Munasinghe Publications Officer Bond Life Advice: Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, always do it with a smile. Otherwise people might lose you in the dark if you’re like me. Bond Med in 3 words: Deym boi chill
Claudia Ho IT Officer Bond Life Advice: Collate your notes with pals, save y’all time. Then, go for maccas runs with those pals. Bond Med in 3 words: A Rollercoaster Ride
Lucy McDougall Academic Director Bond Life Advice: You have made it this far, enjoy it! Bond Med in 3 words: Spiral Learning
M E D S O C Henna Eqbal Community Health and Wellbeing Bond Life Advice: Learn ya histo. It ends up being half your exam! Bond Med in 3 words: It just keeps getting better trust me.
Jason Daley Social Director Bond Life Advice: On campus kids, be prepared to put on the “Fresher Five” (the 5kg you gain after eating at the university cafeteria all day, every day) Bond Med in 3 words: Glandular Fever
Frankie Yu Junior Social - MedBall Bond Life Advice: Don’t listen to Aidan Crayton Bond Med in 3 words: What the Hell?
Junior Social - MedRevue Bond Life Advice: Have fun while you have the chance and do silly things that you may/may not regret later eg. Medrevue Bond Med in 3 words: Four Hundred K
Vamsi Veeranki Community Health and Wellbeing Bond Life Advice: Optimal party to work ratio is 3:1. Bond Med in 3 words: Not too bad
Allie Drew Junior Social - MedBall Bond Life Advice: Med is a marathon not a sprint study hard, party harder. Try Salt Mill in Currumbin for an acai Bond Med in 3 words: Love it here
Junior Social - MedSports Bond Life Advice: Avoid these menaces at all costs: Frankie Yu, Aaron Nihal, Farhad Hayat, Pete Molloy. You’re welcome. Bond Med in 3 words: Yeah nah Good
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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS "No coke, no maccas runs and no more HSPs. But I'll be honest, I've got as much chance of sticking to that resolution as a 60yo obese, sedentary diabetic smoker not having cardiac problems"
Pranavan Kantharajah (ii) "My new year's resolution was to drink more water, but that didn't last very long because I had to pee too much and I thought I had diabetes"
thirsty (ii) "Find Yug a nice Indian girl for an arranged marriage" "My new year's resolution is to get an arranged SajikaH Jeyananthan (iii) marriage with my best friend #sarah #weddingbells"
supun Gunasekara (iii) "To stop drinking fizzy drinks and try cut down on sugar. Just straight Jäger thanks."
Angela Zheng (iv) "To find someone who loves me back"
Lonely (iv) "To graduate without completely saturating my tear ducts"
Emotionally unstable (V) 15