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RANZCP past-President congratulated on new role with peak medical body

21 November 2019

President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), Associate Professor John Allan, extends his warm congratulations to Dr Kym Jenkins on assuming the position of Chair for the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC).

Dr Jenkins officially took over as Chair at the Council’s Annual General Meeting earlier today on the back of serving as RANZCP President from 2017-2019.

Associate Professor Allan congratulated Dr Jenkins on behalf of the RANZCP wishing her great success as Chair of the CPMC.

‘I’m very excited to work with Dr Jenkins as CPMC Chair after having worked closely with her for the past two years in her capacity as RANZCP President’, said Associate Professor Allan.

‘Dr Jenkins was an outstanding President for the RANZCP and I know she will continue to shine in her role as CPMC Chair, with her strong passion for those working in the medical profession.

‘I want to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Chair, Mr Philip Truskett AM, for all the hard work and dedication he has brought to the role over the last two years.’

When speaking about her vision as CMPC Chair, Dr Jenkins expressed excitement for the challenge ahead.

‘I believe the CPMC provides an invaluable mechanism for the leaders of our profession to come together to share, discuss, understand and address the challenges facing the medical profession’, said Dr Jenkins.

‘This intercollegiate knowledge enables a greater, more comprehensive understanding of the health care needs and delivery of health care to the populations we serve.

‘I will endeavor to continue the cohesive and inclusive nature of the CPMC in its role as a unified voice for the medical profession and am looking forward to better informing and influencing policy development during my time as Chair.’

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges is the peak body and support structure for all specialist medical colleges in Australia, ensuring that all specialties have the backing they need to provide the wider community with the highest quality of medical care.

For all other expert mental health information visit Your Health in Mind, the RANZCP’s consumer health information website.

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