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Other information: Having completed his MBBS, Vinay is working as Junior Medical Officer (Intern Doctor) at the Royal Perth Hospital.Vinay has volunteered extensively both in Australia - with indigenous communities, Sudanese refugees and the homeless - and overseas, as Youth Health Educator in the slums of Istanbul, Carer for HIV children and leprosy patients in rural India, and Medical Assistant in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania.He was elected as National Youth Leader (2008-2010) for the Australian Red Cross and is now Special Councillor on the National Council.Vinay was Western Australia Youth Citizen of the Year (2008) and received the National Young People's Human Rights Medal (2009).
The Australian Medical Association of WA would like to congratulate Dr Vinay Menon on being awarded an Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University for 2012.
Dr Vinay Menon, an AMA (WA) member, graduated from UWA in April 2011 with a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours in Paediatrics and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours.AMA (WA) President, Associate Professor David Mountain said that Dr Menon is to be congratulated on this prominent achievement.
"Dr Menon is at the beginning of his medical career, and he's off to an outstanding start," said Association President, A/Prof David Mountain.
Dr Menon, an Intern at Royal Perth Hospital was awarded the Young People's Human Rights Medal, recognising his voluntary work with refugees, indigenous communities and children living with a disability in 2010.He is hoping to use his Rhodes scholarship to further his study in the field of community development and public health.
"On behalf of the AMA I would like to congratulate Dr Menon and wish him the best for his year at Oxford University," A/Prof Mountain said.
3. Congratulations to Dr Vinay Menon, Rhodes Scholarship Recipient
25-year-old Dr Vinay Menon has been recently awarded one of the three Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students from diverse countries.
Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world and aim to nurture leaders for the world's future who are committed to service, and to promote international understanding and peace.
Vinay is a resident doctor at Royal Perth Hospital.He has a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery with Honours and a Bachelor of Medical Science with 1st class honours in Paediatrics from the University of Western Australia.Vinay has received the WA Youth Citizen of the Year award (2008)
and the National Young People's Human Rights Medal (2009) for his humanitarian work.
He was the co-founder and volunteer leader of the Red Cross 'World Aware' program for young refugees, and has volunteered with Indigenous children in WA and the Northern Territory.Vinay served for two
years as the elected national youth leader of Australian Red Cross.
He has volunteered at a refugee camp in Tanzania, with leprosy patients and HIV orphans in India, and in a youth health project in Turkey.
Vinay was the valedictorian speaker at his UWA medical school graduation.
Vinay was also selected for the prestigious Sir John Monash Scholarship for postgraduate studies.
The Malayalee Association of WA congratulates Dr Vinay Menon for his achievements.
Vinay will be exemplar for other young members of our community.
Vinay Menon was elected the Board Youth Representative and Chairman of the National Youth Advisory Committee at age 21.He studies medicine at the University of Western Australia, and is spending a year on a medical research project to learn more about Aboriginal child health.He has volunteered for five years in Red Cross, in programs including Lady Lawley Cottage, Save-a-Mate, Emergency Service, Soup Patrol and Reach Your Potential, and helped to develop the World Aware program for young people from a refugee background.
Vinay has volunteered at a refugee camp on the borders of Tanzania and the Congo, with leprosy patients and HIV orphans in rural India, and in a youth health project in the slums of Istanbul, Turkey.
In 2008 Vinay received the WA Governor's Youth Citizen of the Year Award, a Red Cross Service Award and was selected for the Prime Minister's 2020 Youth Summit.
In June 2009 Vinay led the Australian delegation to the World Red Cross Red Crescent 'Youth on the Move' meeting in Solferino, Italy, and helped to write the Youth Declaration to world leaders in Geneva.
Vinay believes passionately in the ability of young people to create change for the lives of vulnerable people.
In December 2009, at the age of 23 Vinay was awarded the prestigious Australian Human Rights Commission's Young People's Human Rights Medal for 2009 in recognition of his voluntary work with Indigenous communities, refugees, and children living with disabilities.
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