AMA members raise $25,000 for Indigenous medical students

Indigenous medical students to benefit from the generosity of AMA members’ support.

An appeal for tax deductible donations to the AMA’s Indigenous Medical Scholarship last Friday raised $25,000 in just three days to help support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students complete their university studies.

The appeal was commenced as Malissa Hodgson of the University of New England and Cameron Howard of the University of Notre Dame were named the 2022 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship recipients.

Destiny Kynuna, the 2021 scholarship recipient, spoke to Radio National about her decision to move from psychiatric nursing to medicine. To listen to Destiny’s story click here.

With the appeal raising half its $50,000 target in just three days, further tax deductible donations to help more Indigenous medical students complete their studies can be made by clicking here.

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