AMA Indigenous Peoples Medical Scholarship

9 Nov 2016

Applications for the 2017 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship are now open with the successful applicant to receive $10,000 each year for the duration of their course.

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon said “Increasing the number of Indigenous doctors and health workers improves access to culturally appropriate health care and services, and ensures medical services respond properly to the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

“Previous AMA Scholarship recipients have graduated to work in Indigenous and mainstream health services, and some have spent time providing care in their own communities.”

2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship recipient Darren Hartnett says the scholarship has brought him closer to his dream of helping the indigenous community.

“Knowing that within the next few years I can be out in the community assisting our own Indigenous population makes me proud of the fact that I am a Kamilaroi man,” Mr Hartnett said. 

If you would more information on the scholarship, please click here.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled at an Australian medical school, and be in at least their first year of medicine. Applicants must be people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.