AMA calls on Indigenous medical students to apply for AMA scholarship
The AMA is offering an Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship of $9000 per annum for aspiring Indigenous doctors. An important part of closing the Indigenous health and life expectancy gap is to build an adequate workforce that includes Indigenous doctors and health professionals. Numbers of Indigenous doctors are steadily increasing, but every effort needs to be made to help make it possible for Indigenous people to study medicine.
The scholarship was established in 1995. Applications for the scholarship must be in by 30 January 2014. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must currently be enrolled full time at an Australian medical school and be eligible for ABSTUDY.
Apply for the 2014 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship