The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous Health
Committee in conjunction with the Foundation for Surgery is
offering up to three scholarships to assist junior doctors, who
identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to cover the
costs of undertaking surgical-related education, training and/or
research opportunities in Australia or New Zealand that will result
in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills which strengthen
their career portfolios.
To be eligible for the Scholarship an applicant must:
- Be registered
as a doctor in Australia or New Zealand and;
- Be eligible
to be a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association
- Be a
permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New
The Scholarship may be used for one or a combination of the
- Course fees
for ASSET (Australia
and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training), CCrISP (Care of the
Critically Ill Surgical Patient), CLEAR (Critical Literature, Evaluation &
Research), EMST (Early
Management of Severe Trauma), TIPS (Training in Professional Skills) or GSSE (General
Surgical Science Examination).
related research projects
- Attendance or
presentation of a paper at a medical, surgical or indigenous health
conference in Australia or New Zealand. Preference will be given to
applicants presenting research project results and
professional development activities deemed appropriate and of
benefit to the applicant by the Indigenous Health Committee and/or
Scholarship Selection Panel which enhance their career
Frequency and Value
Up to three scholarships may be offered depending on the quality
How to Apply
Applications are now open and close 11 February 2019.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the RACS Career
Enhancement Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Junior Doctors Policy when preparing their application.
All applicants must complete the
application form (Word), attach supporting documents and email
complete applications to email@example.com.
Applications for 2018 are now closed.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a selection panel and
their decision will be final.
Scholarship recipients will be required to:
- Provide a
report of up to 500 words within four weeks of the completion of
the activity for which funding has been obtained.
- Sign the
Acceptance Form as acknowledgement of ALL the conditions and return
it to RACS prior to commencement of the award.
For more detailed information, please view the RACS Career
Enhancement Scholarship for Junior Doctors Policy or contact
the Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat.
Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7407
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432