The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous Health
Committee, is offering a number of awards to Māori final year
medical students and resident doctors with an interest in surgery,
to attend the College's Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in May.
Funding is available for attendance at the ASC 2019 in Bangkok.
The Award aim to provide those considering a career in surgery
with the opportunity to:
- Participate in the educational program of the College at its
Annual Scientific Congress
- Network with Fellows and meet influential healthcare
professionals in the surgical profession
- Gain an understanding of the activities of the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons
- Discuss with College leadership career path issues
for Māori medical professionals.
- In 2019, there are two new peer mentor ASC Awards available to
previous ASC Award recipients.
Read about the experiences of
previous ASC Award recipients
To be eligible for an Award an applicant must:
- Identify as being Māori and be a member of TeORA Māori Medical
- Possess, or be a final year student engaged in, a medical
degree from an Australian or New Zealand medical school.
Applications for 2019 are now open and close 11 February
Applicants are required to complete the application form (Word) and attach a current
CV and two letters of reference. Complete applications to be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award recipients will be selected by an assessment panel and
their decision will be final.
A number of awards will be offered each year depending on the
availability of funding and the quality of applications.
The award recipients shall receive:
- A return economy airfare to the ASC from the major city nearest
to their permanent residence
- Accommodation for 5 nights at a College nominated preferred
- ASC 4 day registration
The award recipients will be required to:
- show confirmation of conference leave (or similar) and ensure
that conference attendance will not be at detriment to their
- provide a 500 word post-conference report to RACS within 2
weeks of the ASC being held. The report may be used in promotional
material by RACS and ReORA.
For more information, please view the RACS Māori ASC Award
policy or contact the Indigenous Health Committee
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