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06 Sep 2017

The AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study medicine, and achieve their dream of becoming doctors. Each year, the AMA offers one Scholarship to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying medicine at an Australian University, but with the help of your tax deductible donation, we can increase the number of Scholarships offered each year and help grow the Indigenous medical workforce.

Indigenous doctors have a unique ability to align their clinical and sociocultural skills to improve access to services, and provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Yet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors comprise less than 1 per cent of the entire medical workforce.

Since its inception in 1994, the AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship has helped more than 20 Indigenous men and women become doctors, many of whom may not have otherwise had the financial resources to study medicine. The AMA hopes to expand on this success and increase the number of Scholarships on offer each year to meet a growing demand for the Scholarship.

By supporting an Indigenous medical student throughout their medical training, you are positively contributing to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you are interested in making a contribution, you can do so by downloading the donation form at: https://ama.com.au/donate-indigenous-medical-scholarship.

Further information about the Scholarship is available on the AMA website. For enquiries please contact the AMA via email at indigenousscholarship@ama.com.au or phone (02) 6270 5400. 


Published: 06 Sep 2017