RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

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The RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize is available to medical students, junior medical officers and physician trainees who identify as identify as being Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori. The Prize will support a medical student, junior medical officer or trainee physician with full registration, return economy airfare and accommodation to the RACP Congress in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2019.  

 The purpose of this initiative is to:

  • Provide an educational opportunity
  • Network with peers and meet influential healthcare professionals
  • Develop an awareness of career opportunities as a physician and the activities of the RACP
  • Raise awareness of the work being done by the RACP to help Close the Gap and achieve equitable access to health and better outcomes for Indigenous people
  • Support an understanding of the health of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples 

Terms & Conditions (Prizes)
Application Form


Who is eligible? 

Applicants must:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent.
  • Be studying, researching or working in a field of medicine, medical science or medical education at an undergraduate, postgraduate or trainee level.

What is the prize? 

The prize for the RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize recipient includes:

  • Full Trainee Registration (4 days) or Medical Student Registration (4 days) for the RACP Congress
  • Return economy airfares and three nights' accommodation

How do I apply? 

To apply for the RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize you must:

  1. Read the Terms and Conditions (Prizes)
  2. Submit the following documents in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au
  • A completed Application Form
  • A written submission (approximately 300-500 words) as to what benefit(s) attending the RACP Congress would provide. This could be in respect to your:
    • Current and future commitment to indigenous activities
    • Interest in pursuing a career interacting with indigenous people
    • Interest in pursuing training with the RACP
    • Relevance to current stage of training or medical career
  • Two letters of reference supporting your application. These may be of a medical or cultural nature.
  • Your current CV (up to three pages)

What is the selection process? 

A selection panel including RACP Fellows and invited Indigenous representation will assess all applications. 

The RACP Foundation will advise applicants of the outcome of their application following the decision of the selection panel.

Contact us 

For more information on President's Indigenous Congress Prize, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au.

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