AChAM Indigenous Prize

Biennial award  |  Not offered for 2020

The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) Indigenous Prize offers medical students, junior medical officers and registrars, who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori, educational and networking opportunities to connect and meet influential healthcare professionals.

The Prize provides exposure to career pathways and supports an understanding of the health needs of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples. Recipients also gain insight into the work RACP conducts to help ‘Close the Gap’ – achieving equitable access to health and better outcomes for Indigenous peoples.


Applicants must:

  • identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori
  • be a medical student, junior medical officer or registrar


Two prizes are on offer for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recipient and a Māori recipient.

Both prize recipients receive:

  • 3-day registration to the International Medicine in Addiction Conference
  • return economy airfares from their nearest capital city
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a hotel nominated by the conference hosts

Selection process 

A selection panel comprised of Fellows of the RACP and invited Indigenous panellists assess all applications.

Once the selection panel has reached a decision, the RACP Foundation will contact all applicants about the outcome of their application.

For more information about the AChAM Indigenous Prize, contact us.
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