AChAM Indigenous Prize

The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is offering the AChAM Indigenous Prize to medical students and junior medical officers who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent. The Prize will support attendance at the International Medicine in Addiction Conference 201​9, ​date and location to be decided.

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

Applications have closed and will re-open around August 2018 for a 2019 offering. This prize is not offered for 2018.

Who is eligible?

  1. Applicants must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent
  2. Applicants must be a medical student, junior medical officer, or a registrar.

What is the prize?

There are two prizes being offered. Each prize offers:

  • Return economy airfares from your nearest capital city to the International Medicine in Addiction Conference 2017, date and location to be decided.
  • Accommodation at a hotel nominated by the Congress Managers (3 nights)
  • Medical Student and Junior Medical Officer Registration (3 days) 

How do I apply?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (PDF 70KB) for RACP awards and prizes.

  2. Submit the following documents in PDF format to

       a. A completed application form (.doc 110KB)
       b. A written submission (approximately 300 – 500 words) as to what benefit(s)                      
          attending International Medicine in Addiction Conference will provide.  This should include
          aspects such as:
           • Current and future commitment to indigenous activities
           • Interest in pursuing a career interacting with indigenous people
           • Interest in pursuing training with the College
           • Relevance to current stage of training or medical career
      c. Two letters of reference supporting your application.  These may be of a medical or 
          cultural nature.
      d. Your current CV (up to three pages)

        by the above closing date.

What is the selection process?

  1. Applications will be assessed by a selection panel including College Fellows and invited Indigenous representation.
  2. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by the end of December following the decision of the selection panel. 

Contact us

For more information on the AChAM Indigenous Prize, please contact the RACP Foundation at

About The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

The RACP connects, represents and trains over 15,000 Physicians and 7,500 trainee Physicians in Australia and New Zealand.

It represents more than 25 medical specialties including paediatrics, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, oncology and public health medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, palliative medicine, rehabilitation medicine, sexual health medicine and addiction medicine. Beyond the drive for medical excellence, the RACP is committed to developing health and social policies which bring vital improvements to the well-being of patients. 

Find out more about the RACP.

See further information about the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine.

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