What is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educators and Mentors Network?

Aboriginal Health is a high priority for all Regional Training Organisations involved in delivering GP training throughout Australia.

Professor Marlene Drysdale, EVGPT Senior Aboriginal Health Educator & Advisor, is the Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educators and Mentors Network. Members of the network all work in Regional Training Organisations and have some responsibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health.

Marlene highlights the importance of the network and the valuable collaboration that occurs, not only within the network, but amongst the wider medical educator staff also.

The network is the only National body that has a voice direct to Canberra. The work of the Network makes a significant contribution to one the AGPT program’s strategic priorities in contributing to Closing the Gap.