SHQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander looking to expand your knowledge in sexual and reproductive health?

SHQ acknowledges the 'Close the Gap' campaign as an important step in working towards improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The campaign endeavours to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access to:

  1. Quality health care in the location of choice
  2. A health care system which is culturally safe, and which responds to health needs
  3. Healthy housing

SHQ recognises that to achieve health equality more Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people are needed in the health work force. To work towards this, SHQ would like to offer a 2019 scholarship to one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse to participate in one of their Certificate Programs.

Details of the courses can be found at:

SHQ will cover the full cost of the course for a doctor and nurse, however, other costs such as travel, accommodation, meals, etc. whilst on the course will need to be met by the participant.

Priority will be given to those doctors and nurses who identify as Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander, work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and who have a strong interest in sexual and reproductive health.

If you are interested in applying for this year’s scholarship, please send a copy of your CV and a brief reasoning as to why you should be the chosen recipient to SHQ Medical Director, Dr Richelle Douglas and Clinical Education Coordinator Teresa Duffield. The are contactable via email and  

Applications close Monday, 1 April 2019. However, late applications will be considered. 

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