Indigenous Health Scholarship 2023
University of Adelaide, SA
Doctor of Medicine
Scholarship Awarded 2023
Rotary Club of Adelaide Light
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
My passion for medicine has been catalysed by monumental life experiences. I grasped an understanding of medicine in 2020 when undertaking SAHMRI work experience. I was enlightened to the multidisciplinary teams in medicine and developed fascination for many specialise. Completing a Certificate III in Medical Business Administration amplified my love for Medical ethics. I participated in the volunteer opportunity SONY Camp, where I was responsible for the health of a child. this taught me the importance of inclusive healthcare, deepening my empathy which I used to support.
As a proud Aboriginal woman from the Badimia group of WA, I make family trips to country, connecting with our sacred sights and learning our Badimia language. I strive to bridge gaps between First Nations and western healthcare, heightening cultural safety. Becoming a doctor will enable my pursuit in solidifying these ideas.