A dedicated Aboriginal medical student from Alice Springs has been awarded the MDA National and Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Rural Health Bursary for 2019. Jean Pepperill is in her third year of Medicine at Flinders University’s Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) and has spent this year training at Alice Springs Hospital and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress primary healthcare service.
Dr Michael Connellan, from Ararat in Victoria, has received the RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year Award 2019, for exceptional service to his community and Rural Medicine. Dr Connellan has been serving the rural community of Ararat for 25 years.
Dr Peter Barker from Cohuna is the recipient of the Peter Graham ‘Cohuna’ Award 2019, for his dedicated service to that Victorian rural community over many years. The Peter Graham ‘Cohuna’ Award recognises rural doctors who have provided outstanding advocacy and medical service to their community.
Dr Allison Hempenstall – a GP Registrar from Thursday Island, 1000 kilometres north of Cairns - has received the ACRRM-RDAA Rural Registrar of the Year Award 2019 for her dedication to healthcare provision in the Torres Straits and her commitment to public health. Dr Hempenstall provides primary and emergency care to the Torres Strait Islander community across remote islands in the Torres Straits.
Kathryn Sharley – a fifth year medical student at the University of Adelaide – has received the Medical Student of the Year Award 2019 for her dedication to rural health and Indigenous health. She is the second person in her family to win the prestigious Award, with her sister, Laura, receiving the Award in 2014.
Medical student Jocelyn Ledger has been awarded the prestigious President’s Prize from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for her commitment to rural medicine.
Medical student from the Torres Strait, Tionne Seden awarded prestigious President’s Prize for commitment to rural medicine
Indigenous medical student Tionne Seden has been awarded the prestigious President’s Prize from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for her commitment to rural medicine.