Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education at Sydney Medical School

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Education at Sydney Medical School

 

If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander interested in learning, working and leading across the range of medical and health fields, or a medical professional seeking to deliver better health outcomes in Australian indigenous communities, our postgraduate programs, indigenous entry schemes and support services are designed to help you achieve your goals.

Our research into health issues facing Indigenous Australians puts us at the forefront of this specialist field and we offer many opportunities for researchers to make a unique contribution to this knowledge.

As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander studying at Sydney Medical School you will also have access to extensive support services, dedicated study spaces and scholarships to improve your experience with the University of Sydney.

Student profiles

Jake Byrne


Jake Byrne
Diploma Indigenous Health Promotion, graduated

"I was sitting in a job that wasn’t very fulfilling and I wanted more. I was looking for a way to better myself and my prospects. I knew that further education wash the best way to do this. Turned out that the course was great! You pick up a lot of skills and knowledge that apply directly to situations you’ll face as a health worker in the community."


Sarah Boyne


Sarah Boyne
Diploma Indigenous Health Promotion, graduated

"This course has benefited me both personally and professionally. I acquired more knowledge and confidence, and now have an increased ability to serve my community. I have more to give and share with my people."


Yarlalu Thomas


Yarlalu Thomas
Doctor of Medicine, commenced in 2016

"At the start of the first year, I was quite nervous about the idea of going to university. But I found that the university is not just a place that offers you a degree but it’s also an environment for you to grow as a person and to discover new things about yourself you didn’t previously know."