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Douglas and Margaret Saunders Elective Term Medical Scholarship

A scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports students to take an elective term in Zambia.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
up to $2500
  • Full-time MBBS or MD students who are taking an elective term in Zambia
April 2020 May 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The maximum value of this scholarship will be $2500 per successful recipient, dependent on the location and duration of the elective term and will be determined by the Sydney Medical School.

The scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement that the applicant applied for as part of their elective term in Zambia.

The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must be:

  • enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or the Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • undertaking an elective term in Zambia for a minimum of four weeks.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants undertaking their elective term for eight weeks.

Background

Established in 2014, this scholarship was established to facilitate the international Elective Term experience for students enrolled in either the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or the Doctor of Medicine, and in particular for students wishing to complete their Elective Term in Zambia.

1. Background

a. Established in 2014, this scholarship was established to facilitate the international Elective Term experience for students enrolled in either the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or the Doctor of Medicine, and in particular for students wishing to complete their Elective Term in Zambia.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in one of the following degrees at the University of Sydney:

I. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or

II. Doctor of Medicine.

b. Applicants must be undertaking an Elective Term in Zambia for a minimum duration of four weeks.

3. Selection criteria

a. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit

II. curriculum vitae

III. references, and

IV. a personal statement.

b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

c. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking their Elective Term for eight weeks.

d. The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (International) on behalf of a selection committee.

4. Value

a. The value of the scholarship is dependent on the location and duration of the Elective Term, and will be determined by the Sydney Medical School.

b. The maximum value of this scholarship will be $2500 per successful recipient.

c. The scholarship is intended to facilitate travel and is tenable for the Elective Term placement period only.

d. The scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement that the applicant applied for as part of their Elective Term in Zambia.

e. Deferral of the scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another faculty, University school or university.

f. The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

g. Travel insurance will be provided by the University of Sydney in accordance with University policy.

h. All other expenses of the Elective Term placement must be met by the student.

i. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to re-enrol as directed

II. makes a change to their Elective Term placement without first notifying the Sydney Medical School

III. commences part-time study without prior approval

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance

V. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their scholarship application

VI. is awarded an alternative scholarship for their Sydney Medical School Elective Term placement. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value

VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VIII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once a scholarship has been terminated, it cannot be reinstated. The recipient may be required to refund all or part of the scholarship.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any scholarship funds paid to the scholarship recipient be reimbursed.