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Dr Ann Formaz-Preston Scholarship

An elective term scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports MD and MBBS students based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinic School to study overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2000
  • Third year, Stage 3 MD or MBBS student
  • Based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
  • Taking an elective term overseas
27 August 2019 1 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, or a nominated delegate of the head.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2000 and will be offered subject to there being an applicant of sufficient merit and availability of funds. It may be awarded as a shared scholarship should there be applicants of equal merit.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in Stage 3 and third year in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Sydney
  • be based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
  • have been accepted to undertake an elective term overseas
  • have your proposed elective plan approved by the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who intend to undertake their entire elective term overseas.

Background

This scholarship has been generously donated and established in 2017 in the memory of Dr Ann Formaz-Preston.

Dr Ann Formaz-Preston (MBBS 2014) was a member of the inaugural intake of 12 medical students into the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School. She was a highly regarded and much loved international student who tragically lost her life in a cycling accident in 2016. At graduation, she was the winner of both the Marie Bashir Prize for Academic Proficiency and the John Glenton Watson Memorial Prize for Leadership and Good Fellowship throughout the Medical Program.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017, this scholarship has been generously donated in the memory of Dr Ann Formaz-Preston to assist students studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Sydney to undertake an elective term overseas.

b. Dr Ann Formaz-Preston (MBBS 2014) was a member of the inaugural intake of 12 medical students into the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School. She was a highly regarded and much loved international student who tragically lost her life in a cycling accident in 2016. At graduation, she was the winner of both the Marie Bashir Prize for Academic Proficiency and the John Glenton Watson Memorial Prize for Leadership and Good Fellowship throughout the Medical Program.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

I. be enrolled in Stage 3 and Year 3 in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Sydney

II. be based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

III. have been accepted to undertake an elective term overseas

IV. have had the proposed elective plan approved by the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical.

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement.

b. The personal statement must demonstrate:

I. an appreciation of the challenges of working and living in the country in which the elective is to take place

II. resourcefulness and/or ability to overcome hardship and adversity, and

III. an ability to interact well with others.

c. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to undertake their entire elective term overseas.

d. The scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, or a nominated delegate of the Head.

e. The Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School will have the discretion not to award the scholarship if there is no applicant of sufficient merit, or to award a shared scholarship should there be applicants of equal merit.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at up to $2000 and is tenable for the elective term only.

b. The scholarship will be paid as a one-off payment.

c. The Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School will have the discretion to award a shared scholarship should there be applicants of equal merit.

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

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

f. 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 the eligible course or fails to enrol

II. commences part-time study without prior approval

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance

IV. 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

V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave

VI. fails to undertake the elective for which the scholarship is granted (in which case the recipient must advise the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School so that scholarship may be offered to another applicant), or

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

b. Once the scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

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.

7. Reporting

a. The recipient is required to provide a report on the elective term to the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School within four weeks of the completion of the elective term. 

b. The recipient is required to agree that their report may be published within the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School and be made available to the family of Dr Ann Formaz-Preston.