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Dr Carl Richard Jackson Scholarship

An elective term scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports students to undertake an elective term overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3500 for elective term period only
  • Domestic MD students wishing to undertake an elective term in a nominated country
April 2020 May 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School on recommendation of the Medical Elective Exchange Committee in consultation with a representative of the family of Dr Carl Jackson.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3500 and will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney
  • have been accepted to undertake an elective term in the nominated country.

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

Background

This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Dr Carl Richard Jackson (MBBS 2007) by his family and friends to enable Doctor of Medicine (MD) students to undertake an elective term in a nominated country.

The Medical Elective Exchange Program Committee and a representative of Dr Carl Richard Jackson's family will jointly determine in advance the country to which the scholarship recipients will travel. The nominated country for 2019 is Cambodia.

Read a letter from the donor (pdf, 185KB) to prospective applicants.

Read an overview of the scholarship (pdf, 1.88MB).

1. Background

a. Established in 2009 in memory of Dr Carl Richard Jackson MBBS 2007, by his parents, family and friends, to enable candidates for the degree Doctor of Medicine (MD) to undertake an elective term in a nominated country.

b. The Medical Elective Exchange Program Committee and a representative of the family of Dr Carl Richard Jackson will jointly determine in advance the country to which the scholarship recipients will travel.

2. Eligibility

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

I. be an Australian citizen, and

II. be enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney, and

III. have been accepted to undertake an Elective Term in the nominated country.

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 will need to demonstrate:

I. a strong interest in undertaking the Elective Term in the nominated country

II. being at a sufficiently advanced stage in their training to be able to make a meaningful contribution during their placement

III. a willingness to undertake part of the placement in a rural environment,

IV. a preference for undertaking clinical experience working with and treating the local people in the nominated country

V. an appreciation of the challenges of working and living in the nominated country

VI. resourcefulness and/or the ability to overcome hardship and adversity

VII. an ability to interact well with others.

c. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

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

e. The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School on recommendation of the Medical Elective Exchange Committee in consultation with a representative of the family of Dr Carl Jackson.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at $3500 and is tenable for the Elective Term period only.

b. This scholarship will be paid as a one off payment.

c. Deferral of the scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another faculty or University.

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

e. 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 Doctor of Medicine or fails to enrol

II. fails to complete the intended Elective Term

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

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

b. Once a scholarship has been terminated, it cannot be reinstated.

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. A recipient of this scholarship is required to submit an elective report (minimum of 1500 words) on completion of their Elective Term to the Office for Global Health at the University of Sydney.

b. A recipient of this scholarship will be invited to give a presentation on their Elective Term to prospective Elective Term students.

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