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Peter and Suzanne Davidson Scholarship

A scholarship for third year Doctor of Medicine students
To assist with the costs of placements and attendance at conferences relating to general practice.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7000
  • Third-year Doctor of Medicine student
  • Interested in general practice and community primary care
3 October 2019 2 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7000 and is awarded in the fourth year of the recipient's Doctor of Medicine degree, in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. 

The recipient(s) will be offered a number of general practice placements to be undertaken in the final year of the Doctor of Medicine degree.

The scholarship is to be used to assist with travel and living expenses related to the general practice placements and also to assist with costs to attend conferences associated with general practice.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney
  • be completing the third year of your degree
  • have demonstrated an interest in and understanding of general practice and community primary care.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have been involved in general practice organisations.

Background

Established in 2015, this scholarship has been generously donated by a gift from Peter Davidson in memory of his wife Suzanne, to assist students within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this scholarship has been generously donated by a gift from Peter Davidson in memory of his wife Suzanne to assist students within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be completing the third year of their Doctor of Medicine.

c. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in and understanding of general practice and community primary care.

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement (maximum of 1000 words) demonstrating their interest in and understanding of general practice and community primary care,

b. Preference will be given to applicants who have been involved in general practice organisations.

c. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

d. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship by the Dean of the Sydney Medical School or nominee.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at $7000 and is tenable for one year only (fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine degree).

b. The successful recipient(s) will be offered a number of selected general practice (GP) placements to be undertaken in the final year of the Doctor of Medicine degree including an urban general practice, a rural general practice and an aboriginal medical service placement or other according to the special interest of the recipient. These placements will be selected and facilitated by the Discipline of General Practice to ensure a high quality experience.

c. The scholarship is to be used to assist with travel and living expenses related to the general practice placements and also to assist with costs to attend conferences associated with general practice.

d. The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

e. Deferral of the scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Dean of the Sydney Medical School and Head, Discipline of General Practice.

f. The scholarship it is not transferable to another degree, faculty or University.

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

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum WAM of 65 each semester (where marks are awarded) or receive a Satisfied Requirements (SR) grade for those without specific marks.

6. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an 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. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value

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. 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. Other requirements

a. The recipient will be encouraged to present a report to the Discipline of General Practice Annual Conference and encouraged to present an article for publication.