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Professor John Beveridge Elective Term Medical Scholarship

An elective term scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports students to undertake an elective term of study outside the Sydney metropolitan area.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3000 for elective term only
  • Domestic MBBS or MD student taking an elective term outside the Sydney metropolitan area
2 September 2019 27 September 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3000 and will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be currently enrolled in Stage 3 and third year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Sydney
  • have been accepted to undertake an elective term outside of the Sydney metropolitan area or in another country.

Background

Established in 2015, this scholarship was generously donated by David and Bernadette Smith to provide financial assistance to Doctor of Medicine (MD) students at the University of Sydney who are in need to undertake an elective term outside of the Sydney metropolitan area or internationally.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this scholarship was generously donated by David and Bernadette Smith to provide financial assistance to candidates in need who are studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Sydney to undertake an elective term outside of the Sydney metropolitan area or internationally.

2. Eligibility

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

I. be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

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

III. have been accepted to undertake an elective term outside of the Sydney metropolitan area or in another country.

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit

II. curriculum vitae

III. references

IV. financial need, and

V. a personal statement.

b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

c. The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at $3000 and is tenable for the elective term period only.

b. The 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 eligible course or fails to enrol

II. fails to complete the approved 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 the scholarship has been terminated, it will not 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 term report (minimum of 1500 words) on completion of their elective term to the Office for Global Health at the University of Sydney. This report is separate to the 1500 to 2000 word elective term report which is formally assessed.

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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