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Third World or Rural Australia Medicine Elective Scholarship

An elective term scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
Supporting MD students to take an elective term of 12 weeks or more in rural Australia or a third-world country.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Various
  • Third year MD student, based at the University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School, who will be taking an elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia.
25 March 2019 1 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the Westmead Clinical School.

For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Benefits

The value of the scholarship is dependent on the location and duration of the elective term, and will be determined by the Head of School of the Westmead Clinical School.

The scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement that the applicant applied for as part of their elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia.

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

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled full-time in the third year of your Doctor of Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney
  • be based at the University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School as your home clinical school
  • be undertaking an elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia for a minimum duration of 12 weeks.

Background

This scholarship was established to financially assist students who wish to complete an elective term in a third-world country or in rural Australia.

1. Background

a. This scholarship was established to financially assist students who wish to complete an elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the third year of their Doctor of Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be based at the University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School as their home clinical school.

c. Applicants must be undertaking an elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia for a minimum duration of 12 weeks.

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit

II. evidence of elective term approval from the University of Sydney, and

III. cover letter.

b. The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the Westmead Clinical School.

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 Head of School of the Westmead Clinical School.

b. The scholarship is intended to facilitate travel and is tenable for the elective term placement period only.

c. The scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement that the applicant applied for as part of their elective term in a third world country or in rural Australia.

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

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

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

g. All other expenses of the elective term placement must be met by the successful recipient.

h. 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 Westmead Clinical 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 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.

7. Reporting

a. Once a successful recipient has completed their elective term they must be prepared to present their scholarship experience at a Grand Round.