Scholarships and awards

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Generously funded scholarships and awards. Enquiries and applications to scholarships@ntgpe.org.

Dr Rosemary Wyber

2016 Ada Wilmadda Parry Scholarship winner

I think you should apply if you have an idea and opportunity to make a difference, a supportive workplace that can help you and a commitment to contribute to the bigger picture of healthcare in the NT.

Scholarships

There are two generously funded scholarships offered each year by NTGPE.

Dr Alan Walker Paediatric Scholarship:

Background:

Professor Alan Walker was regarded as a ‘Champion of Medicine’ in the field of paediatric medicine in the Northern Territory. For forty years Professor Walker remained committed to those living outside the major centres of the NT and was renowned for training medical practitioners and allied health in improving the health of babies and children.

Professor Walker was the head of paediatrics at the Royal Darwin Hospital from 1967 to 1996, and contributed significantly to the establishment of NTGPE in 2002 as the company’s first Chairperson of the Board.

Scholarship:

This scholarship honours Professor Alan Walker by supporting the professional development of three GP registrars who are passionate about paediatrics in the Northern Territory, and willing to work remotely for at least one term during their training with NTGPE.

The scholarship is valued at $5000 each for three GP registrars, and is self-nominated.

Examples of past recipients use of the money:

  • Purchase a Vorotek V Scope
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Rural Emergency Obstetric Training
  • Support Advanced Skill Training
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support course

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving health outcomes for Indigenous children.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching mothers and other carers about child health development in the NT.
  • Currently enrolled in the NTGPE training program.
  • Attend the NTGPE Awards Night in Darwin in November to accept the award.
  • Write a letter to the family of Dr Alan Walker introducing yourself and your sentiments about being a winner of the scholarship.
  • Be willing to be involved in marketing strategies that promote the scholarship and the NTGPE training program more generally.
  • At the end of the calendar year provide NTGPE with a report describing the project or study completed and how it has benefited Indigenous children in the NT.
  • Present your study or project as a guest speaker at Awards Night in Darwin in November.

How to apply:

  • Submit a written, detailed description of how you would use $5000 scholarship money to benefit Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.
  • Email your application to scholarships@ntgpe.org before the closing date.

Opens: July 11 2017
Closes: August 15 2017

Ada Wilmadda Parry Aboriginal Health Scholarship:

Background:

Ada Wilmadda Parry was one of the first cultural educators at NTGPE. She has been passionately advocating the importance of cultural training for general practitioners who work in the Northern Territory.

Ada’s motivations for her life’s work is to make sure Indigenous families don’t have to struggle being understood culturally and linguistically by medical practitioners.

Scholarship:

This $10,000 scholarship continues the work of Ada Wilmadda Parry in creating a project that will contribute to positive change in Indigenous health in the Northern Territory, with a focus on improving cultural and linguistic understanding between Indigenous patients and general practitioners.

Examples of past recipients use of the money:

  • Preparing cardiac patients for interstate surgery.
  • A palliative care project that returned patients to country.
  • Horse ride that focussed on healthcare being a holistic rather than the confines of a clinic setting.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in the NTGPE training program.
  • Willing to attend the NTGPE Awards Night in Darwin in November to accept the award.
  • Write a letter to Ada Parry introducing yourself, your project plan and your sentiments about being a winner of the scholarship.
  • Willing to be involved in marketing strategies that promote the scholarship and the NTGPE training program more generally.
  • At the end of the calendar year provide a report to NTGPE describing the progress of the project and a description of how the scholarship money was spent to contribute to the project outcomes.
  • Present the project as a guest speaker at the Awards Night in Darwin in November.
     
How to apply:
  • Describe in detail a new or existing project that would use $10,000 scholarship money to contribute towards creating positive change in Northern Territory Indigenous health.
  • The application should describe the Indigenous health experiences of the applicant and their demonstrated commitment to Indigenous health in the NT.
  • It should also contain background information about the details of the project and how it is anticipated this project will have a positive impact.
  • This is a self-nominated scholarship which can also be applied for by a group of people who meet the above requirements.
  • Email the application with an up to date CV and details of two referees who support your project  to scholarships@ntgpe.org.

Opens: May 13 2017
Closes: August 31 2017

Awards

There are two prestigious awards offered each year by NTGPE.

Training Post of the Year Award:

Background:

This is the newest award at NTGPE and was designed to acknowledge the crucial role supervisors, practice managers and training post staff play in GP registrar training. In place of a Supervisor of the Year award, the Training Post of the Year Award aims to celebrate the whole of practice support received by GP registrars.

Award:

This award is an opportunity for registrars to nominate an outstanding training post e.g. mainstream post, remote post, hospital based post (ESP AST ARST). Any GP registrar in the program is able to nominate at any stage in their training.

Previous award winners:

2015 Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation

Requirements:

The award recipient should be willing to do the following:

  • Attend the NTGPE Awards Night in Darwin in November to accept the award
  • Be willing to be involved in marketing strategies that promote the Training Post of the Year award and the NTGPE training program more generally.

How to apply:

When making the application, describe in 300 words why the training post has been outstanding in these areas:

  • Supervisor availability
  • Teaching delivered within the training post
  • Overall GP registrar support
  • Commitment to GP registrar training

Email your application to scholarships@ntgpe.org.

Opens: Feb 1 2017
Closes: August 31 2017

 

Dr Debbie Stach GP Registrar of the Year award:

Background:

Dr Stach had just completed her training as a GP registrar with NTGPE when she died tragically in a motor vehicle accident in 2004.

Deb’s greatest gift was her sense of humanity. Her peaceful manner and her perceptive insight into the world around her, allowed her to connect with and understand people of many different backgrounds. This quality, combined with her desire to live life well, made her a great doctor and a wonderful healer.

Deb’s approach to medicine reflected her approach to life. She valued holistic management, recognising the importance of the interaction between patient and healer. She was open to differing belief systems and when she died, she was heading back to Melbourne to do some study in alternative medicine. She was genuine in her dealings with her patients, demonstrating extraordinary empathy for those in distress, easing their burdens yet maintaining her joy and optimism for life.

Award:

This $10,000 award is GP supervisor, peer or colleague nominated and historically given to a person who hasan outstanding approach to medicine and a commitment to Indigenous health in the NT.

It is awarded annually to a standout GP registrar who has a commitment to working in the Northern Territory after they have finished their training with NTGPE.

The recipient needs to have demonstrated a commitment to leadership and innovation in general practice, particularly Indigenous health.

Previous winners of the award:

  • 2017 Dr Andrew Webster
  • 2016 Dr Dan Wilson
  • 2015 Dr Sophie Lines
  • 2013 Dr Jacqueline Boyd
  • 2012 Dr Stratos Roussos

Requirements of the person nominated:

  • Be currently enrolled in the NTGPE training program.
  • Attend the NTGPE Awards Night in Darwin in November to accept the award.
  • Write a letter to the family of Dr Debbie Stach introducing themselves and their plans post training with NTGPE as well as their sentiments about being a winner of the award.
  • Be willing to be involved in marketing strategies that promote the Dr Debbie Stach GP Registrar of the Year award and the NTGPE training program more generally.

How to apply:

This award is worth $10,000

The nominator will write a 500-word minimum detailed description of the GP registrar they want to nominate including why the GP registrar is a good candidate of the Dr Debbie Stach Registrar of the Year award.

A nominator can be:

  • Colleague
  • Supervisor
  • Peer

Email your application to scholarships@ntgpe.org

Opens: September 14 2017
Closes: October 28 2017