2021 Avant Foundation Grant winner

AIDA wishes to congratulate Shailyn Isaac who was awarded the 2021 Avant Foundation Indigenous Medical Student Bursary. The Bursary is intended to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student with living or study expenses in 2021, related to relocation, or other activities to support study. “My name is Shailyn Isaac, my traditional names … Continued

Dr Dash Newington

Dr Dash Newington’s journey into medicine has taken her from the chill waters and red earth of Australia to the north of England, where she spends her days easing the pain of sick children. It is a far cry from managing a McDonalds, where she first realized she wanted to do something bigger and made … Continued

From Mareeba to medicine – Marlee’s journey continues

AS 2020 comes to a close, medical students across the country are celebrating and anticipating the next stage of their journeys into medicine. For Marlee Paterson, it marks the end of six years at the University of New South Wales, far from her home town of Mareeba in north Queensland. “I always knew I wanted … Continued

Gaye Doolan – Growing our doctors

AIDA recently spoke to AIDA’s 2018 Associate Member of the Year, Gaye Doolan, a Pakana woman who grew up in Launceston, Tasmania, currently residing in Canberra. Gaye has been repeatedly recognised for her contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. In 2017 she was awarded the ACT Health Reconciliation Recognition Community Award in acknowledgement … Continued

13 Questions with Pirpantji Rive-Nelson

Where you are from? I am a Pitjantjatjara man from Central Australia area. I was born in Alice Springs, but I spent my childhood on my Father’s country in communities (Pipalyatjara and Irrunytju) on the Pitjantjatjara Lands around the SA/WA/NT border-region. However, I returned to Alice Springs for High School. Where on the medical continuum … Continued

Member story on Mrs Kathryn Dalmer

AIDA Student Representative Committee (SRC) member, Kathryn Dalmer is an Australian Indigenous Woman of the Wirradjuri Nation, Three Rivers Tribes. She was raised in Sydney and on the South Coast of NSW. She currently lives in Wollongong and represents the University of Wollongong (UOW) on the SRC. Survey on the experiences of GPs with Indigenous … Continued

13 questions with Banok Rind

Where you are from (Hometown/Nation/People and current location)?I am a Yamatji-Badimia woman from up Geraldton and Mount Magnet way in Western Australia. I grew up between Geraldton and Perth. I’m currently based in Melbourne. Where on the medical continuum are you?I am a Registered Nurse. Current workplace or place of study? (Any interesting placements/experiences)I completed … Continued

13 questions with Miss Myora Kruger

Where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​from (Hometown/Nation/People​ ​and​ ​current​ ​location)?I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​Kombumerri​ ​woman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Gold​ Coast.​ ​I​ ​am currently​ ​living​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Gold​ ​Coast. Where​ ​on​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​continuum​ ​are​ ​you?I​ ​am​ ​in​ ​my​ ​2nd​ ​of​ ​5​ ​years. Current​ ​workplace​ ​or​ ​place​ ​of​ ​study? (Any​ ​interesting​ ​placements/experiences)Bond​ ​university. What​ ​does​ ​a​ ​typical​ ​day​ ​of​ ​your​ … Continued

13 questions with Associate Professor Dr Bradley Murphy

1) Where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​from? Gunnedah – New South Wales, Kamilaroi Nation, and currently I live in Bundaberg. 2) Where​ ​on​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​continuum​ ​are​ ​you?I am a former Royal Australian Navy medic and intensive care paramedic in several ambulance services and for RFDS. I am a graduate of James Cook University and I have a Fellowship of the RACGP, a Fellowship in Advanced … Continued