Dr Melissa Carroll thanks AIDA for encouraging her to become a doctor

As an Indigenous medical student, Melissa Carroll made it her mission to give a voice to her fellow Indigenous medical students. Now, a first year Indigenous medical doctor and an AIDA Member, we congratulate Melissa on her achievements so far. Her family are Wiradjuri from the Central-West area of NSW and she grew up in Newcastle on Awabakal and … Continued

Luke Walker – when one doctor degree isn’t enough

AIDA spoke with Luke Walker, one of our Indigenous medical student members who is now in his final year of studying medicine. Luke is a Wiradjuri man from a small town called Narromine located about 30 minutes west of Dubbo, in Central West NSW. In Year 12 he was awarded Narromine’s Young Citizen of the … Continued

Dr Declan Scott – The importance of community within medicine

AIDA spoke with Dr Declan Scott, a Wirlomin Noongar man from the ancestral country on the south coast of WA roughly between Bremer Bay and Esperance. Declan grew up in Coolbellup in Perth and is now an Intern at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and … Continued

A voice for Indigenous health education and student leadership

Miss Kelly Langford has been an Indigenous Medical Student Member with AIDA since her first year of enrolment in the Doctor of Medicine at The University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2015. She is a proud Darraba woman from the Badjala Nation on Fraser Island. We asked what inspired Kelly to study medicine. “When I … Continued

Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker – Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist

AIDA spoke with Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker about his career, art, culture and music, and his connection to AIDA. Kristopher was born in Canberra, ACT, where his dad worked with National Parks and Wildlife Service and his mum worked in the Aboriginal Development Commission. Although he doesn’t remember it, Kristopher says Uncle Neville Bonner held him … Continued

Australia’s first Indigenous Orthopaedic Registrar

AIDA spoke with Australia’s first Indigenous Orthopaedic Registrar, Anthony Murray. He was accepted by the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) as a Surgical Education and Training (SET) trainee in Orthopaedics, and will commence in 2017. Anthony has worked as an unaccredited trainee in Orthopaedics since 2015 at the Central Coast, NSW. … Continued

Identifying the gaps in Indigenous health knowledge

AIDA met with Rural Medicine Australia 2016 Bursary recipient Miss Danielle Dries to find out what inspired her to study medicine. “I think that my dad might have influenced me a bit. When I was doing physiotherapy, he sent me an email telling me that medical school had started in Canberra and that he thought … Continued