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2017 AMA NT Student Placement Grant
Applications have opened early this year for the AMA NT Student Placement Grant.
The AMA NT awards $500 to a medical student who is a long term student with the NT Medical Program and a member of the AMA NT. To be considered the applicants must be travelling to Aboriginal communities or undertaking rural / remote placements in Northern Australia. Applicants must also be Australian Citizens or permanent residents flyer and application form.
As part of the grant the medical student is to provide a 750 word report on their experience.
The 2016 AMA NT Student Placement Grant was this year awarded to Ms Khadijah Nadeem who has been an AMA member and AMA NT Student Representative since June 2015. Ms Nadeem chose Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island for her placement.
Some photos of Khadijah's trip of Bathurst Island:
Khadijah's report is attached here.
"AMA Northern Territory Award dedicated to Dr David Meadows"
In 2013 the AMA NT Council unanimously agreed to each year award a Northern Territory second year medicine student who is recognised as having the potential to make an outstanding contribution to healthcare in line with the achievements of Dr David Meadows to whom the Award is dedicated.
Dr David Meadows joined the AMA in 1994 and in 1995 was nominated and accepted to the position as the NT Representative on the AMA Council of General Practice and remained in the position until he took up the AMA NT Presidency in 1997 which he served for 12 months. He then once again took up the position on AMACGP which he held for another Dr Meadows was passionate about general practice and the myriad of challenges facing general practitioners into the 21st century. Dr Meadows served 2 years as Secretary and then 4 terms as AMA NT President while running a busy general practice. Dr Meadows was an outspoken proponent on behalf of general practitioners particularly those working in remote areas, providing unique insight in his role as a member of the AMACGP.
In addition, he ensured that the challenges specific to general practice in the Territory, for example the lack of comprehensive treatment programs for people living with drug addictions, the challenge of delivering health services in remote aboriginal communities to a population with the worse health statistics in the country, have been placed squarely on the National/Federal agenda.
His contribution to general practice in the Territory, representing the AMA on the General Practice Forum run by the Northern Territory Government Department of Health, the significant work he did to raise awareness amongst government in relation to drug abuse, the plight of drug addicts and the difficulties faced by medical practitioners in a jurisdiction that has consistently refused to acknowledge, let alone deal with the drug problem in the Territory, all contributed to the profile and credibility of the AMA, not just in the Territory but nationally.
Dr Meadows had a selfless approach to issues, and his willingness to step out of his comfort zone and commit time, energy and resources, and his willingness to speak out on matters many would resile from made him an outstanding GP and AMA President.
The NTMP student at the end of their 2nd year who is assessed by local faculty as being the strongest in the three attributes of:
- Improvement over the first year results;
- Having Initiative; and
The 2016 winner of the AMA Northern Territory Award was Ms Khadijah Nadeem. Unfortunately, Ms Nadeem could not be present to accept the award,Ms Nadeem's parent gratefully accepted on her behalf. The award was presented by Dr Peter Beaumont, AMA NT Immediate Past President accompanied by A/Professor Pascale Dettwiller, Director of Remote Clinical School Katherine for the NTMP.
The 2015 winner of the AMA Northern Territory Award was Ms Claire Chandler presented by A/Professor Robert Parker, AMA NT President
The 2014 winner of the AMA Northern Territory Award was Mr Felix Ho presented by Dr Peter Beaumont, AMA NT President