RACS and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies join forces to offer surgical scholarships to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori doctors.

Launched at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress Indigenous Doctors' Roundtable Breakfast, the RACS Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori SET One Year Scholarships are now open for applications until May 15, 2016. Sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Medical two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships and one Māori scholarship are currently available valued at $20,000 each.

RACS and Johnson & Johnson Medical have committed to working towards closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples. These scholarships hope to support increases in the numbers of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori surgeons in Australia and New Zealand to help achieve that aim.

The new scholarships have been designed to support:

  • SET registration fees
  • SET course fees
  • SET examination fees
  • Research projects
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Travel, accommodation and registration fees to attend conferences
  • Other relevant professional development activities

Eligible SET Trainees are encouraged to apply now:

Back Row: Claudia Paul, Gavin Fox-Smith, Professor David Watters, Mr Jonathon Koea, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Dr Kali Hayward, Kersandra Begley.
Front Row: Dr Kopa Manahi, Dr Jaclyn Aramoana-Arlidge, Dr Zanazir Alexander, Dr Joshua Knudsen.

About Johnson & Johnson Medical

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based health care company. Johnson & Johnson Medical produces a range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of orthopaedics, neurological disease, vision care, diabetes care, infection prevention, cardiovascular disease, and aesthetics. We have more than 275 operating companies in more than 60 countries. Globally, Johnson & Johnson employs approximately 128,700 people.

In the Australian market, Johnson & Johnson Medical distribute a vast range of medical devices to a broad customer base that includes hospitals, medical wholesalers, clinicians and various smaller Customers. In Australia & New Zealand, Johnson & Johnson Medical employs approximately 850 people with Australia's corporate head office in Sydney and affiliate offices in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.