In the spirit of the 2023 NAIDOC Week celebrations, we are very pleased to announce the outcome of 2023 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Program.
Congratulations to this year’s four recipients, who are all members of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, and at diverse stages of their career (two medical students, one recent graduate PGY1, and one registrar in her final year of specialty training). They have a wide range of leadership engagements, and extra-curricular talents. We hope, in the near future, to profile their achievements and their inspiring pathways to medicine and beyond.
Bursary Recipients, 2023
Ms Natalie Gordon, a Ngunnawal woman, from rural NSW with multiple qualifications within and outside of her medicine studies
Ms Megan Shuttleworth, a Yugambeh/Torres Strait Islander, student AIDA representative, mentor and artist
Dr Julia- Rose Satre, a Yawaru (Broome, Western Australia) medical woman and aspiring Rural Generalist, now pursuing internship in Far North Queensland
Dr Alicia Veasey, a Torres Strait Islander medical woman who is completing specialist FRANZCOG training with sub-specialty qualifications in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (IFEPAG).
(Stay tuned for Posts featuring the bios and photos of all our 2023 Bursary recipients)
We invite you to join us in celebrating the 2023 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Recipients, as the Bursary Program continues to grow in purpose and support. We warmly welcome all past and recent recipients as a “Voice” to AFMW, and your local Medical Women’s Societies, reflecting the intention of our forthcoming Referendum.
Acknowledgements (Sponsors & Supporters)
Thank you to all the supporters, advisors, referees, and donors who have made the Program possible, from its inception in 2018 until now.
Special thanks to Ms Leann Wilson and our long-term sponsors, including Regional Economic Solutions, Ochre Health, Myuma, and most recently the Healing Foundation.
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Dr Lydia Pitcher and A/Prof Deb Colville
Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Program
MBBS (Hons) FRACP FRCPA BMedSc
Vice President, Australian Federation of Medical Women Inc 2018-2022.
Past President, Queensland Medical Women’s Society 2016-2019.