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Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary

AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary: 2022 Applications Open 23 May – Close 20 June 2022

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AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary: 2022 Applications Open 23 May – Close 20 June 2022
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

AFMW Bursary 2022 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves – NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS OPEN 23 May – CLOSE 20 June 2022: During Reconciliation Week, the Australian Federation of Medical Women, is making a tangible commitment to the support of continuing education of Aboriginal and Torres’s Strait Islander women in medicine with an inaugural bursary. As part of their commitment to reconciliation and the Makarrata Commission, we would like to encourage and empower a female medical graduate who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to further their medical career and/or leadership aspirations. Applications are now being accepted.

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QMWS NCWQ Bursaries for 2022 - Applications now open!
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 Dr Lydia Pitcher

QMWS National Council of Women of Qld (NCWQ) Bursaries 2022

AFMW state affiliate, the QMWS (Queensland Medical Women’s Society) are pleased to announce that in 2022, there will be three NCWQ (National Council of Women of Queensland) Bursaries to award in conjunction with the QMWS. Each of these medically focused bursary provides $1000 that can be used towards presentation or attendance at a relevant professional development event. Applications were launched this week, and close on the 23 May 2022. Apply online today.

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recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Recipients of the (2021) Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Announced

As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Australian Federation of Medical Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary. Thank you to our kind bursary donors Ms Leann Wilson and Mr Colin Saltmere AM, as we congratulate Ms Tia Gordon, a Ghungalu/Bidjara woman, Dr Kerby Siemsen, a Wiradjuri woman from Weethalle and Dr Sarah McEwan, a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee.

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NAIDOC Week July 2022

AFMW celebrates NAIDOC week

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2021 Annual Report now available to download
AFMW
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW 2020-2021 Annual Report Released

AFMW President, Dr Magdalena Simonis released the 2020-2021 Annual Report at the recent Annual General Meeting. Thank you to our patron, members, supporters, partners, sponsors and contributors throughout the year. Download a pdf copy of the Annual Report.

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Learn about the AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Medicine Project

Project background

The AFMW Fabric Square entitled “Purple Bush Medicine Leaves”, was painted by emerging indigenous artist, Louise Numina Napanangka. The colours of the motif on the square reflect those of the AFMW logo, including the purple of the suffragette movement from around the time MWIA was established.

Louise has painted the Bush Medicine motif, as taught and pioneered by her auntie, Gloria Petyarre, renowned Aboriginal artist from Utopia, Central Australia.

Make a contribution

This project’s aims are to:

  • Achieve parity in the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical professionals, particularly Medical Women

  • Foster leadership development in First Nation Medical Women through attendance at National and International Medical Women’s events, with support from allocations by the Project.

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