The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust currently considers applications for two scholarships. These scholarships, and other scholarships under consideration, are dependent on funding availability.
The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarship shall be awarded annually. The amount of the funds available is up to $10,000.00 and may be divided between up to two recipients.
The Scholarship is available to students of the University of Otago School of Medicine in their 6th year. Preference will be given to those participating in the Rural Medical Immersion Programme.
The broad objective of providing this funding is to enable the successful applicant(s) to travel internationally for their 6thYear Elective to a rural situation to observe new concepts, develop their own skills and share their learning with other students when they return.
The 2012 recipents (for travel in 2013) have been announced. To read more, please click here.
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Applications for 2013 (for travel in 2014) will open mid 2013.
The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Scholarship shall be awarded biennially. The amount of the funds available is up to $20,000.00.
The Scholarship is available to any rural health care professional. Preference will be given to those in the early stages of their career (fewer than 10 years post-graduation) and those who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to working in, or working for, rural communities.
The broad objective of providing this funding is to enable the successful applicant to travel abroad and gain skills that could improve rural health, both in their own rural community and hopefully New Zealand’s rural communities in general. However, the Trust will not be prescriptive in what the applicant may wish to achieve and innovative ideas are welcome.
Applications for 2013 (for travel in 2014) will open in early 2013:
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