On Thursday 11th of February 2016, Flinders NT hosted a welcome function for Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) students at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club. It was a hot February evening with a classic Darwin sunset enjoyed while mingling with the new faces of the NTMP over refreshments.
NT Medical Program students, staff, stakeholders and clinicians were welcomed to country by Larrakia elder Ms Bilawara Lee. MC Dr Anne Kleinitz and NTMP Course Director Associate Prof Tina Noutsos also addressed and welcomed staff and students.
Several prize winners were announced on the evening:
The Tanya Davies Equity Grant was presented to three recipients in person by Natasha Davies, a philanthropist that initiated setting up the grant with her daughter Dr Tanya Davies. The successful applicants were; Natasha Bertschi, Belinda Washington and Annette Baker; current NTMP Yr 3 students.
The Tanya Davies Equity grant was established in 2011 for Aboriginal students enrolled in their clinical years with the Northern Territory Medical Program. The annual bursary is made possible through a generous donation by philanthropists into the Dr Tanya Davies Equity Grant, which is managed by Charles Darwin University through the Trikojus Education Fund.
The Australian Medical Association NT (AMANT) award was presented by the AMANT Immediate Past President Dr Peter Beaumont to Khadijah Nadeem, NTMP Year 3 student. The award is presented to a student recognised as having the potential to make an outstanding contribution to healthcare and who personifies attributes the AMANT holds true; the ability to improve, to show initiative and to embrace leadership.