We recently wrote about Ian Lee’s Year 3 Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) award as Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) Indigenous Medical Student of the Year. We proudly add two more to the honour roll.
Claire Chandler has been awarded the Telstra Health Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Medical Student of the Year Award for 2016. She is in her final year of the Flinders Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) and plans an internship at Alice Springs Hospital.
The national award recognised Claire’s passionate commitment to remote and Indigenous health, and her national leadership in the National Rural Health Student Network, the General Practice Student Network and the National Rural Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She was described by the President of the RDAA as “an inspiring and dedicated champion of rural health.”
Selflessly, she plans to put the $2000 grant received with the award towards expanding the Indigenous Cultural Immersion Weekend, piloted in the Northern Territory, into every state.
Dr Tessa Finney-Brown
Dr Tessa Finney-Brown, who graduated in 2015 and is currently an intern at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), has been awarded the NT 2016 Junior Medical Officer of the Year Award. The award recognizes her substantial contribution to the Top End Medical Society; to her active contribution to enhancing the quality of training and education provided to pre-vocational doctors at RDH; and to her contributions to research in the hospital.
Dr Simon Quilty
At the same ceremony, Dr Simon Quilty received the NT 2016 Clinical Educator of the Year Award. Dr Quilty is an energetic and respected general physician who provides high quality teaching to NTMP students at Katherine District Hospital.