The Poche Leadership Development Awards provide opportunities and support for Indigenous students in medicine, dentistry and health sciences to build their leadership skills and knowledge in health at local, national and international levels. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is pleased to present this Award to the following Indigenous medical students:
- Gemma Johnson, will be attending The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association Conference, in Melbourne on the 1- 4 October 2014. This years AIDA's theme is ‘ Science and Traditional Knowledge: Foundations for a Strong Future'. Gemma's family are from Darwin and she completed her schooling in Perth. Gemma will commence her internship at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch next year. She is one of two Indigenous representatives on the WA Medical Students Society at the University of Western Australia.
- Bianca Howard and Declan Scott, will be attending the Pacific Regions Indigenous Doctors' Congress (PRIDoC) Conference in Taiwan on the 2 -7 November 2014. The conference is held every two years and is dedicated to promoting health and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the Pacific. Bianca is from Broome and during her studies has held a cadetship with the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service involving 12 weeks summer work at the Medical Service working in the clinics and on research. Bianca is the UWA student representative on the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association. Declan's family are from the Albany area and he completed his schooling in Perth. He had a cadetship for several years with St John of God Hospital in Subiaco working in the hospital environment.
Both conferences are a fantastic opportunity for the students to develop a stronger presence in Aboriginal health and professional networks.
Image: Award winner, Gemma Johnson.
Ms Sabrina Swift (UWA School of Indigenous Studies) (+61 8) 6488 7422/ 1800 819 292