The College recognises the inequities that Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori People experience in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand). The College is committed to ensuring equitable access to intensive care medicine and health care services within intensive care units. Part of this journey is increasing the number of Indigenous Trainees who enter the College training program. Many medical graduates have been afforded opportunities that indigenous peoples have not, and this results in the disproportionally low representation of Indigenous trainees in our training program. Some of our trainees experience financial difficulties because of their role in supporting an extended family. If we truly wish to help close the gap and be a champion of indigenous doctors, then we must look at ways to level the playing field.
The College of Intensive Care Medicine has committed to increase the number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Doctors practicing intensive care medicine by encouraging and supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to consider intensive care medicine their speciality of choice (for those pursing a medical career path).
The College will provide a number of scholarships from the Kanyini Scholarship fund to cover all training fees for the duration of training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctors.
In addition to training fees, the scholarship will cover costs of attendance at the CICM ASM, Trainee Symposium, and mandatory face to face courses.
To make a donation:
Please specify: Kanyini Scholarship Fund using the following account number
College of Intensive Care Medicine
BSB: 013 423
Account Number: 4771 38496.
Please send an email to Peter Batsakis at the College advising that you have made a donation to the Kanyini Scholarship Fund.