Our Student Initiatives
The Adelaide Medical Students’ Foundation Travel Scholarship provides funds for senior University of Adelaide Medical Students who travel to conduct medical electives. The criteria for the scholarships place importance on the educational value of the elective and the impact it will make to those at the elective location. In 2016, four Travel Scholarships were awarded from a competitive field of applications, with each successful applicant receiving a total of $1,000.00 towards their educational elective.
In addition to the Travel Scholarships, the Foundation also awards a First-Year Prize during Orientation-week. The prize of a stethoscope is open to all First year medical students upon entering medical school and is awarded annually at an introductory presentation about the AMSF.
The Benevolent Fund has two streams; a Financial Assistance stream, to assist students in financial need; and a Personal and Community Development Stream, to financially benefit medical students who seek to engage in activities aimed at personal or community development
New for 2017 is the Research Conference Grant, designed to financially support student presenting their original research at conferences both domestically and internationally. It is aimed to reduce financial barriers preventing University of Adelaide medical students from presenting their world-class research.
We are also pleased to introduce our Student Teacher Award. This award is to celebrate the efforts of senior medical students who contribute to the rich culture of peer education and mentorship within the Adelaide Medical School.
The Foundation is always looking to expand its scholarship portfolio, and is open to any suggestions on what can be done for students. If you have an idea, please contact us!