After support from the Shalom Gamarada scholarship program, UNSW alumnus Josef McDonald is promoting social justice through medicine.
New scholarships funded by Western NSW Local Health District will help Indigenous students study medicine at UNSW and then return to the west of the state for internships.
After six years of study, and support from Shalom Gamarada, Indigenous students Luke Walker and Jason Sines are returning to rural NSW to start new lives as doctors.
A former electrician, who is aiming to become the first Indigenous specialist in obesity-related surgery, is among the eight Indigenous doctors who graduated from UNSW Medicine today.
As part of Reconcilation Week, UNSW’s Shalom College has been recognised for its contribution to the support and encouragement of Indigenous tertiary students.
Indigenous doctor Josef McDonald, who has just graduated from UNSW, plans to focus his career on mental health problems in his community.
The biggest selling exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art in Australia is currently on show. The money raised supports Indigenous students at UNSW.
Residential scholarships supported by the annual Shalom Gamarada exhibition, which opened this week, are assisting more than 20 Indigenous medical students to realise their dream of becoming doctors.
UNSW's first Shalom Gamarada Indigenous medical graduate begins work this month as a doctor in two of western Sydney's busiest hospitals.
The work of some of Australia's most acclaimed Indigenous artists is on show at Shalom College this week to fund scholarships for UNSW Indigenous medical students.