Where to study

Indigenous Pathways into Medicine

The LIME Network’s Indigenous Pathways into Medicine online resource is designed to help future Indigenous medical students determine which university will be the best fit for them as they study to become a doctor.

What support is available for me?

There is plenty of assistance available for new and prospective Indigenous medical students. The best place to start is the university itself. You may be interested in a number of universities and making contact with the relevant people will help determine which universities you wish to apply to.

University Indigenous Support Centres

Abstudy

Indigenous Scholarships

AIDA is also able to provide information to Indigenous students interested in studying medicine. For more information on assistance you can submit an enquiry to aida@aida.org.au or call (02) 6273 5013.

AIDA’s Student Representative Committee has developed the following publications to support you on your path into medicine:

AIDA-Indigenous_Medical_Students_Guide_to_Medical_School.pdf
AIDA-Indigenous_Medical_Students_Guide_to_Internship.pdf

Health support

Every state has different health centres/advisory hotlines that can be accessed by medical students as well as doctors when they need support.

  • New South Wales – New South Wales Doctors Health Advisory Service
  • Northern Territory – use the New South Wales Doctors Health Advisory Service
  • Queensland – Doctors Health Advisory Service Queensland
  • South Australia – Doctors Health South Australia
  • Tasmania – Victorian Doctors Health Program, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • Victoria – Victorian Doctors Health Program, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • Western Australia – Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia

Hotline services

Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hours)

BeyondBlue: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours)

Gay and Lesbian Counselling Community Services Australia: 1800 18 GLCS

Mental Health Foundation of Australia: 03 3 9826 1422

Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277