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13 April 2022

Indigenous Doctors lead groundbreaking program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist Trainees

A new program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors interested in undertaking non-GP specialist medical training, has secured funding in a first for the Australian medical workforce.

The Non-GP Specialist Trainee Support Program (AIDA STSP), funded under the government’s Flexible Approach To Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) Measure, will see Indigenous non-GP medical specialists in Australia supported through a unique specialist trainee network, as well as a range of other initiatives with the aim to provide ongoing, tailored and culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees.

The funding has been awarded to The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) on behalf of a Consortium of 11 medical colleges*. The Consortium has commissioned the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) to lead the development, management and implementation of the initiative.

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