Indigenous Programs


Message from the Indigenous Development Team

We would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) Indigenous Students web page. Here you will learn about our programs, current students, alumni and staff members.

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"I saw Aboriginal women in the Victorian Public Service who’d completed a Master of Social Work, and I thought 'Why can’t I do that?'

"My long-term goal is to work as a clinician with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth – I believe as a demographic we are strong, resilient and community-minded."

Meet Kathryn Sullivan

"I have always been interested in ways to engage with people, particularly around the challenges that confront their lives.

"I’m now 17 years into my business and my interest continues to be developing an alternative approach to community development and community building. A Masters and now a PhD are part of that journey for me."

Meet Anthony Newcastle

Rachel Joyce is a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who first joined the Institute as an honours student after completing a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne.

"There are very few people working in breast cancer prevention specifically for Indigenous populations, and this is an area I would like to be able to contribute to."

Meet Rachel Joyce

"Being a mature aged student and not having many in my family who have completed university degrees, enrolling in the Bachelor of Oral Health was a big step. I previously studied a year of business in my hometown in Queensland. That was a good experience and gave me the confidence to apply for the course that I aspired to study, even if it meant relocating interstate."

Meet Simone Stenner

Indigenous Development Publication

The Sharing Knowledge and Future Leaders – Indigenous Development publication outlines our Faculty's efforts to make a sustained contribution to better health, education and living standards for Indigenous Australians.