Dr Neville Rothfield Medical Scholarship

1st Jan 2023
8th Mar 2023
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis



Donor: The late Elouise Zara Rothfield. The scholarship was named in memory of the donors late husband, Dr Neville Rothfield MBBS (1946), who also taught in the department of Radiology at the University.

Neville was born in 1925 to a low-income family in Prahran. Able at school, he won a scholarship to attend Melbourne High School.  He studied medicine at the University of Melbourne between 1942 and 1946, the course being compressed to 5 years during World War II.

After completing his internship (at Wagga Wagga) and his residency, he commenced a general practice in East Coburg.  In 1963, he gave this up and returned to study radiology, training at what was Prince Henry's Hospital (now part of Monash Medical Centre).  In 1970, having qualified as a radiologist, he worked at the University of Michigan and the nearby Wayne County Hospital for 3 years, then returned to private practice in Melbourne.

From 1978 he again worked in the USA for 3 years, this time at the University of Rochester in New York.  CT scanners had just been developed at this time.

In the early 1980s, he was a sessional radiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Hospital, and also tutored medical students in radiological anatomy at the University of Melbourne.

The aim of this scholarship is to assist medical students who are in financial need in their studies of medicine.


To be advised.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


To be considered for this award, you must:

  • Be enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine
  • Have demonstrated financial need by submitting an online Student Financial Assessment form.


Recipients will be selected by the Melbourne Medical School Scholarships and Bursary Allocation Committee made up of senior professional and academic staff members of the School. The selection of recipients is based on the applicant’s financial aid ranking as provided by the University Scholarships office.


Students must submit an online Student Financial Assessment form (Round one) by the closing date.


Students will be notified of the student bursary outcomes in late May.


For more information about this scholarship, please contact the MMS Student Awards Officer at mms-studentawards@unimelb.edu.au.

For more information about Financial Aid Grant applications, please contact Stop 1.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Medical School

Department / Centre