Dr Neville Rothfield Medical Scholarship

Opens
1st Jan 2022
Closes
6th Mar 2022
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Category
Bursary
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
All
Origin
Bequest
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR6.293

About

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.

Benefits

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.

Eligibility

To award each scholarship to a student enrolled or enrolling in the school of Medicine within the faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (‘faculty’), and who are in financial need in their studies of Medicine.

Selection

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.

Application

Students must submit an online Student Financial Assessment form by the closing date.

Outcome

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

Enquiries

Please contact mms-studentawards@unimelb.edu.au.

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Medical School

Department / Centre

All