Joseph Epstein Scholarship

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The Joseph Epstein Scholarship for Indigenous Advanced Emergency Medicine Trainees (the scholarship) was established in 2013 by foundation Fellow of the College, Associate Professor Joseph Epstein.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori doctors undertaking advanced training in the specialist emergency medicine training program of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM/the College).

The scholarship aims to increase the number of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori specialists in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The Joseph Epstein Scholarship for Indigenous Advanced Emergency Medicine Trainees (the scholarship) was established in 2013 by foundation Fellow of the College, Associate Professor Joseph Epstein.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori doctors undertaking advanced training in the specialist emergency medicine training program of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM/the College).

The scholarship aims to increase the number of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori specialists in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

2. THE SCHOLARSHIP

2.1 Nature of Scholarship
The scholarship covers the payment of:

a) annual training fees (commencing the January after the scholarship is awarded), and

b) the fellowship examination fee in respect of one sitting only.

2.2 Conditions of Scholarship
a) The scholarship is payable from the time the application is accepted by the ACEM Foundation.  It is not payable retrospectively.

b) The scholarship is tenable for a period of up to 10 years, while the awardee remains an advanced trainee of the College.
 
c) It will terminate when the awardee is elected to Fellowship or leaves the advanced training program, whichever is the earlier.

2.3 Eligibility
Applicants for the scholarship must be:
 
a) Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori, and

b) registered as an advanced trainee in the ACEM specialist training program.

2.4 Application Process
An eligible applicant should submit his or her application on the appropriate form to the ACEM Foundation as soon as possible after being admitted to the ACEM advanced training program.

2.5 Selection Process
All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be awarded the scholarship.

2.6 Acknowledgment of Award
New recipients of the scholarship shall be published in the College Ceremony booklet annually.

Scholarship applications must be made via the specified form, through the ACEM Foundation.

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