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The Douglas and Margaret Saunders Elective Term Medical Scholarship

A scholarship for Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports students to take an elective term in Zambia.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $2500
  • Full-time MD students who are taking an elective term in Zambia
27 October 2022 13 November 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The maximum value of this scholarship will be $2500 per successful recipient, dependent on the location and duration of the elective term and will be determined by the Sydney Medical School.

The scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement that the applicant applied for as part of their elective term in Zambia.

The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must be:

  • enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney
  • undertaking an elective term in Zambia for a minimum of four weeks.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants undertaking their elective term for eight weeks.

Background

Established in 2014, this scholarship was established to facilitate the international Elective Term experience for students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine, and in particular for students wishing to complete their Elective Term in Zambia.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide assistance to students studying a Doctor of Medicine and undertaking an international elective term placement in Zambia.

b. This scholarship is funded by a donation from Douglas Saunders. 

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. 

b. Applicants must be undertaking an elective Term in Zambia for a minimum duration of four weeks.

3. Selection criteria

a. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. curriculum vitae,

III. references, and

IV. a personal statement.

b. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking their elective term for eight weeks.

c. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

d. The scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate(s). 

4. Value

a. The maximum value of the scholarship is $2,500. The exact value of the sholarship will be outlined in the recipient(s) scholarship offer letter.  

b. The value of the Scholarship is dependent on the location and duration of the elective term, and will be determined by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate(s).

c. The scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment upon receipt of signed Terms and Conditions and Acceptance Form.

d. The Scholarship is intended to facilitate travel and is tenable for the elective term placement period. 

e. The Scholarship is only tenable for the approved institution/placement at the applicant applied for as part of their elective term. 

f. Deferral of the scholarship is not permitted. 

g. The scholarship cannot be tranferred to another University schoo, faculty or university. 

h. The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds. 

i. Travel insurance will be provided by the University of Sydney in accordance with University policy.

j. No other amount is payable.

5. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. changes their elective term placement prior to notifying the Sydney Medical School,

III. commences part-time study without prior approval from the Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney School of Medicine,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance

V. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their scholarship application

VI. is awarded an alternative scholarship for their Sydney Medical School Elective Term placement. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value, or 

VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. Once a scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error. 

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any scholarship funds paid to the scholarship recipient be reimbursed.