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vol 7 issue 1 Apr 2013

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8 8 88/04/2013 Indigenous Portfolio Rep at National Student Network Lisa Waters Lisa Waters, Year 2 NT Medical Program student, has received the senior Indigenous portfolio position for the National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) for 2013. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary health network comprising 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHCs) located at Universities around Australia. The Indigenous Health Portfolio's purpose is to service the needs of students with an interest in Indigenous health as well as to foster and facilitate future Indigenous and non-Indigenous health professionals in rural Australia. The Portfolio's involvement ranges from Indigenous Festivals held around the country to cultural awareness information and training. Lisas heritage is British and Scottish but she immigrated to Australia at 11 weeks of age where she grew up in the Blue Mountains. Lisa has a background as a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications including a Graduate Diploma Emergency Nursing, Masters Nursing (Emergency) and a Graduate Certificate Remote Health Practice. Her passion for rural and remote medicine and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders began when she started working as a Remote Area Nurse five years ago. She initially worked on the Ngaanyatjarra lands for 18 months. Since then she has worked in a number of remote locations including Warraber in the Torres Straits, before deciding to start medicine. Lisa is a member of CRANA+ and the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA). Lisa is focused on supporting Indigenous students gaining qualifications as health profession als. She is also passionate that non Indigenous students and health professionals are able to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, in a way that is respectful, understanding of their unique cultures, insightful into differing world views and with insight and self-reflection. Lisa has also been nominated to be the 2013 student representative to the AMANT. Summer Awards Lila Loveard Summer awards valued at up to $3,200 ($800 per week) were made available to 14 NT Medical Program students during the recent end of year student break. Projects offered were medical course-related academic leadership and educational development research projects with Flinders NT staff supervision. The awards were decided on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated attributes relevant to each project. The projects completed by students have been of great assistance to NTMP staff and have added value to our student resources and programs. Projects included: develop a resource guide for new students beginning their study in the NTMP develop a Q&A style troubleshooting guide for the use of electronic resources for NTMP students redevelop the current clinical skills website and transfer the content to a FLO site identify, appraise and link a range of support materials for the Year 1-2 PBL cases review the FUELS (Flinders University Extended Learning in Sciences) program for Indigenous students, with a view to identifying enhancements and improvements review iPad apps and other new technologies for medical students and identify those relevant to the NTMP context. 8 NT Medical Program News

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