The College of Intensive Care Medicine (the College) recognises the inequities that Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika People experience in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The College is committed to ensuring equitable access to intensive care medicine and healthcare services within intensive care units.
Part of this journey is increasing the number of Indigenous trainees who enter the College training program and supporting these trainees on their path to Fellowship.
Many medical graduates have been afforded opportunities that Indigenous peoples have not, which results in disproportionally low representation of Indigenous trainees in our training program. The College is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika doctors practicing intensive care medicine.
The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) states that provision of bursaries and scholarships is a best practice standard to support recruitment and retention throughout specialist training 1. Therefore, the College started the Kanyini & Whanaungatanga Bursary to financially support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika trainees to achieve Fellowship. Kanyini is a Pitjantjatjara word that translates to interconnectedness; caring, support, nurturing, and responsibility; Whanaugatanga is te reo Māori word meaning relationship, kinship, sense of family connection.
Please specify: Kanyini Scholarship Fund using the following account number:
Account name: College of Intensive Care Medicine
BSB: 013 423
Account Number: 4771 38496.
Please send an email to Peter Batsakis at the College advising that you have made a donation to the Kanyini Scholarship Fund.