Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Graduates

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Graduates

The Australasian College of Dermatologists believes that all people are entitled to the best medical services. The College offers a designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training position for an applicant who meets the other requirements of selection into the training program. By providing this training position the College aims to increase accessibility to post-graduate education which is crucial to improving outcomes for Aboriginal families.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists believes in:

  1. Building and providing an indigenous workforce in the ACD
  2. Supplying specialist doctors to indigenous communities in order to improve outcomes for Aboriginal families
  3. Training indigenous dermatologists to act as role models for their peers
  4. Providing access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to specialist dermatological care preferably in conjunction Aboriginal Medical Services
  5. Educating dermatologists, dermatology trainees, other specialists, general practitioners, nurses, and Aboriginal Health Workers about dermatological diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their consequences.

Applicants for this training position must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live.

All details regarding all other conditions for entry into the dermatology training program can be found here.