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Kathleen Menzies Elective Essay Scholarship

This scholarship is generously supported by the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Awarded to students enrolled in the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine.



Final year medical students will be eligible for the award provided they have not already been awarded any elective award administered by the School of Medicine. The winner of the prize will be required to do a presentation to junior medical students in the School of Medicine and their essay will be stored in Clinical Library.

The School of Medicine reserves the right not to award a prize if the quality is insufficient.

To be eligibile for the scholarship, an applicant will need to answer the following questions:

-Produce an in depth report/essay, upon returning from an elective, covering the medical, social and cultural aspects of their placement.

-Include a personal reflection on the impact of the placement on their development as an emerging doctor.

-Pictures and diagrams are encouraged.

*The essay length might be limited by a set number of words (will be advised at a later stage).



Closing Date

30 June 2023


The scholarship is under review right now. If available in 2023, you will be able to locate it on the scholarship portal from the beginning of May 2023:

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