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A new era in medical training began when the Curtin Medical School welcomed its first students in 2017. Curtin offers the only five-year undergraduate-entry medical degree in WA and focuses on training doctors with primary care expertise, ready and willing to work in historically underserviced health care areas, particularly in rural and remote regions and outer suburban locations.

The financial burden for all medical students is considerable, but even bigger – and often prohibitive – for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Part of our vision is to encourage capable students from all walks of life to study medicine at Curtin, opening new doors for them and their families and at the same time diversifying and strengthening our medical workforce. We particularly want to attract more students from rural and remote areas, more Indigenous students and more students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

To make this possible, we need to establish a strong financial assistance program which will ensure that highly capable students can fulfil their dreams and become the much-needed medical practitioners of the future, providing competent and compassionate care where it is needed most.

You are invited to consider donating towards this vital program. Your support and encouragement of these bright and promising future doctors will foster role models for future generations and underserviced communities. It will also assist in addressing the shortage of doctors in WA in areas of critical need.

You can help by contributing to one of the following two options:

Transformative Scholarships

Scholarships for school leavers in financial hardship who enter through our rural, equity or Indigenous admissions pathways provide critical financial support for living and study expenses.

Donation options:

  • $135,000 will endow one scholarship in perpetuity, generating a scholarship of $5,000 annually
  • $25,000 will fund a one-off scholarship of $5,000 annually for five years

Aspiring Rural Medical Students Admissions Fund

The financial pressures for aspiring rural and remote medical students are considerable. To attend an interview students outside Perth need to fund the cost of travel and accommodation, which can inhibit many from even contemplating such a step. This is a potentially devastating loss for us all.

Donation options:

  • $3,000 annually over five years will support approximately 15 rural students over five years to participate in the interviews, the final stage of the admission process into medicine
  • $35,000 annually will support between 25 to 35 rural students each year

Naming opportunities are available to acknowledge your generosity.

Further information

To find out more about how you can support talented and hardworking students to become our medical doctors of the future, please contact us for a confidential conversation: