2020 scholarship applications now open!
Applications open 8 October - 5pm AEST 7 November 2019
GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship
The GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship is a great opportunity for medical students from participating NSW and ACT universities to explore general practice and general practice research.
Successful recipients receive $2,000 to support their medical studies. In return, they are required to prepare a general practice research project in-conjunction with their university’s academic GP unit (or equivalent) and undertake a general practice community placement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
Medical students who will be enrolled at the following universities in 2020 can apply. Applicants must be Australian citizens.
- ANU: Applications are limited to current 2019 first year students only.
- MQ: Applications can be made by students in any year.
- UND: Applications can be made by students in any year, however students must be in NSW.
- UNE: Applications can be made by students in any year, however they must reside in Armidale or nearby in 2019.
- UNSW: Applications can be made by students in any year.
- UoN: Applications can be made by students in any year.
- USYD: Applications can be made by students in any year.
- WSU: Applications can be made by students in any year. Applicants must confirm support for their research project with their university academic GP unit to be eligible to apply.
When can you apply?
Applications for the 2020 scholarship program will open on 8 October 2019 and close at 5pm AEST 7 November 2019. Applications can be made from the application button below. Please ensure you read the Program Outline before applying.
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What types of projects do students undertake?
Scholarship recipients can participate in a range of exciting and interesting projects. Some students decide to develop a new project, driven by a desire to explore an untapped research area; others work on existing projects being run through their university.
The extent of involvement a student has within a project is determined in consultation with their university and GP Synergy.
An example of some of the projects students have participated in include:
- ‘Clinical relevance of use of ambulatory 24 hour blood pressure monitors in management of diabetes patients within the urban general practice environment’ (Existing project)
- ‘Assessing GP registrar consultation skills with Aboriginal patients: a video-feedback workshop.’ (Existing project)
- ‘Physician resilience in general practice’ (New project)
- ‘Impact of the Health Education Pack (HEP) on the physical health of mental health services consumers.’ (Existing project)
- ‘Chronic disease management in primary care: a systemic review.’ (Existing project)
- Traditional vs e-learning in small group general practice learning activities for medical students (Existing project)
Read more about student's experiences in the case studies below.
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How to apply
Click on the link below to apply for the scholarship program. In your application, you will be asked:
- to briefly outline your interest in participating in the GP Synergy General Practice Scholarship program in 500-1,000 words, explaining in your response:
a. Your expectations of the program
b. What you hope to achieve from participating in the program
- to outline how do you intend to meet the research requirement of this program and any steps you have taken in consideration of this requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application with their university’s academic general practice unit to find out what research opportunities may be available within the university or discuss their ideas for a new research project.
- to provide the name and contact details of a professional or academic referee that we may contact to ask about your suitability for this scholarship program. An applicant’s referee will only be contacted if they have been shortlisted for a scholarship position.