ETM is pleased to announce the launch of the John Richards (JR) Memorial Scholarship Program.
This program will fund two participants from developing nations per year, starting with doctors from the Pacific region, to fly to Australia all expenses paid and attend the ETM Course. The scholarship is valued at up to $6,000 AUD per participant and includes funding to cover the cost of:
- 1 x ETM course registration, valued at $3,150 AUD (in one of the following locations – Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or the Gold Coast)
- Return economy-class airfares to course location
- Accommodation (up to a maximum of 4 nights)
- Transport to and from the course venue
JR was an ETM Instructor and Course Director who joined our team in 2015, and sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2023. We were so fortunate to have had John on our faculty, He helped initiate our first courses on the Sunshine Coast and was an enthusiastic promoter of ETM to the wider critical care and aeromedical community in Queensland. His commitment to ETM and his feedback and insights into trauma education and the way we deliver it has directly influenced and contributed to the ongoing success and growth of our course. We would not be where we are today without him.
John was passionate about education and in particular access for those in less developed neighbouring regions in the Pacific.
With the kind permission of JR’s family we have titled the scholarship program in his name to honour his legacy as a brilliant educator and brilliant human being who left an indelible impression on all who met him.
Scholarship applicants must be from one of the specified Pacific Island nations (Solomon Islands or Fiji).
NB: The program will be expanded in the future to include other countries in the Pacific region.
Applicants must be nominated by their Department or Service Director.
Nominees must be senior medical practitioners (Consultant, Specialist Qualification or local equivalent) involved in the care of trauma patients.
Specialties may include:
- Emergency Medicine
The ETM Course Education Committee will select the recipients of the scholarship after an assessment of all applications.
The selection criteria are as follows:
Demonstrated interest in emergency medicine practice and/or research.
Demonstrated leadership qualities in their field of endeavour.
Current engagement in an area of work or study that will benefit from attending an ETM Course.
Department or Service Directors who wish to nominate one of their staff for the scholarship can request terms and conditions of the scholarship program, and a nomination form by contacting the ETM Administration team.