Resource Information

Year 2016
Author(s) Begley, K and Buisson, E
Topic(s) Curriculum Development | History and Culture | Recruitment and Student Support | Social Determinants of Health | Teaching and Learning | Training Indigenous Health Practitioners |
Book/Journal Medical Journal of Australia
Volume and Page Info Monday, 4 July, 2016 Online
Resource Type Publication
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Abstract

“THE Australian Dream is rooted in racism. It is the very foundation of the dream.” Stan Grant’s words have taken a permanent place in Australian identity. 

In medicine, it is not just the health outcomes that demonstrate how far we are from that dream for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Every year in graduation ceremonies across Australia, the lack of new Indigenous doctors walking across the stage has us questioning the health of the medical workforce itself.