Footprints Forwards: Better Strategies for the Recruitment, Retention and Support of Indigenous Students

The project aims were focussed on investigating the opportunities and barriers to Indigenous student entry into medical education.

Journeys into Medicine

The Journeys into Medicine, an AIDA publication, is a collection of stories from both Indigenous doctors and medical students speaking about their experiences, challenges and triumphs in becoming and being an Indigenous doctor.

Pathways into the health workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION

The paper highlights the need for strong collaboration between health and education across all levels of government and identifies four areas for action: the student and their needs; the institutional context; enabling the system; and leadership for change.

Healthy Futures: Defining best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous medical students

The BestPractice Framework has been developed for Australian medical schools, governments and other stakeholders to improve recruitment and retention strategies for Indigenous medical students.

The Indigenous medical students’ guide to medical school

The Indigenous Medical Students’ Guide to Medical School is a compilation of lessons learned first-hand, and of tips and tricks that we collectively found useful, across the diverse medical schools of Australia.

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association Ltd Internship Guide

The aim of the resource is to compliment current guides such as the Australian Medical Students’ Association, 2013 Internship and Residency Guide with individual material and links that the AIDA SRC found useful when applying for internship.


Connect ‘n’ Grow resource videos: Remote Health Education centre, Remote Health Training Model and Community Consultation

Connect ‘n’ Grow is a Registered Training Organisation, delivering nationally recognised health training to Indigenous secondary school students. Current enrolled students come from over fifty remote, rural, discreet and urban communities across northern Australia – including Northern Territory, Cape York, Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait Islands and Palm Island communities.

Key aims of the program are to increase the Indigenous health workforce; providing students with health literacy that can be taken back to their home community; and offer opportunities for students to engage with a university, training and employment pathways.

They deliver high quality training and consulting services to improve the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.