Faculty of Health and Medicine Scholars Program

Launched in October 2013, the Faculty Scholars Program recognises high-achieving students in our undergraduate programs and incorporates a series of opportunities designed to support our students' career development and professional leadership capacity.

To be admitted to the program students are required to have:

  • completed at least 80 units in an undergraduate program offered by Faculty, by the most recently concluded academic year;
  • achieved a minimum annual Grade Point Average of 6.5* for all courses completed within that academic year;
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 20 units after Census Day for Semester 1 of the current academic year.

Our aim in running the Faculty Scholars Program each year is to prepare our Scholars to be global citizens, leaders and change makers, by providing opportunities for what the Lancet Commission, in their report “Health professionals for a new century”, term “transformative learning”.

Transformative learning is conceptualised “as the highest of three successive levels, moving from informative to formative to transformative learning":

  • Informative learning is about acquiring knowledge and skills; its purpose is to produce experts.
  • Formative learning is about socialising students around values; its purpose is to produce professionals.
  • Transformative learning is about developing leadership attributes; its purpose is to produce enlightened change agents.

Our Faculty Scholars Program aims to build each level on the previous one by providing our Scholars with networking and leadership opportunities, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.

Faculty Scholars Program List of Members

* or equivalent in the case of the Joint Medical Program.