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CDU Menzies School of Medicine

First Nations Working Group

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The CDU Menzies Medical Program First Nations Working Group (FNWG) is established to work with key NT First Nations stakeholders in the development of a locally led and delivered medical program in the Northern Territory (NT) that successfully inspires and supports First Nations students to study medicine in the NT. 

The FNWG provides an opportunity for discussion, collaboration, and leadership in developing a scaffolding and embedded framework that supports successful recruitment, transition, and progress of First Nations students through the medical program, encourages the recruitment of First Nations academics to deliver the program and provide advice on embedding First Nations knowledge and cultural responsiveness into the medical school program and curriculum.  
The FNWG will draw on existing expertise of First Nations health leaders, First Nations pathways knowledge and frameworks in medicine, health, and the higher education sector more broadly. The FNWG will work closely with existing CDU pathways programs and ongoing First Nations pathways research conducted by CDU and Menzies School of Health Research. The FNWG will draw on work done by existing expert groups such as LIME (Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education), and AIDA (Australian Indigenous Doctors Association), to explore specific barriers and enablers for successful completion of a medical program.  
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