Ngā Tohu o Te ORA me PHARMAC 

Te ORA/PHARMAC Awards:  background and purpose

In 2016, Te ORA, in association with PHARMAC, launched two new annual Te ORA Medical Student Awards.  Te ORA and PHARMAC student awards for Excellence in Leadership and Research. This award for Excellence in research will have a pharmaceuticals focus and will have been selected by PHARMAC and Te ORA prior to applications being made available to students.  Recipients can receive up to $5,000 paid as an educational grant.

Te ORA and PHARMAC are proud to announce that applications for Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau (Tauira Rata Excellence in Research and Te Tohu Whaioranga Hautūtanga (Tauira Rata Excellence in Leadership) are now open.  Applications for the 2020 Awards will close at the end of November 2020 and winners will be announced in December 2020.

For further information please email the Te ORA Office teaniwa.reedy@teora.maori.nz. 

Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau (Tauira Rata Excellence in Research)

Criteria and Application Process

Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau – Te ORA and PHARMAC student award for Excellence in Research. This is awarded for a research idea which may be extended to the Summer Student Internship grant. The latter is optional (see more information about this below). Students apply for this Award.

We welcome nominations from applicants who seek to:

  • recognise our Tauira Rata (Māori Medical Students) for demonstrated excellence in research during the year
  • acknowledge our Tauira Rata outstanding contributions to the community
  • celebrate our Tauira Rata achievements

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • identify as Māori,
  • be currently enrolled at Medical School at either the University of Auckland or Otago,
  • be a current financial member of Te ORA,
  • Provide a 500 word essay,
  • be available to attend the Te ORA Hui ā-Tau Awards Ceremony.

The 500-word essay should include information about your whakapapa and your views and ideas for research about one of the following kaupapa:

  • barriers to accessing medicines,
  • the benefits, outcomes or harm from medicines, due to the misuse, overuse or under use of medicines,
  • patient experiences of medicines or any combination of medicine,
  • pharmaceuticals and health equity.

    Applications will be accepted at anytime of the year leading into Hui ā-Tau.  Communications around time frames will be send out to all financial members via ePanui. 

    All nominations will be considered by Te ORA Awards Committee whose decision is final.  The will be presented at the Te ORA Hui ā-Tau Awards Committee.

     

     

    Te Tohu Whaioranga Hautūtanga (Tauira Rata Excellence in Leadership)

    Criteria and Application Process

    Te Tohu Whaioranga Hautūtanga – Te ORA and PHARMAC student award for Excellence in Leadership. This award is for Community Leadership excellence, where the student has demonstrated the most outstanding contribution and community leadership during the year. Students are nominated for this award.

    We welcome applicants for this award which seeks to:

    • recognise our Tauira Rata (Māori Medical Students) for demonstrated excellence in leadership during the year,
    • acknowledge our Tauira Rata outstanding contributions to the community,
    • celebrate our Tauira Rata achievements.

    Eligibility

    Nominees must:

    • identify as Māori,
    • be currently enrolled at Medical School at either the University of Auckland or Otago,
    • be a current financial member of Te ORA,
    • be available to attend the Te ORA Hui ā-Tau Awards Ceremony.

    Nominators must:

    • be a current financial member of Te ORA
    • provide supporting information of how the nominee meets the awards criteria, no more than 250 – 300 words.

    Nominations will be accepted at anytime of the year leading into Hui a-Tau.  Communications around time-frames will be sent out to all financial members via ePanui.

    All nominations will be considered by Te ORA Awards Committee whose decision is final.  The will be presented at the Te ORA Hui a-Tau Awards Committee.

    The successful students will be presented with their award at the Te ORA Hui-a-Tau by PHARMAC and Te ORA representatives, each year.

     

     

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