Kruki Indigenous Summer School

An opportunity for prospective Aboriginal students to experience life as a medical student

Summer school dates: Monday, 28 October – Friday 1 November 2019

Kruki (pronounced Croc-i) is the Anaiwan word for medicine man.


The Kruki Indigenous Summer School was created to give prospective Aboriginal students an insight into studying medicine in Armidale through the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

The JMP is delivered at the University of New England and the University of Newcastle, and supported by the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Area Health Service.

Throughout the Kruki Summer School, various activities and workshops provided participants with “a week in the life of a year 1 medical student”. Our aim was to build confidence, motivation and demystify the study of medicine for Aboriginal students.

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The Kruki Summer School was funded through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, Department of Education and Training.
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.
University of New England CRICOS Provider Number 00003G.