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.
UNE Kruki — Summer Camp for indigenous students
The Kruki Summer Camp was organised by the School of Rural Medicine is for Indigenous school students in Years 9–12. The School acknowledges the importance of place in people's health and Indigenous knowledge in the role of health practice.
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.
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.