Monash Medical alumna, Dr Tarinee Kuchal, receives inaugural Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship

Monash Medical alumna, Dr Tarinee Kucchal is one of twenty recipients of the inaugural Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships. Recipients are all outstanding, thoughtful, imaginative young Australians, committed to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation through study at the world’s best overseas universities.

Dr Tarinee Kuchal is a medical practitioner and public health professional from Melbourne who obtained her medical degree from Monash University (2008 - 2012) and has worked at the Austin and Alfred Hospitals. She is passionate about global health, systems strengthening, last-mile service delivery, cancer screening and prevention, innovative financing for healthcare, and global health diplomacy. She is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland and simultaneously works as the first Australian research fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, where she focuses on increasing access to surgical, obstetric and critical care in austere settings.

With her World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, she will pursue a Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to equip her to translate her public health research into real-world change, with particular focus on Australia’s indigenous communities and the Asia Pacific.

In her spare time, Tarinee enjoys travelling, hiking, and tennis.

About the Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship

Each recipient is supported with funding of up to AUD$85,000 p.a for one, two and in select cases three years of coursework and/or research. It is expected that the scholars, already community leaders and high achievers in their respective fields, will go on to make significant contributions to Australian society in their chosen careers.

Approximately 100 students applied for the scholarship, with a prerequisite that they had already been accepted into a graduate program at a world-leading overseas institution.

The scholars were selected by a panel of eminent Australians chaired by NSW Solicitor General Michael Sexton SC and including members of the Ramsay Centre Executive and Board. Selection criteria included strength of character, leadership, and service; academic achievement; future goals; and a commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation.

The scholarships have been made possible through the generosity of the late Paul Ramsay AO. Paul Ramsay founded Ramsay Healthcare and was also a regional television pioneer, building stations that today form the Prime Television Network.

Known as a ‘man for others’ Paul Ramsay always wanted to give back to his country and fellow Australians and had a profound sense of gratitude for the opportunities Australia had afforded him, as one of many countries that had benefited from being part of the long continuum of Western civilisation. He wanted younger Australians to share that appreciation by learning more about our heritage and to take the lead in passing that knowledge onto others.

These scholarships in his name support our future leaders to do just that, by supporting their graduate study at the world’s best overseas universities.

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Monash University is Australia’s largest university with more than 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its foundation, it has developed a reputation for world-leading high-impact research, quality teaching, and inspiring innovation.

With four campuses in Australia and a presence in Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of the most internationalised Australian universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical faculty in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we consistently rank in the top 50 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

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