Indigenous enrolments in health programs at Monash University reach new high

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More Indigenous students than ever are studying health programs at Monash University, with a 52 per cent boost in the total number of Indigenous students studying in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences this year.

Overall, the University now has 70 per cent more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and postgraduate students than in 2008, rising from 102 to 173 enrolments in 2016.

At the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, thirty-two Indigenous students have enrolled in 2017, taking the total number to 67 - up from 44 in 2014.

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Christina Mitchell, said she was