Frederic (Ric) Bouvier Honours Scholarship applications now open

An exciting opportunity exists for students wishing to advance their research skills in paramedicine through the Frederic (Ric) Bouvier Honours Scholarship. Students will be mentored by experienced research supervisors from the Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice over the course of the Honours Program.

Who is Dr Frederic (Ric) Bouvier?
Ric was an icon in the evolution of ambulance services and the paramedic as a health professional in Australia. He has previously been honoured by the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for his leadership in this area. Apart from his engagement and support of his community in the Latrobe Valley where he lived and practiced most of his professional life, he was the co-initiator of the Latrobe Valley Ambulance Service, and member of its committee for over 25 years and was President of Victorian Ambulance Services Association for 25 years. Importantly, Ric helped establish Ambulance Officer School at Geelong in 1961.

Ric established the direction for Ambulance Officer education over his career, and remained a member of the Ambulance Officers’ Training College (AOTC) Advisory Committee. He lectured and examined at the AOTC for many years and influenced the advancement of the clinical practice of Ambulance Officers and their engagement in the community. In the late 1960s, he was ahead of his time in advocating that Ambulance Officers “should have an education equivalent to that of nurses”, and was a strong supporter of the Institute of Ambulance Officers Association. Without the leadership of people like Ric, paramedic education and scholarship would not have reached the standards it as at today in Victoria and Australia.

The scholarship
Students will receive a $9050 scholarship to undertake a selected Honours project over 12 months (commencing 24 July 2017).

Eligibility criteria

  1. Entry to this Honours degree will require completion of all requirements for the award of the past degree of Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) with an average of 70% or higher in at least 24 credit points at third year level.
  2. For acceptance into the Honours degree, applications from graduates of the Monash Bachelor of Emergency Health or graduates with paramedic degrees from other universities will need to demonstrate that they have achieved and appropriate academic standard to the above.
  3. Students must maintain academic progress, full time study, and meet the eligibility criteria throughout the period of the Honours project.

How to apply
Send an email to joanne.tymms@monash.edu that includes:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of your resume
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript.

Applications may also be sent by post to:
Ms Joanne Tymms
C/-DCEHPP Monash University
Peninsula Campus, VIC 3199

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm Monday 10 July 2017.