The Margaret Brown Prize for Contribution to a Rural Community is awarded to the medical student who has made the most significant contribution to a rural community during their studies in the Flinders MD. The prize is sponsored by Flinders Rural Health SA.

Nominations close in July each year and applications should be submitted to Kathryn Sylvia.

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Who is Margaret Brown?

Margaret Brown (pictured) is a consumer representative who has been part of the Flinders RHSA Community Advisory Board since its inception.

In 2006, Marg was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community through advocacy roles representing the interests of health care consumers in rural and remote areas and for contributions to policy development.

Marg continues to be available as the rural liaison person and visits students on a semi-formal basis. She is also available to provide mentoring, support and links into the community for students who wish to establish a community engagement project in their region. Students are encouraged to contact Marg to discuss any ideas they have regarding the manner in which they can add value to the communities in which they are placed.

Marg lives on a grazing and grain property at Mulpata in the Murray Mallee.