The first ever Indigenous orthopaedic surgeon
Only two fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons currently identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. This is out of 4800 surgeons currently practising in Australia.
Last week Dr Murray and another trainee, who is working in New Zealand to become an otologist, won the RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SET Trainee One Year Scholarship — an event that went almost entirely unreported, despite its catchy title.
Once Dr Murray completes his training to become an orthopedic surgeon he will have smashed through what is arguably the highest — not to mention palest — glass ceiling in the land.