Why some Indigenous doctors are hiding their identity

Some Indigenous doctors are hiding their identity from colleagues out of fear of bullying and racist stereotyping.

More than 280 Aborignal and Torres Straight Islanders have become doctors since Professor Helen Milroy (pictured) graduated as the country's first just 34 years ago.

But a survey of 53 members of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) suggests half experience racism in their workplace almost every day.

Five say they are afraid to even tell people they are Indigenous.

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