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Image - UNSW med student sees impacts of climate change on one of Pacific’s most vulnerable island-nations
Medical student Georgia Diebold feels that working with people in fields outside of health, often leads to much better ideas and solutions - especially when dealing with complex issues like climate change and how it relates to healthcare. The RCS Port Macquarie student has just returned back from a... more
Image - With his inspiring grandmother and rich cultural heritage, Indigenous student Ryan Pieters overcomes odds to study medicine
Indigenous medical student Ryan Pieters decided he wanted to become a doctor after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 14. He became friends with his paediatrician who opened him up to the world of medicine, and he is now pursuing his dream to become a doctor. The UNSW student... more
Image - Erica sees that good doctors need intelligence and compassion on her rural placement
Rural student Erica Longhurst has just come back from a one week placement in Cootamundra, in the state’s south-west. Although only five days, Erica says she had an amazing time, and got an insight into the unique connection rural GPs form with their tight-knit communities. Erica, who is a UNSW... more
Image - New hub just what the doctor ordered
GREAT news for Wauchope – Stage 1 of the Good Shepherd Medical Centre is expected to open in August. Dr Cherif Meena has been directing the expansion of services and centres in our local area, including the training of future GP registrars and overseas trained doctors. Initially opening in... more
Image - See dazzling rural photos shot by UNSW medical students
UNSW's Rural Clinical School 2016 Photo Comp is now in full swing. You can check out all the dazzling photos rolling in from our students right now at our Facebook page. Click here to see more, or if you're a UNSW rural medical student or a local medical student on rural placement send us your pics... more
Image - "Don't sell yourself short" – No limits to Indigenous medical horizons
At age 16 Riley Bennett was told by a high school adviser he should train as a baker. Setting his sights higher, the Indigenous student has seized his opportunities and is now studying to become a doctor. The Port Macquarie local, in the third year of his medical degree at UNSW, says he never... more
Image - Riley’s Indigenous culture and drive to help people inspire him to study medicine
Indigenous student Riley Bennett was told by his high school careers advisor that he should train as a baker, but now he is studying medicine at UNSW. The Port Macquarie local and surf lifesaver talks about how his late grandmother – who was a medicine-woman in the Barunga community in south-west... more
Image - Morgan sees highs and lows of working in reconstructive surgery in resource-poor Fiji
Barossa Valley local Morgan Haines has just returned from a medical placement in Fiji, working with charities Avant and Interplast. Morgan tells us how her trip gave her an insight into the oft’ challenging world of reconstructive surgery in a resource-limited environment. The UNSW medical student... more
Image - South Coast local pursues career in rural medicine
UNSW rural student Simon O’Neill has always loved the science of the human body, and has always dreamed of helping people in need. In his first year of medicine at UNSW, the south coast local is now pursing that dream on his journey to becoming a doctor. Simon tells us more: Where did you grow up?... more
Image - Emma Mason goes from working in HIV/AIDS in Sydney to seeing healthcare in rural India on her electives
From raising awareness on HIV/AIDS at World AIDS Day in Sydney to seeing how healthcare is carried out in rural southern India, Emma Mason’s two electives covered it all. The Coffs Harbour Rural Clinical School student did her placements first at a sexual health clinic in Sydney and then in a... more

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