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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
Image - Josh gets insight into rich culture of Yolngu people and remote NT's healthcare system
Coffs Harbour RCS student Josh Mortimer is just back from an eight week elective in Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory’s East Arnhem Land. During his elective, Josh got an insight into the culture of the Yolngu people of the Nhulunbuy region, and the unique healthcare issues they face in this... more
Image - Wagga students fly high above remote QLD and get insight into its healthcare system
Year 5 Wagga students Jessica Elmasry and Elaine Ng recently travelled with Dr Paul Mara, from Gundagai Medical Centre, across rural Queensland with his accreditation team. Jessica and Elaine took some time out to talk about their adventures flying high above QLD in a cramped 6-seater plane and the... more
Image - Monish’s elective sees him go from trauma care in Johannesburg to flying above Serengeti Plains in a hot air balloon
UNSW rural student Monish Maharaj recently completed his electives in South Africa and Tanzania. Monish talks about working in areas that often lack access to basic healthcare, and struggle with political instability and poverty – exploring the resilience with which local communities face these... more
Image - Wagga UNSW medical student Lucy McMullen lands prestigious award
A WAGGA medical student has landed a prestigious award. Lucy McMullen was this week announced as the inaugural Golden Heart Award recipient after emerging as the most outstanding medical student at a recent skills day at the UNSW Rural Clinical School. She completed high school in Wagga before... more
Image - Electives in a tropical Caribbean nation and Australia’s top end, UNSW med student had adventures galore
Final year Rural Clinical School Albury student Sophie Alpen has just returned from two electives – one in Belize, Central America, and one in Darwin. Sophie tells us about her amazing medical and travel experiences in the tropical Caribbean nation of Belize, and in Darwin, which she says is... more
Image - Nurses' amazing work recognised at Wagga RCS campus
DESPITE treating hundreds of patients during her time at Wagga’s hospital, Karyn Bowering is still touched by each of their stories. "There's been lots of patients I’ve had over the years that I remember specifically, but you really connect with all of them in some way,” Mrs Bowering said. “You don... more
Image - South Australian rural students talks about her unique journey into UNSW medicine, and her passion for equal rights
First year rural medical student Dayna Duncan loved growing up on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, and is passionate about LGBT equality, feminism, racism and religious freedom. Dayna talks about what drove her to study medicine, and her own unique pathway into medicine at UNSW: Where did you... more
Image - New rural student says spending time at his family’s Nepali restaurant inspired him to be a doctor… Here’s how:
New Rural Clinical School student Arun Shrestha discovered his love of medicine when he was a kid, chatting to the local doctors that gathered at his family’s local Nepali restaurant in Moruya on the NSW south coast. Arun took some time out from his busy schedule to talk about his Nepalese... more