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Image - UNSW lecturer needs help to build hospital in earthquake-affected Nepal
UNSW lecturer Dr Ray Hodgson needs help to construct a new hospital for women and children in a remote earthquake-ravaged part of Nepal. For the past 16 years, the Gynaecologist and Obstetrician has travelled to Nepal, and other developing regions, helping provide medical care to poor and... more
Image - UNSW PhD student explores genetic aging in rural populations
UNSW final year PhD candidate Yuling Zhou was lucky enough to be selected to attend an “invite only” excellence in the life science (EMBO) international conference in Singapore recently. Held at Nanyang Technological University, the international conference investigated the exciting field of... more
Image - Korean interns help foster Australian-Korean collaboration in medical research
UNSW Rural Clinical School's Research Division is hosting two Korean interns for 7 weeks. The interns, Korean university students Woo-Jung Kim and Jeehye Choi, have been looking into boosting collaboration between Korea and Australia in areas like stem cell research and nutrition in rural areas.... more
Image - Order of Australia honour for RCS Adjunct A/Prof Dr Paul Mara
A long career of service to the Gundagai community and rural and remote areas has led to Dr Paul Mara being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Dr Mara - who is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW Rural Clinical School's Wagga campus - and his wife Virginia, also a GP, have been... more
Image - UNSW grad is Wagga’s Young Citizen of the Year
WAGGA’S Young Citizen of the Year, UNSW alumna Hannah Kempton, says it is a great testament to the strength of the community that it could acknowledge a newcomer. Dr Kempton, who graduated from the Rural Clinical School's Wagga campus last year, was recognised for her promotion of rural medicine... more
Image - Med grad's time at rural campus inspires her to be intern in Port Macquarie
SOPHIE Chatterton's Port Macquarie experience as a medical student enticed her back as an intern. Ten medical graduates this week started their one-year internship at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. Dr Chatterton is among them after a two-year stint at the University of NSW Rural Clinical School Port... more
Image - Sparkie Turned Aspiring Surgeon Is Among Record 8 Indigenous Medicine Graduates At UNSW
A former sparkie is one of a record eight indigenous students to graduate from the University of NSW's medicine degree this week. Byron Bay local and Torres Strait Islander Justin Keevers told The Huffington Post Australia the sparkie life was missing something and he enrolled in medicine through... more
Image - Working with Solomon Islands medical team is medicine in its purest form
Rural Clinical School conjoint Dr Jan Snow was hesitant to go on her first medical tour of the Solomon Islands back in 2013. Just back from her third tour, she now says that the experience is akin to practising medicine in its “purest form”. Dr Snow took time out to tell us more about her medical... more
Image - Aboriginal surgeon and RCS academic Kelvin Kong to speak at Port Stephens Australia Day event
UNSW alumnus and current Rural Clinical School academic Associate Professor Kelvin Kong was one of the first Indigenous doctors to graduate from UNSW after entering medicine through UNSW's Indigenous Entry into Medicine scheme. He has been named the 2016 Australia Day ambassador for Port Stephens.... more
Image - New indigenous doctors celebrate their graduation with a visions of the future
HAVE you ever been treated by an indigenous doctor? If not, your chance just increased thanks to a record eight indigenous doctors-in-training graduating from UNSW this week. Among the new graduates is western Sydney’s Brendan Phillips who will start his internship at Nepean Hospital next year. Mr... more

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