Dr Ariah Steel — A Rural Convert
Participating on the NSW Rural Doctors Network was a “no brainer” for Dr Ariah Steel, who says she was attracted to the program because of the wide experience she’d gain as well as the financial support. Dr Steel had started out dreaming of being a presenter on a TV travel show, but after doing work experience with an orthopaedic surgeon her mind was instantly changed. Now happily ensconced in the Murrumbidgee Rural Generalist Training Pathway, Dr Steel says that, in spite of growing up in the city, she’s now a complete convert to rural life due to the freedom and flexibility it has given her. In fact, she says she’ll never live in a major city again.