George Kirolus — A dedicated journey to rural medicine
Medical student George Kirolus was sold on medicine as a youngster, when, with wide eyes, he watched the calming impact his GP father had on a family with a sick child. In this episode, George shares his journey to medicine via a rural student pathway. He discusses how medicine's combination of diagnostic skills, teaching opportunities, and community impact have resonated with him, and have been a fulfilling result of a challenging application process. He emphasizes the value of balance between study and well-being, especially in the context of being fit and able to provide empathetic patient care. George also outlines the advantages of a rural lifestyle, including a strong sense of community, easier commutes, and reduced costs of living.