Rees Telford: Finding Medicine as a Destination
Rees Telford is a medical student on a mission to encourage others to study and work in regional and rural Australia. Growing up in Cairns and later studying on the Sunshine Coast, Rees describes how his interest in medicine was sparked while at high school by his desire for a constantly evolving career. Rees, who is the first in his family to go to university, discusses how he lucked into a valuable role as a medical scribe in an emergency department. He also delves into his third-year research project, which focuses on this podcast's impact on promoting rural general practice. Rees's recommendations for making the podcast more accessible highlight his commitment to encouraging medical students to consider rural medicine. He emphasizes the importance of work-life balance and advises listeners to maximize their life outside of medicine.