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Meet me in Menindee – how Chelsey Avers learned independence by working with others18
Meet me in Menindee – how Chelsey Avers learned independence by working with others
Chelsey Avers spent a month in the emergency department of the tiny outback NSW town of Menindee –112 km south-east of Broken Hill. With no regular onsite doctor, Chelsey soon applied the skills...
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Laura Beaumont’s tips for getting into medicine - follow your dream and enjoy the journey!17
Laura Beaumont’s tips for getting into medicine - follow your dream and enjoy the journey!
Laura Beaumont’s life-long dream of becoming a doctor is on a road to reality as she completes her third year as a medical student at the University of Western Sydney. Her enthusiasm inspired her...
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Don’t let imposter syndrome – or anything else! – destroy your dream. Samantha Boog’s journey from pharmacy to medicine16
Don’t let imposter syndrome – or anything else! – destroy your dream. Samantha Boog’s journey from pharmacy to medicine
Samantha Boog’s dream to study medicine has had many a twist and turn. At school, she was told her marks wouldn’t be good enough – so she opted for pharmacy. Then she started having epileptic fits...
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Turning the magic of medicine into reality15
Turning the magic of medicine into reality
When Harry Gaffney was a young boy, medicine seemed like magic. He visited a doctor for a chronic ailment and suddenly, presto, problem fixed! Harry was hooked. Doctors were liked magicians and...
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From Zimbabwe to Whyalla and beyond – fulfilling a lifelong dream in medicine14
From Zimbabwe to Whyalla and beyond – fulfilling a lifelong dream in medicine
Tapiwa Mativenga was just seven years old when she and her family uprooted from Zimbabwe to settle in Wyalla, in South Australia. But already at this young age, Tapiwa had made up her mind. She was...
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But what if I failed? Dr Emma Byrne’s determined journey to qualification13
But what if I failed? Dr Emma Byrne’s determined journey to qualification
Emma Byrne – Doctor Emma Byrne now - was far from sure that she had “what it takes” to become a doctor. But a serious bike accident, followed by a year of ongoing medical treatment, gave her plenty...
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Balancing family and study – the challenges of a mature-age student12
Balancing family and study – the challenges of a mature-age student
Lucas Quinn spent years as a nurse before finally making the switch to medical school. As a mature-age student it has been a steep learning curve. Life’s a challenge as Luke strives to...
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From teacher to doctor: Joseph Beaton’s journey to rural medical school11
From teacher to doctor: Joseph Beaton’s journey to rural medical school
A few short years ago, Joseph Beaton was a teacher. But things weren’t right, he wasn’t satisfied in his career choice. He had already given up on the idea of being a pilot, a radio DJ or even a...
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From Pakistan to Mildura – Kumail Jaffry’s childhood dream to save lives10
From Pakistan to Mildura – Kumail Jaffry’s childhood dream to save lives
When Hazara-born Kumail Jaffry was a young boy, recently arrived from Pakistan and on holiday with his family, his youngest brother dropped boiling water on his legs requiring an urgent dash to...
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A winding path to the supreme privilege of becoming a doctor9
A winding path to the supreme privilege of becoming a doctor
Growing up with a GP mother as her role model, studying medicine could have seemed like an obvious choice for Amy Thwaites. But it didn’t cross her mind.  A career in performing arts took...
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The many pathways to medicine – trust the process and take your time!8
The many pathways to medicine – trust the process and take your time!
Joseph Freeman has taken a circuitous route to studying medicine and his advice to others is not to panic if you don’t get into medical school first time. There are so many different ways to get...
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Making room for perspective – lessons from Lachlan Carroll, a 3rd year medical student in Mildura7
Making room for perspective – lessons from Lachlan Carroll, a 3rd year medical student in Mildura
No calling from a young age, no chemistry in high school, yet Lachlan Carroll is now a third year Monash undergraduate studying in Mildura and he’s embracing his medical career. But he was slow off...
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Resilience and a “go for it” spirit: attributes that count for Lily Hogan, a girl from the Riverina6
Resilience and a “go for it” spirit: attributes that count for Lily Hogan, a girl from the Riverina
When Lily Hogan was growing up on her family’s sheep and cropping farm at Bethunga in the Riverina, she had no-one to influence her towards medicine. But the idea started to dawn on her while she...
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Passion and perseverance – Leah-Monique Dowling's winning combo for a tough journey to medicine5
Passion and perseverance – Leah-Monique Dowling's winning combo for a tough journey to medicine
She was told to lower her sights, that medicine was too big a stretch. But that just made Leah-Monique Dowling all the more determined to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor – and...
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It takes all sorts – Angus McGinness, a Dubbo boy's journey to medicine4
It takes all sorts – Angus McGinness, a Dubbo boy's journey to medicine
Radiography seemed likely, then there was a stab at architecture. But it was medicine that finally attracted Angus McGinness to his long term career. His biggest message: you don’t have to be...
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From saxophone to stethoscope – Anna Leckie’s journey from music to rural medicine3
From saxophone to stethoscope – Anna Leckie’s journey from music to rural medicine
What do you do when you love jazz saxophone and you love medicine? Both, of course! That’s what Anna Leckie did in pursuing a first degree in music before heading straight into medicine. Now she...
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“How lucky am I to be here” – Imogen Hines’ journey of fate to rural medicine2
“How lucky am I to be here” – Imogen Hines’ journey of fate to rural medicine
How does a city girl and professional cyclist find a passion for rural medicine – and how could not speaking Norwegian change an entire career path? But that’s been the case for one student whose...
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Unwavering - Bree Gardoll, the girl from Goondiwindi1
Unwavering - Bree Gardoll, the girl from Goondiwindi
Even in primary school Bree Gardoll had started thinking about being a doctor. There were no doctors in her Goondiwindi family but with the encouragement of family and friends, and with a lot of...
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