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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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