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Gaining specialist skills for communities in need
Fri, 7 Jun 2019
For Dr Pradeesha Hettiarachchi, the chance to make a difference and give back to the north Queensland community is one of the biggest drivers of his career.

The road to achievement
Fri, 24 May 2019
James Cook University (JCU) dentistry graduate, Dr Niels Kirsten, is an unassuming trail-blazer with an “A” for tenacity.

A born and bred north Queensland Paediatrician
Wed, 8 May 2019
For Townsville Hospital paediatrician Jason Yates, it was the relationships he was able to develop with his patients that confirmed his love of the specialty.

Fast track to country doctor career
Fri, 2 Nov 2018
JCU’s unique medical experience is fast-tracking Tom Currie’s ability to achieve his ambition to work as a Rural Generalist in a country town.

Make a difference in PNG
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
You’ve done the Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree at JCU - now how can you apply what you have learnt? Two JCU alumni doctors - Dr Merrilee Frankish and Dr Matt Kelly found Australian Doctors International (ADI) the answer. ADI is an Australian charity that works to strengthen health services in rural and remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG). PNG was selected for ADI’s focus as it is a close neighbour of Australia with significant health needs that we’re in a position to help with.

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