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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.

JCU Medicine Alumna on the path to being a rural doctor
Fri, 25 May 2018
"I’m originally from Beaudesert. I boarded at The Rockhampton Grammar School before venturing further north again to study medicine in Townsville and Cairns.

JCU Pharmacy helping create herd immunity
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
A low uptake of vaccinations is an ongoing global issue and in 2013 there were record numbers of influenza cases in Australia. One way some countries have helped combat this issue is by  pharmacists providing vaccinations within their communities to increase accessibility.

From Cairns to Oxford: JCU graduate striving to improve outcomes in chronic kidney disease
Wed, 7 Mar 2018
James Cook University Medicine alumnus, Dr Brendon Neuen is determined to prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) and improve the lives of those who suffer from it.

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