Equipped with the skills to hit the ground running
My final year of medical school was the best for both my personal and professional growth. Not worrying about exams reduced my stress and allowed me to focus more on my clinical involvement and development. I spent the first 20 weeks of my final year in Atherton Tablelands and the rest at the Mackay Base Hospital. At Atherton Hospital, I got the opportunity to improve my confidence in consulting patients, clinical reasoning and performing procedural skills. At Mackay Base Hospital, I completed emergency medicine, anaesthetics, respiratory medicine and mental health. I gained valuable skills that I will use as an intern and throughout my career. Overall, JCU has equipped me with the foundations to start my new career as a doctor. I now aspire to further my knowledge and skills and be the best doctor I can be for my patients.
A lifestyle of making memories
I was never bored outside the hospital. On my Atherton placement I spent my weekends exploring the beautiful Tablelands, from waterfalls to tea farms to fresh food markets in nearby towns. It was so much fun that my friend and I recorded a dance at some of the popular destinations at the tablelands (check out the video!).
Straight to work where I am needed
I am completing my internship with the Mater Private Hospital Townsville. As a Mater intern, I get the opportunity to work in private, public (Townsville University Hospital) and rural (Mount Isa) hospitals. I am always looking for ways to develop new skills and experience new environments. I am grateful for this opportunity and am looking forward to providing my services to the Townsville and Mount Isa communities.
To those commencing the medical profession, the journey will pose its challenges and trials but with good study-life balance, perseverance and resilience, it will all be worth it in the end!