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Students inspired to forge future medical careers

Prospective medicine student BBQ

Prospective first year medicine students explored pathways towards becoming a doctor during an engaging event in Burnie on Tuesday, 9 January.

The University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School hosted an informal barbecue for young people in the North-West who are considering a career in medicine.

Students who have received an offer to study the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery attended the event to learn more about the degree.

Director of the Rural Clinical School Dr Lizzi Shires said the barbecue also allowed prospective students and their families to discover the higher education experience.

“The event offers opportunities to engage with existing students and staff to help attendees make an informed decision about commencing the course,” Dr Shires said.

“We share information about accommodation, scholarships and details of the Rural Application Process (RAP), an alternative pathway into medicine which provides practical and financial support.

“Future students can also tour our facilities while discovering what the North-West offers for their final clinical years and beyond, after they have graduated as doctors.”

The event was also attended by interns from the North-West Regional Hospital who completed their study at the Rural Clinical School.

Pictured: Prospective first year medical students alongside local students commencing their second year of study and North-West medical interns.

Published on: 12 Jan 2018 2:07pm