Students revel in rural life

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Some of the State’s top medical students will spend the next year getting to know more about medicine and life in Albany.

Ten students from the University of WA and the University of Notre Dame will participate in the Rural Clinical School of WA program, working with local GPs and Albany Health Campus while also getting involved with the community.

The students are in their third year of a medicine post-graduate course and have the opportunity to be posted at several locations throughout the State including Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Esperance and Geraldton.

Albany student representative Matt Davidson said there were several benefits associated with studying rurally. “You see what your medicine does,” he said. “In Perth, people come in and you watch what happens to them and they leave and you never hear about them again.

“But here, you know you’re making that difference because you can see it in the community.”

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