Above: The medical students who visited Cowra . . . firsthand look at a country setting.
MEDICAL student Sarah Wood says she’ll definitely consider working in a country town like Cowra when she graduates from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
Ms Wood was among ANU 36 second-year medical students who visited Cowra on Wednesday to gain firsthand experience on what it would be like to practice in a rural setting.
“It’s unlike anything you would get in a city environment,” Ms Wood has told CCN Editor, Garry Starr, in an exclusive interview.
Fellow student Joel McVey also took part in the interview, saying he’s amazed at the skill set that a country doctor has to have to operate effectively.
“The range of procedures they have to carry out, and the range of diseases they have to face, is unbelievable,” he says.
“The overarching feeling I gained from Cowra is how friendly the people we met have been toward us.”
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The students’ visit was organised by Cowra GP and senior ANU medical lecturer, Dr Louise Baker.