YOUNG DOCTORS IN THE MAKING HEAD TO THE BUSH

BATHURST MP Paul Toole has today welcomed a group of 16 medical students from the Western Sydney University Medical School to the region.

Mr Toole said this is the 10th intake of medical students to come here from the University and are presently half way through year four of their five year course.

“They are in their final clinical years at university and will be here for the next 12 months,” Mr Toole said.

“While on placement in the bush they will undergo GP training as well as having a focus on Indigenous health, critical care, paediatrics, medicine, surgery, oncology and mental health.”

Mr Toole said that while the budding young medicos still have a while to go before they graduate, one aim of the rural placement is to encourage the student doctors to consider a job in a regional location when they are qualified.  “They have also been invited to a mayoral reception on Thursday 11th July to welcome them to the community,” Mr Toole said.