Cowra and Young have been enjoying the company of 20 first year ANU medical students as part of their rural week.
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Ten of the students have been visiting Cowra before swapping with the other students in Young.
For many of the students this is their initial week of clinical work in a rural setting.
The students have had the opportunity to sit in with GP’s and other allied health staff including the mental health nurse.
Doctor Louise Baker said the students rural week gives them a chance to see the limitations and benefits of rural medicine and a grater understanding of the role a doctor has in the country.
They get to see the limitations of rural health but also the benefits.- Doctor Louise Baker
Doctor Baker also thanked Cowra’s third year medical students for their help with the first year students.
“We have two third year medical students Bryn and John who have been helping the first years, so hopefully this will encouraging the first years to come bake in two years time”.
It hasn’t been all work for the students though, with the first years given the opportunity to visit Japanese garden, Prisoner of War camp and the war cemetery.
Dr Baker also said the students had been kindly hosted at the Corwa Van park for the duration of their stay.
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