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Exploring new regions makes for exceptional experience


The Medical Education Unit within Mater Education plays a pivotal role in educating and training Junior Doctors, and recently supported Junior House Officer, Natanya, through a six week regional placement at Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg. 

“Being part of the Mater community means that you have the opportunity to operate in both metro and regional areas. Last year, I got onto the Rural Generalist Training Program, so I have a keen interest in rural medicine and I am very eager to take any opportunity possible to work in regional areas whilst also being able to complete my core terms in Brisbane.”

Assisting in theatre for various cases such as Orthopaedics and Gynaecology has given Natanya invaluable experience as she continues her training to become a Rural Generalist with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

“The consultants and Visiting Medical Officer’s I have worked with are very eager teachers. I have gained many vital skills and increased my knowledge from spending one-on-one time with them.”

“I’ve had such a great experience in Bundaberg and have had learning opportunities that would be hard to come by in a metropolitan hospital. It’s also great to have a change of pace from the city and have a new region to explore!”

Pictured: Junior doctor Natanya, as she continues her training to become a Rural Generalist.