Stories & media releases

    Stories & media releases

    An adventure in emergency medicine

    For working mum and Emergency Medicine registrar Dr Farah Aziz, having a work-life balance was a critical factor for choosing where to complete her medical training. And according to Dr Aziz, she found it at Mount Isa in northwest Queensland. ...

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    Making a difference in families’ lives

    The resilience of children is a daily source of inspiration to Dr Natalee Williamson in her work at Townsville University Hospital. A dual trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Dr Williamson is completing her advanced training in general paediatrics as well as neonatal and perinatal medicine. “In the Neonatal Unit it is an absolute privilege to be able to look after a baby on what might be the scariest day of a parent's life, and to try to make that day just a b...

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    A global journey from Kenya to Mackay for international intern

    Originally hailing from Kenya, relocating to Canada and then to North Queensland, JCU medical graduate Dr Shivam Khanna has undertaken a journey across the globe in his quest to become a rural generalist doctor. “I grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and then went to pursue an undergraduate degree in sciences in Canada. About midway through my degree I realised that I actually wanted to do medicine. I really enjoyed studying human physiology and anatomy and I’ve wanted to help people. “H...

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    Life and medicine in the Burdekin

    Fishing, family, cane fires and fast-paced clinical work: that’s what Dr Ben Lawry calls paradise. Dr Lawry is the medical superintendent at the Ayr Hospital and JCU GP supervisor. He made the decision to set down roots in the Burdekin early in his career. He knew deep down rural medicine was for him after graduating from JCU. While interning at the Townsville Hospital he experienced a number of specialties and discovered he loved the variety Rural Generalism offered. “I wanted to do...

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    Cutting-edge technology for urology surgery at Cairns

    While the surgical speciality of urology may not be an obvious choice for many junior doctors, for Dr Munad Khan it is one that offers both many challenges and rewards. “Choosing urology was something that happened gradually over a period of time as a junior doctor. What we do in the operating theatre tends to be quite varied and I like the ability to use different operating modalities which brings its own challenges but also rewards. “I have also always had an interest in working wi...

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