Former OzTREKK student interns at Queensland hospital
Former OzTREKKer Cameron Bowers had a dream to become a doctor. Thanks to her persistence and dedication, she’s fulfilled that dream!
Once an OzTREKK Student Ambassador, Cameron began her studies at Griffith University Medical School in January 2019. Now, she’s an intern at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland.
The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital is a medium metropolitan adult facility providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital’s newest interns, doctors Victoria Allan, Cameron Bowers, and Andrew Hall have travelled across states and even oceans to achieve their dream.
For these three interns, the journey from South Africa, Canada, and Western Australia respectively represented an exciting move to continue their clinical education at QEII.
While the three new doctors have different back stories, they share a common interest in advancing healthcare services.
“I wanted to gain a broader understanding across specialties which is why I decided to continue at QEII rather than return home to Canada,” said Dr Bowers. “Here, I have the opportunity to learn a variety of different specialties before deciding where I want to focus.”
Growing up in South Africa, Dr. Allen knew she wanted to help people. “I witnessed the disparity between socio-economic classes to access healthcare services. I knew that I wanted to go into medicine and be a part of changing that.”
QEII’s reputation for clinical training and diverse career opportunities impressed the trio, all wanting to remain within Metro South Health to broaden their clinical knowledge and develop critical skills.
For Dr Hall, it’s the people and the community support that made the decision for him: “The people that you work with at QEII are lovely. Even at this early stage where I haven’t worked out exactly what path in medicine I want to take, there’s a confidence knowing that I have options and will find something I am passionate about.”
This story was originally published by Metro South Health.
Read Cameron’s blog, Life doesn’t stop when you’re in medical school!
About the Griffith University Doctor of Medicine
The Griffith University School of Medicine is known for its innovation and excellence in medical research and education. Through problem-based learning, small-group practical and clinical skills sessions and extensive clinical placements, you will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern.
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: January each year
Learn more about the Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medicine Admissions Officer at email@example.com for more information.