Faculty of Health

Fostering future medical careers

Future surgeons learned how to forge successful pathways into the medical profession at welcome events held in the University’s Rural and Launceston Clinical Schools.

Each year, the Rural Clinical School in Burnie and the Launceston Clinical School, put on a barbecue to celebrate and welcome students who received an offer to study a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery.

Co-Director of the Rural Clinical School Dr Lizzi Shires said it was an opportunity to start a conversation with the young students and their parents about the diverse experiences and opportunities offered in the course.

“We designed this annual event to help prospective students prepare for life as a medical student. They meet medical students to hear what the degree and university life is really like,” Dr Shires said.

Deputy Director at the Launceston Clinical School, Associate Professor Jan Radford, said the event gives both the new students and their families an opportunity to learn more about the course first hand from students who have gone before.  

“We have students from first, second and third year come along as well as some of our wonderful interns, who have completed their degrees with Launceston Clinical School and are now doctors at the Launceston General Hospital,” Associate Professor Jan Radford said.

The events also provide information about accommodation options and scholarships.