Med students ready to learn in Karratha

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Karratha Rural Clinic School students Nino Antonucci, Aharon Friedland, Beth Lamb, Seth McKenna and Tim Stoate.
Camera IconKarratha Rural Clinic School students Nino Antonucci, Aharon Friedland, Beth Lamb, Seth McKenna and Tim Stoate. Credit: Picture: Caitlyn Watts

Karratha’s Rural Clinical School has welcomed its new cohort of passionate medical students as they undertake valuable training across the Pilbara.

Aharon Friedland, Seth McKenna, Beth Lamb, Tim Stoate and Nino Antonucci will gain on-the-job, practical experience and learn from the region’s best medical practitioners.

“It’s a huge opportunity to learn so many different things as opposed to being in metro. It’s a huge opportunity to understand rural Australia,” Mr Friedland said.

“We also get to have a real exposure and get to see close up the health challenges and health disparities that face rural towns and get to immerse ourselves in that and see what services are missing from the rural setting compared to the metropolitan,” Mr Stoate said.

The students are also looking forward to opportunities outside the medical field by participating in a range of community sports including football, soccer, and golf.

They also hope to make the most of the Pilbara lifestyle by exploring their new backyard, going on camping and fishing trips, and meeting new people.

“It’s a great opportunity for community engagement. I think we are all looking forward particular to that,” Mr Antonucci said.

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