Medicos on rural stint

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland welcomed six new medical students to start their one-year placement with the Rural Clinical School of WA last Tuesday.

Joseph Di Francesco, Jordan Korol, Tara Losic, Belinda Pinskier, William Smith and Rachael Webster wasted no time becoming acquainted with the red dirt, diving into a tour and introduction of staff at Port Hedland Medical Centre.

Medical student William Smith said he was looking forward to settling in to Port Hedland for the year and exploring all the area had to offer, both professionally and personally.

“For myself I was so interested in coming to the Pilbara because it’s just so Australian,” he said.

“You’ve got the indigenous community and the challenges that poses and also the mining community, which puts a lot of money into the community, so it’s two ends of the spectrum.”

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Rural Clinical School of WA medical co-ordinator Rob Whitehead said the placements provided a great opportunity to become immersed in a regional setting.

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