Newly graduated Flinders University NT Medical Program (NTMP) student Dr Nikki Burnett has shared her unique story with the Destination Medicine podcast.
The podcast aims to shed a light on rural medicine and how those that work in the field ended up there. Its purpose is to help medicine students and junior doctors make informed decisions on their career paths as well as show how rewarding and diverse a career in regional Australia can be.
Dr Burnett, a mum of four children is heading to the Red Centre, with her family in tow to complete her internship.
She was one of six Indigenous students to graduate last year – the largest cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to graduate from the NTMP in its 10-year history. NTMP Infographic
In her podcast you’ll hear how Dr Burnett, went on to graduate medicine as a student of Flinders University’s NTMP.
Her inspiring story is a must listen to for anyone thinking about a career in health, especially those who may think it is out of reach.
Dr Burnett has shown what a dash of grit, determination and backing yourself can do.
The podcast series began through the collaboration of four Regional Training Hubs in New South Wales. Following its success other Hubs, including the Flinders University NT Regional Training Hub have contributed to the podcast – shining a light on experiences of health professionals across the country working in rural settings.
The hubs provide opportunities to further develop medical specialist and rural generalist training capacity through collaboration with local and national stakeholders to address medical workforce needs in regional areas across the country.
To listen to Nikki’s podcast, and other stories head here: https://bit.ly/3fI8j0B