Welcome to my blog on experiences studying Medicine in Australia through Monash University thanks to the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

After a hectic couple of days catching up with friends in Melbourne and a 5 hour train/bus ride we arrived in Bairnsdale, Victoria on Sunday for a night to rest up in preparation for two busy weeks.  Bairnsdale is a town of about 15 000 people with a well equipped hospital.   I’ll be spending some time there later so more to come on that.   We spent a day in tutorials with the local rural student, there are 11 of them in total, and had a look at their clinical skills lab.

Late on Monday I travelled with two of the rural med students to a smaller town, Lakes Entrance for my first week of placement at the Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre under the guidance of  Dr David Campbell.

Stay posted for a description of Lakes Entrance and my experiences here at the Medical Centre.