Sam to help cure doctor shortage

Medical student Sam Gale is doing work experience at Peppertree Medical alongside Dr Chris Hannon.
Medical student Sam Gale is doing work experience at Peppertree Medical alongside Dr Chris Hannon. Georja Ryan

SAM Gale has wanted to be a doctor since he was a tot.

Now he's on his way to making it happen.

Sam enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program at James Cook University in Townsville in January this year and he is loving every minute.

While on university holidays, he is home in Warwick doing some work experience at Peppertree Medical alongside Dr Chris Hannon.

"Just being there and seeing how everything happens is just excellent," Sam said.

"It's not until you are actually sitting there with the doctor that you realise they are actually doing more than four things at once."

Upon graduation in eight to 10 years' time, Sam hopes to secure a job in an under-served population out west or in far north Queensland.

"It's more personal and not just like trying to churn out patients 100 miles an hour," Sam said.

He will spend another day with Dr Hannon, absorbing knowledge and learning the skills of the GP world, before he heads back to Townsville for his second semester.

Topics:  james cook university, peppertree medical, sam gale



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