The Rural Health West Ambassador Program comprises of a group of medical and allied health students from universities and tertiary hospitals throughout Western Australia.

The Ambassadors promote country careers and experiences to Western Australian health students and junior doctors by providing information about Rural Health West programs, student and junior doctor opportunities and student rural health clubs.

Stephen Pannell

Regional Medical Officer - Broome Health Campus

Who really wants to sit in traffic every morning and evening watching those traffic lights? Who wants to find and pay for parking, wait in queues for everything and be surrounded by busy people rushing from place to place The rural lifestyle is what I'm talking about, walk to the beach, an adventure in the bush, surrounded by friendly, relaxed people and being supported by a cohesive community. It's a lifestyle choice.

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Lee-Anne Gray

Intern - Bunbury Hospital  

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Madeleine Gryta

Third Year Medicine - The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

Rural Clinical School student - Narrogin 

I want to work in rural Western Australia because I believe it provides a unique opportunity to; expand my skillset, empower communities, assist in an area of need, and experience the balance and beauty that country life has to offer.

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Adriane Houghton

Third Year Medical Student - The University of Western Australia  

Rural Clinical School Student - Port Hedland 

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Andrew Szabo

Rural medicine offers unique challenges and experiences that make me excited about my future.  I have a keen interest in holistic medicine and making meaningful changes for people.  I love waking up with nature and can't wait to finish uni and get out bush.

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Emma Smith

Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET)  Registrar - Albany

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Jessica Smith

Intern Fiona Stanley Hospital 

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For more details on the student and junior doctor ambassador program please contact the Rural Practice Pathway Coordinator.