Trust proud to support ANU Medical Students

Nov 21, 2012 by

For many years the Veolia Mulwaree Trust has been proud to support the Australian National University's Rural Clinical School's students with scholarships to assist them to undertake placement in Goulburn and the surrounding area.

The objective of the VMT scholarship is to allow the students to gain experience of life working in a rural community during their medical training, with the aim of influencing students to pursue a career in rural medicine on graduation.

In 2012 the ANU awarded the $6000 scholarship to three worthy students, Renee, Georgina and Simone, and the Veolia Mulwaree Trust trustees were delighted to meet the students during their one-year placement in Goulburn (pictured left).

2012 recipient Georgina said “I am grateful for the Veolia Mulwaree Trust scholarship as it has relieved some of the financial stresses associated with moving for the year, and it has allowed me to enjoy my time in Goulburn and concentrate on my studies and get involved with the community. ”

Head of the ANU Rural Clinical School, Professor Amanda Barnard, said during the rural stream year, students in Goulburn follow an integrated educational and training program that includes time with practitioners in Goulburn Base Hospital, local general practices and related specialist and community organisations.

“Organisations such as the NSW Ambulance Service, Goulburn Health Service and Goulburn Correctional Centre have been closely involved with the ANU RCS program,” Prof Barnard said.

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“The VMT Scholarship has made a significant contribution towards assisting these students with their living expenses and this incentive has increased the attraction of the Goulburn-Mulwaree region as a rural stream destination. ”

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