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9 May 2022
Zoe is a proud Darug Boorooberongal woman, from the Western Sydney area and is also a descendant of the Butchulla tribe of Fraser Island. Zoe commenced as a medical intern at Austin Health earlier this year.
“I’d heard great things about Austin, namely its supportive environment. This was very important to me as I was moving from rural placement to metro, and knew this would be a big transition in itself. I wanted to work in a hospital with kind and supportive colleagues, an environment where I felt I could be a safe and caring intern. Austin also has a great reputation for education and research, areas I hope to pursue throughout my career”, she explains.
Zoe had studied and perused various opportunities, however always wanted to follow a career path that challenged and pushed her. She wanted a career where she could be more involved in Indigenous community and health. “I always thought medicine would be a wonderful and fulfilling career. After returning from working overseas, I knew I wanted to be more involved in people’s care. I pursued my medical career which allowed me to get involved in the Indigenous community, where I’ve met so many deadly people”, she says.
For anyone thinking about applying for a medical intern at Austin Health, Zoe shares some final thoughts.
“Austin a great hospital that offers a lot to those who work here. They really appreciate people from diverse backgrounds with varying interests who are enthusiastic, and create a safe and caring environment. Working in such a busy hospital has been a great experience as I have been exposed to so much. There are a number of committees and fantastic teaching/learning opportunities to get involved in, so you can always find something you are interested in to further your personal and professional development. It’s also been wonderful getting to know all my co-interns”, says Zoe.
Austin Health has 65 medical intern positions available in 2023, including one dedicated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander intern position. To find out more information and apply, view the position details on our online recruitment system.