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RDN Cadets interviewed on ABC Radio


18th March 2024
Last week, two of RDN’s Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadets were interviewed by ABC Riverina, following the recent Cadet Weekend Trip to Albury and Wagga. Both Cadets spoke very highly of the Cadet Program and of the experiences they had on their group tour, including visiting medical facilities and Indigenous cultural immersion experience.

Cadets visit Goulburn Hospital

 

Last week, two of RDN’s Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadets were interviewed by ABC Riverina, following the recent Cadet Weekend Trip to Albury and Wagga. Both Cadets spoke very highly of the Cadet Program and of the experiences they had on their group tour, including visiting medical facilities and an Indigenous cultural immersion experience. 

Cadet Taylor Glover from Wollongong told the ABC “It’s been great because you tap into this wealth of knowledge and it’s a really nice alliance between RDN and the cadets, because you get all these great mentorship opportunities and the rural towns get young new doctors - so it’s a win-win.” 

Paramedic-turned-med student Adam Wilson from Newcastle spoke of the Indigenous Rural Cadet program having been a “saving grace” for him in starting out studying medicine: “Because I don’t have a support network like my family living in the country, these people are going to be the people I reach out to when I’m struggling in years to come – I'm making some amazing friendships and some amazing colleagues for the future,” Adam said. 

You can listen to the full interviews with the ABC’s Sally Bryant by referring to the time stamps and the links below: 


Future doctors to visit Dubbo and Tamworth this weekend!

Following RDN’s hugely successful Cadet Weekend Trip to the NSW Riverina less than two weeks ago, RDN is excited to support more up-and-coming doctors with a second Cadet Weekend Trip this weekend in Dubbo and Tamworth!  

Make sure you’re following RDN's Instagram account 
@ruraldoctors to follow the Cadets and see what adventures they get up to! 


About the Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship Programs

On behalf of the NSW Ministry of Health, RDN offers cadetships to medical students interested in undertaking a medical career in rural NSW.

Successful applicants receive up to $15,000 per year for the final two years of their medical degree or for indigenous students $30,000 spread throughout the course of their study. In return, they agree to undertake two of the first three years of their hospital training in an eligible rural NSW hospital. 

Learn more about the Cadetships available:


PICTURED: RDN Cadets Adam Wilson and Taylor Glover.

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