Medical Learners get First-Hand Experience of Rural Medicine and Rural Life

Medical Learners get First-Hand Experience of Rural Medicine and Rural LifeThree medical interns recently got a flavor of what it would be like to work as doctors in Altona.

Brady Murphy, Peter Sytnik and Davinder Singh provided assistance at the clinic and went with local doctors on their rounds during Rural Week, a one week educating experience for all first year medical pupils registered in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Rural Week is projected to give medical students personal knowledge and experience not just to rural medicine, but also to rural existence.

It's also an opportunity for societies to display themselves and lure new physicians.

Murphy says that his wish to become a physician took birth following the death of his grandmother and uncle in 2006.

He said that he observed the health care system from the patient's point of view and made up his mind to make it better.

Until now, he has found his studies enthralling and satisfying, and says that he's rather impressed with Altona's set-up and doctors.

Murphy says, "I can definitely see myself in rural medicine someday. I've been to Altona a few times to see friends over the years and I'm impressed with the tightness of this community. I can definitely see Altona as being one of my options".

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