Emily Green
Emily Green

Emily Green

Indigenous Health Scholarship 2022

Monash University, VIC

Scholarship Awarded 2019

Sponsored by:
Peter Lewis

Indigenous Health Scholarship Program

How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?

As a medical student I am very passionate about Indigenous Health and working towards improving the future of health care delivery among the Indigenous population. I am a keen student with a passion of learning. For as long as I can remember I have been eager to understand the complexities of the human body and be involved in improving the delivery of health care. I am empathetic at heart and have a strong desire to be able to serve the wider community and peoples of all backgrounds by providing the best possible health care outcomes.

In the future I wish to work towards improving the delivery of health care among Indigenous communities and aim to support and bring awareness to other medical professionals in regards to the deficiency of health services in these communities. This can be done by first assessing the needs of the community and reporting these findings to other medical practitioners through means of a seminar or health conference. I believe bringing awareness to the wider community and nation regarding the improvements that need to be made to Indigenous health will inspire others to take action and bring to light the lack of health care services in these cultures.

One day I hope to be able to obtain the necessary skills in order to work in emergency medicine and provide efficient health care to those desperately in need. Overall I look forward to what the future holds on the completion of my medical training and hope that I will be able to work alongside other motivated individuals to improve the delivery of healthcare among Indigenous communities.

Current Progressive Report

This year marks the final year of my medical degree after 4 years. After taking an intermission in 2022 I felt refreshed and ready to get back into studying and preparing to be a junior doctor. This year I will undertake 6 rotations across different specialties. I began the year undertaking a Scholarly Intensive Placement where I had the opportunity to work closely with a research supervisor and their team on a project relating to weight stigma in antenatal clinics. During this rotation I undertook different research tasks such as ethics approval, methods and data collection and resource production. As a future clinician I was grateful to have had this opportunity as it provided valuable insight to the experiences of women in these settings whilst also developing my research skills.

My other rotations included Aged Care, Emergency and Neurosurgery. I really enjoyed both my Aged Care and Emergency rotations as it was a good opportunity to start seeing patients on my own, taking histories and performing examinations as well as various procedural skills which has helped me prepare for internship next year. It has been exciting being able to put all my clinical skills and knowledge from previous years into practice in the hospital setting.

This year I have had the privilege of being appointed a role as Academic Officer with Monash University Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (MULMIG). This is a student led interest group focusing on creating a community that is knowledgeable and equipped in preventing and treating chronic disease through lifestyle practices. My role has been to create different resources to help educate the wider community on the importance of lifestyle medicine in disease prevention and management. I have also been involved in different mentoring opportunities where I have been able to provide support to first year Indigenous students studying Medicine. It has been very rewarding being able to give back to the medicine community and support students both academically and personally.

Earlier this year I undertook the long process of applying for Internship jobs for next year. This involved writing many cover letters and applications as well as sitting an interview. I applied for internship in both Victoria and Queensland and recently received an offer at my top preference hospital in both states which I was very please about. After considering my options I decided to accept my offer at Gold Coast University Hospital to undertake my internship next year. I am excited to be moving back to Queensland to be closer to my family and my mob and I look forward to beginning my career as a junior doctor.

I am once again so grateful and fortunate to have your continual support as I finish off my medical degree and become a junior doctor very soon.

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