The future of health care in the region has been given a boost, with three local medical students receiving scholarships from AlburyCity.
Joseph Burton, Madhulikaa Sarjapuram and Sanjna Kumar will each receive $3,500 to help with their studies at the University of NSW in Sydney.
They’ll conduct part of their studies at the UNSW Clinical School in Albury.
The scholarships are designed to encourage young medicos to return to Albury Wodonga to practice when they graduate.
All three recipients have indicated they’re keen to practice on the border once they’re qualified.
Joseph, from Albury, is interested in working in critical care. The highly accomplished kayaker has first-hand knowledge of the benefits of regional medicine after receiving quality care when he lacerated his Achilles tendon just two weeks before he was set to qualify for the Australian team.
Madhulikaa, also of Albury, has a particular interest in rural health and hopes to eventually use her training to contribute to better health on a global scale.
Sanjna, of Wodonga, loves the quality of life offered in Albury Wodonga and has wanted to practice medicine since she was a small child. She has not settled on a specialty but is interested in research.
Council looks forward to welcoming all three recipients back to the local community when their studies are finished.
AlburyCity has provided 24 scholarships to local students since 2007.