Murray-Darling rural medical program: Youth treatment for doctor shortage

Maddie Beckwith and Kunind Oberoi are joining the Murray-Darling rural medical program apart of La Trobe. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Maddie Beckwith and Kunind Oberoi are joining the Murray-Darling rural medical program apart of La Trobe. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

THREE young Sunraysia students will take part in a new medical program designed to help solve Australia’s rural doctor shortage.

Maddie Beckwith, Kunind Oberoi and Abigail Rowe will be among a batch of 15 students to embark on a seven-year ­journey to become doctors as part of the inaugural Murray-Darling rural medical program.

They will undertake three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) course at La Trobe’s Bendigo or Albury-Wodonga campus before completing a Doctor of Medicine postgraduate ­program with the University of Melbourne in Shepparton.

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