Students visit farms to experience rural life

Thursday 6 August 2015

A partnership between Bega Cheese and the ANU Medical School offers students a glimpse into farm life.

The program aims to help students understand the work practices and health issues with farming and gives farmers the chance to learn about medical training.

Seren Ovington, a third-year medical student, visited June and Richard Tarlington's dairy farm at Wandella in south east NSW.

Dairy farmer, June Tarlington, was impressed with the program and said it will help young doctors to understand health issues faced by farmers.

Ms Ovington said living in Bega has changed her views on practicing medicine in a regional community.

Full article by Joshua Becker: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/young-medicine-student-visits-dairy/6461104

Photo: Third year medical student Ms Seren Ovington

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