Esther Tan – New South Wales

Esther Tan – New South Wales

I’m a 6th year medical student from UNSW. Studying medicine in Australia has certainly been one of the biggest milestones in my life. I’ve learned so many things that I could not have learned if I stayed in Malaysia to do my medical degree. I’ve not only learned medical knowledge but also communication skills – something that I feel is essential with the borderless world of knowledge we now have.

Coming to Australia has also made me more independent and taught me survival skills that I never knew. I would like to stay here to do my internship as Australia has so much to offer. Also, we have been taught and trained in the Australian healthcare system – why not further train in the familiar environment we know? I also feel that it is a waste not to be registered in the country you studied in.

For now, I am thinking of specializing in Paediatrics or Emergency Medicine but this may change as time goes on. I do not mind training anywhere in Australia when given an opportunity – we have been fully informed that we as international students must go rural and we are prepared to if you just give us a chance! This intern crisis has got to be solved – we came here 6 years ago as we were guaranteed a job. Now, you tell us to go back? Keep your word Australia – provide us with a job!

Esther is still waiting to hear if she will get an internship. If you want to help her, please support the #interncrisis campaign.Take Action

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