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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Ariah Steel

Faculty: Medicine
Year: 1
Position applying for:
- ROUNDS co-chair
A brief history about yourself:
I cant say that Im a country bumpkin as Im suburban born and bred (unless you consider
Pennant Hills the outback). Youd defintely be fooled though with the blundstone boots I typically
get around in and my beloved acoubra (pictured above). I am very passionate about issues
surrounding rural health and and have a keen interest in working in rural medicine in the future.
Prior to starting medicine this year I completed a Medical science degree at USYD and finished my
honours year in 2014. I have been an AIME (Australian indigenous mentoring experience) tutor in
past years and currently volunteer in an emergency department and both these experiences have
contributed to sparking my interest in rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?


This year I have been involved in ROUNDS as the junior indigenous representative and also on
board the Yungee Healing Place project. I have found these experiences to be very rewarding,
sometimes challenging and overall very enjoyable. What I can bring to the ROUNDS executive in
2016 is my knowledge of how ROUNDS works and the passion I have for rural health. I found
ROUNDS to be rewarding in that I learnt a lot about rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander health that I did not previously know. I also found it very rewarding to facilitate events such
as the indigenous health night and reconciliation week to highlight these health issues that are not
spoken about often enough. It is definitely challenging trying to juggle uni work and organising
events but Ive loved every moment!
I would feel very privileged to be able to represent a great team and organisation that reflects my
own attitudes about rural health - to help improve health outcomes for rural, remote and indigenous
communities and in doing so help close the gap. Ive spent a lot of time travelling overseas and
helping in communities, and it has made me realise that sometimes we can forget about investing
time into our own country and communities and living in such a lucky country like Australia we
have enormous potential to make a change.
This year was a really successful year and a lot of fun and as co-chair I would love to bring my
experience to help continue the great successes made by this years team for 2016!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name:

Emily Neville

Faculty:

Medicine

Year:

First Year

Position applying for:

Co Chair

A brief history about yourself:


I am the current ROUNDS Public Relations Officer, I am a
Clinical Exercise Physiologist from Highfields, Queensland and
I cannot wait to return to a rural setting as a Doctor.
The best part of being in ROUNDS this year has been the opportunity to promote rural and remote
health and encouraging aspiring health professionals into this area of Medicine and Nursing. My
favourite activity this year has been the Wagga Wagga Rural High School Visit. It was really
special to be able to have an impact on students and provide them with information and an
experience that they would not normally have received. The small things like this make it
worthwhile.
This year in ROUNDS I was responsible for:
1) Liaising with the student body on upcoming events and opportunities
2) Organise events and support fellow committee members
3) Liaising with other university rural health groups on upcoming activities, developing these
relationships for future events (in particular MIRAGE Sydney Uni)
However, I am most excited about my current task of developing a framework to create depth
within ROUNDS in future years. I am aiming to improve communication and involvement with our
clinical schools and third and fourth year students so that ROUNDS can have a greater and more
lasting impact on rural health and future health professionals. I will continue to develop this project
for the remainder of the year and hopefully I will be able to implement this for the start next year!
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?

Current ROUNDS Public Relations Officer


Current GPSN Rural Working Group Member
Bush Bursary Recipient

ROUNDS Activities I have organised or assisted with:

Camping Trip
Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School
Visit + High School Visit
UNDS Reconciliation Week BBQ +
Indigenous Health Night

Fundraising for Yungee Healing


Project
Close the Gap BBQ
Birthing in the Bush
Amazing Race
ARMS Close the Gap Conference Trip

I was also on the student executive of my college in undergrad, have taken part in many
leadership activities and I had the opportunity to undertake a placement at the Institute for
Urban Indigenous Health. I hope to bring all of the above experiences to the role of ROUNDS
Co-Chair.

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The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Imogen Mosher

Faculty: School of Nursing


Year: 1st Year

Position applying for: Co-Chairman

A brief history about yourself:


I am a first year nursing student and a current Nursing representative for ROUNDS. I am a current
member of the Australian National Committee for Women. My last two years at Notre Dame have
assisted in my passion for rural/remote health and, Aboriginal and Torre Strait Island cultural
studies. During my time as a ROUNDS Nursing Representative I have assisted in organisation of
events, fundraisers and other ROUNDS activities. In addition I have assisted in liaising the school
of nursing and nursing students in ROUNDS events. I would love the opportunity to continue with
ROUNDS and provide more opportunities, in rural and remote health, for both medicine students
and nursing students.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
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ROUNDS Nursing Representative 2015- Assisted in ROUNDS events, organising activities,


liaising for Nursing Students.
Member of the Australian National Committee for Women
Member of high school Student Representative Council and Student Sustainability Council
(2013)

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The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name:
Candice Day
Faculty:
Medicine
Year:
First Year
Position applying for:
Treasurer
A brief history about yourself:
I originally studied Business/International studies and am a Certified Practicing Accountant. I
promise that I am not as boring as that makes me sound! Before Medicine, I was working in the
public service in Canberra and in New Delhi for six years at the Australian High Commission.
Outside of work and uni, I love everything to do with the beach and am a surf-lifesaver and surfboat rower. When Im not in a boat, Im a (slow) runner. While Im from Sydney originally, Im
rurally bonded. Im really looking forward to working with rural communities and ideally in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I have been on the ROUNDS executive this year as Sponsorship Officer and have worked closely
with the rest of the team. We planned events such as the Reconciliation BBQ and the fundraiser
for the Yungee Healing Place project. I have a lot of ideas for ROUNDS next year and would be
keen to stay in the executive to implement some of our current plans.
I have six years of corporate and logistics experience in the public service. I still love a good
spreadsheet. I have maintained my Certified Practising Accountant qualification so Im reasonably
up to date with Australian accounting standards and governance issues. In New Delhi, I managed
a $6 million dollar budget for three years. This included both ongoing expenditure, big purchases
and planning for future years. In three years, we were never once over budget. I even managed to
teach a few staff how to use Excel.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Ayesha Kumar
Faculty: Medicine
Year: MED1000
Position applying for:

Secretary

A brief history about yourself:


Having worked, studied and resided as a pharmacist in a rural area, I am fully committed to
ensuring that health inequalities in rural and remote areas are minimised. My passion is for people
who lack access to adequate levels of healthcare. I pride myself on my work ethic, specifically in
my diligence, organisation and enthusiasm with all tasks I perform. I am passionate about
leadership and have undertaken multiple leadership opportunities throughout my undergraduate
degree, church, work and school and am committed to continuing this development whilst studying
at Notre Dame University.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
As a pharmacist, I was appointed dispensary manager where I was in charge of ensuring the smooth
operation of the dispensary and general operation of the store. In this role, I have held multiple
meetings and training sessions for pharmacists and assistants. In my final schooling year I was
selected as College House Captain where I was responsible for organising and leading house
meetings and social events. My leadership experience extends to my local church where I am
administration officer and a small group leader. This role is quite involved and allows me to
undertake multiple administrative roles ranging from event management to rostering.
Through the development of my skills in these roles, I believe that I have the capacity to coherently
run and organise events and meetings consistent with the standard expected of the ROUNDS 2016
executive committee. I am exceptionally organised and meticulous with my work, ensuring that
processes and guidelines are adhered to in all circumstances. Additionally, I am also committed to
the development and growth of the teams in which I work. If elected to be secretary of ROUNDS, I
will persist in advancing the structure and function of the team, all whilst allowing positive prior
procedures to be adhered to. As a developing leader, I feel I will be a great assess in assisting with
the establishment and provision of your vision for ROUNDS 2016 and I am very eager to challenge
my skills and assist where possible.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Cristina Vescovi

Faculty: Medicine

Year: MED1000

Position applying for: Secretary

A brief history about yourself:


Cooking I love it! And eating out/trying new foodsmajor foodie alert!
Responsible
Is a bit of a painter
Socialiser I like making new friends and heading out with old ones
Team player theres no spirit like team spirit!
I love a good bush dance
Nomad I enjoy travelling and never say no to an adventure
Approachable

What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?


I have previously held the position of secretary for a large society in my undergraduate degree
The Students Neuroscience and Psychology Society (SNAPS).
As a committee member I was actively involved in the organisation and execution of a number of
social and academic events. These events included research presentation nights, mindfulness
awareness nights, networking cocktail parties and booze cruises.
In addition as the secretary, I gained and practiced liaising and administration skills which I believe
are directly transposable to this position, for example:
- I was responsible for all the correspondence
- I maintained all the records, which included: member details, society policies and
documentation, histories of meeting agendas and minutes and sponsorship agreements
- I booked venues for meetings and wrote the agendas and took the minutes for them
- I liaised and maintained the connections with sister societies particularly The Monash
Science Society and The Monash Biomedical Society

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form

Name:

JEMMA Neuman

Faculty:

Year: 1

Medicine

st

year

Position applying for: Secretary


A brief history about yourself:
Im a Sydney girl, moved to Newy for my physiotherapy degree. I worked for two years, and now
Im back to study medicine. Brief enough?
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?

Firstly, I will bring my love of rural health!! I am a bonded medical student and
have a desire to work rurally in the future, and would love to share my enthusiasm through
ROUNDS! Whilst studying physiotherapy, I enjoyed being a member of the University of
Newcastle rural health club (BREAATHHE), which organised some great events and
promoted rural health!
In terms of experience I have been a part of a number of executive teams for various
clubs. Most recently, I was the treasurer/secretary of the Physio Student Society
(University of Newcastle), helping to organise events such as professional development
courses, trivia nights, the annual physiotherapy ball and much more! I look forward to the
opportunity to bring my ideas and experience to ROUNDS in 2016.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Cristina Vescovi

Faculty: Medicine

Year: MED1000

Position applying for: Community Representative


A brief history about yourself:
Cooking I love it! And eating out/trying new foodsmajor foodie alert!
Responsible
Is a bit of a painter
Socialiser I like making new friends and heading out with old ones
Team player theres no spirit like team spirit!
I love a good bush dance
Nomad I enjoy travelling and never say no to an adventure
Approachable
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I was heavily involved in starting a society in my undergraduate degree and working closely within
a team we successfully began The Students Neuroscience and Psychology Society.
I believe this experience will serve me well for the current position as:
1. I know how to liaise with individuals to raise the profile of a society. Being a brand new
society I learnt the skills required to advertise and appeal to organisations in order to
successfully compete with other larger, longer standing societies. By the end of the year we
were able to get Beyond Blue as major sponsors as well as have over 200 members. As
the community member of ROUNDS I would transpose my skills to liaise with rural
organisations.
2. As a society we ran a number of academic and social events. I was heavily involved in the
planning, organisation and running of all of these and thus have the knowledge to
successfully help ROUNDS run events. The specific events that I helped to run were:
research presentation nights, mindfulness awareness nights, networking cocktail parties
and booze cruises.
Most of all, I have been really impressed with all the events that ROUNDS have run this year and I
would love to be a member of the ROUNDS team!!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Georgina MacDonald

Faculty: School of Medicine

Year: Med1000

Position applying for: Community Representative

A brief history about yourself: Hey there, my name is Georgie. I grew up in Warwick, a town of
about 20,000 people situated on the Darling Downs (South-East Queensland). I am passionate
about promoting equity of access and opportunity across the community. For the last 7 years, I
have been able to do this through my work in the disability sector. My hope now is to return to the
rural setting to promote access to great health care in these smaller communities.

What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?


As part of the ROUNDS executive I will bring, first and foremost, my experiences as a
member of a rural community. Growing up, my family was heavily involved in the welfare of the
Warwick community in a number of ways, through which I learnt a lot about both the advantages
and disadvantages living rurally. In particular, I came to understand the added challenges faced by
those engaged in the health care system in a rural community, particularly for those with chronic or
complex health conditions. By the same token, I have also known the strength and support unique
to smaller communities, and have seen these capitalised on to promote health and wellness across
the community.
Beyond my childhood experience in the rural setting, I feel that I can bring a number of
skills to the ROUNDS executive. Throughout my working life in the disability sector, I have been
involved in capacity building of both individuals and groups. Specifically, in my most recent position
as Manager of HAND Everton Park I led a team of ten staff members in working with individuals
with disabilities in the community. As manager of this service, I frequently attended community
network meetings, post-school options expos, sector forums, and liaised on an ongoing basis with
other stakeholders and. I regularly spoke at local high school information nights to raise awareness
amongst parents of children with disabilities about accessing support services. I facilitated
meetings, took meeting minutes, maintained confidential records, and oversaw an exceptionally
tight (NGO) budget. Organising events for clients and staff was another one of my responsibilities,
as was the marketing of our service within the local and broader community.
I feel that I could meaningfully contribute to the success of ROUNDS and the promotion of
health care within rural and remote Australia.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Imogen Mosher

Faculty: School of Nursing


Year: 1st Year

Position applying for: Community Representative

A brief history about yourself:


I am a first year nursing student and a current Nursing representative for ROUNDS. I am a current
member of the Australian National Committee for Women. My last two years at Notre Dame have
assisted in my passion for rural/remote health and, Aboriginal and Torre Strait Island cultural
studies. During my time as a ROUNDS Nursing Representative I have assisted in organisation of
events, fundraisers and other ROUNDS activities. In addition I have assisted in liaising the school
of nursing and nursing students in ROUNDS events. I would love the opportunity to continue with
ROUNDS and provide more opportunities, in rural and remote health, for both medicine students
and nursing students.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
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ROUNDS Nursing Representative 2015- Assisted in ROUNDS events, organising activities,


liaising for Nursing Students.
Member of the Australian National Committee for Women
Member of high school Student Representative Council and Student Sustainability Council
(2013)

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Michael

Cheung

Faculty: Medicine

Year: MED1000

Position applying for: Community

Representative

A brief history about yourself:

I studied pharmacy in Queensland prior to studying medicine. Upon my undergrad


graduation, I spent almost 2 years working and living in rural Queensland as a community
pharmacist. The place I worked at was a farming town with a population of 6000 in Lockyer
Valley. It was a great pleasure for me to serve the local community and I made a lot of friends
there. I hope one day I will return to serve the community again.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?

My experience from my previous role include:


- Initiating and leading a health campaign Know Your Number in collaboration with
Heart Foundation Australia to raise the awareness of cardiovascular disease and
diabetes in rural community
- Liaising with Medicare Locals and regional hospitals
- Working with other health care professionals in a rural community
- Facilitating and supervising learning experience in rural settings for students as a
preceptor
- Volunteering in the local fundraising events
- Home visit/ Aged care facility visit (*I learnt so much about rural lifestyle from them!)
Furthermore, I will be undertaking rural placement in Goulburn at the end of the year as a
Bush Bursary recipient facilitated by the Rural Doctor Network. I hope I can share my
experience and passion for rural health with you all in the coming year!!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name:
Timothy Wong
Faculty:
Medicine
Year:
Year 1
Position applying for:
Community Representative
A brief history about yourself:
Hey guys, I was a member of the student council team
at Queensland University of Technology and I think I
can use this experience to promote the values of
rounds and ensure the events organised by ROUNDS goes smoothly!
I was part of the QUT football team and I am definitely a team player!
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I have been a representative of the Radiography student team and this role allowed myself
to act as a communication channel between the students and the teaching staff. I am keen
to reprise this role by fronting communication with Rural Clinical School Representatives.
In elected for the role of Community Representative, I promise to maximize communication
between students and rural clinical schools! Also, I am enthusiastic to organize student
events and help other ROUNDS committee members promote Rural healthcare!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Georgina MacDonald

Faculty: School of Medicine

Year: Med1000

Position applying for: Rural High School Visit Representative

A brief history about yourself: Hey there, my name is Georgie. I grew up in Warwick, a town of
about 20,000 people situated on the Darling Downs (South-East Queensland). I am passionate
about promoting equity of access and opportunity across the community. For the last 7 years, I
have been able to do this through my work in the disability sector. My hope now is to return to the
rural setting to promote access to great health care in these smaller communities.

What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?


As part of the ROUNDS executive I will bring, first and foremost, my experiences as a
member of a rural community. Growing up, my family was heavily involved in the welfare of the
Warwick community in a number of ways, through which I learnt a lot about both the advantages
and disadvantages living rurally. In particular, I came to understand the added challenges faced by
those engaged in the health care system in a rural community, particularly for those with chronic or
complex health conditions. By the same token, I have also known the strength and support unique
to smaller communities, and have seen these capitalised on to promote health and wellness across
the community.
Beyond my childhood experience in the rural setting, I feel that I can bring a number of
skills to the ROUNDS executive. Throughout my working life in the disability sector, I have been
involved in capacity building of both individuals and groups. Specifically, in my most recent position
as Manager of HAND Everton Park I led a team of ten staff members in working with individuals
with disabilities in the community. As manager of this service, I frequently attended community
network meetings, post-school options expos, sector forums, and liaised on an ongoing basis with
other stakeholders and. I regularly spoke at local high school information nights to raise awareness
amongst parents of children with disabilities about accessing support services. I facilitated
meetings, took meeting minutes, maintained confidential records, and oversaw an exceptionally
tight (NGO) budget. Organising events for clients and staff was another one of my responsibilities,
as was the marketing of our service within the local and broader community.
I feel that I could meaningfully contribute to the success of ROUNDS and the promotion of
health care within rural and remote Australia.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Megan Telford
Faculty: Medicine
Year: MED1000
Position applying for: Rural High School Visit Representative
A brief history about yourself:
I grew up in a small but very beautiful country town called Bellingen on the Mid North Coast, and
attended primary and high school in the local area. In 2011 I moved to Sydney to undertake a
Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) and a Bachelor of Arts (History) at UNSW and stayed on
campus at college for my 4 years there.
A huge reason why I wanted to do medicine is because I want to become a rural doctor and live
and work in a small, rural community like the town I grew up in. Not only is rural medicine exciting,
but also working, living and contributing to a rural community is rewarding professionally and
personally. Through dance, charity events and church I enjoyed every moment of being a part of a
small, but strong rural town community. Id love to share this passion for rural medicine and rural
life with you all as a member of ROUNDS.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I believe the Rural High School Visits are a great way to contribute to rural communities and show
ROUNDS members what rural life can be like.
For my SJP I, along with Matt McDonald, will be running Rural High School Visits in the Mid North
Coast. By next year I will have a lot of specific experience running school visits and knowledge
about what things do and dont work. As this is my SJP I am passionate about encouraging rural
school students to learn about health and university, and believe that ROUNDS has a huge
opportunity to help students gain insight into this. I would love to be the member of ROUNDS that
facilitates this aspect of the club.
I attended a rural high school myself, and it was disheartening when I asked the local university
about what Sciences they offered and they responded with Uh? What about Business?. It is
daunting as a rural student learning about university without really understanding what its like or
what opportunities are out there. Brochures dont really do it justice and I really had no sense about
what careers were out there and no concept about the diversity of health careers. I want to bring
this personal insight into what it can be like for a rural High School student to the role, and
encourage more students in rural areas to make informed decisions about their health providing
them with more information about health careers and university.
I have a lot of organising experience from coordinating my previous colleges annual Ball and
running numerous societies throughout my four years at college, I have gained a lot of experience
liaising with people, executives and companies to organise events. As an RA for college for two
years, I was also in an administrative and pastoral care role, and one aspect of this involved
working alongside administration to help ensure events ran smoothly. Further I have worked with
children of all ages through tutoring and dance teaching.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Sophie Dawson
Faculty: Medicine
Year: MED1000
Position applying for:
Rural High School Visit Representative
A brief history about yourself:
I was born and raised in Sydney, and I have now found myself at UNDS where I am
determined to get amongst it and use every opportunity to work with likeminded
students to improve Australian healthcare.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I believe that, as future medical practitioners, we have a responsibility to transform
the health of all Australians, especially those in greatest need. Subsequently, I hope
to put my enthusiasm, dedication and resources into contributing to the amazing
work ROUNDS does in enhancing awareness and inspiring members to improve
rural healthcare.
In ROUNDS, I will focus my energy and enthusiasm on making a difference in an
area I am extremely dedicated to: health equality. To the ROUNDS committee, I will
bring creativity, hard work and support. I hope to not only contribute through my
own positions portfolio, but to become a valuable team member who will help
sustain and advance the work of the whole committee.
To my role, I will bring a wealth of experience in leading community-run programs.
My experiences in running primary school holiday camps in Bowraville, a rural
Aboriginal community in Northern New South Wales, and volunteering at Gorman
House, a non-medical detoxification unit, have enhanced my awareness of health
inequalities. I will use the leadership and organisational skills I gained from these
experiences to develop effective community and school events for ROUNDS.
My employment as a High School Tutor and Sports Coach will ensure that I am able
to develop and plan effective rural high school programs that are both interactive
and inspirational, to motivate students to consider working in rural healthcare.
I hope by working in ROUNDS that we can pave the way to improved rural
healthcare.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name:
Timothy Wong
Faculty:
Medicine
Year:
Year 1
Position applying for:
Rural High School Visit Representative
A brief history about yourself:
Hey guys, I was a member of the student council team
at Queensland University of Technology and I think I
can use this experience to promote the values of
rounds and ensure the events organised by ROUNDS goes smoothly!
I was part of the QUT football team and I am definitely a team player!
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I have been a representative of the Radiography student team and this role allowed myself
to act as a communication channel between the students and the teaching staff. I am keen
to reprise this role by fronting communication with Rural Clinical School Representatives.
In elected for the role of Community Representative, I promise to maximize communication
between students and rural clinical schools! Also, I am enthusiastic to organize student
events and help other ROUNDS committee members promote Rural healthcare!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form

Name:

JEMMA Neuman

Faculty:

Year: 1

Medicine

st

year

Position applying for: Social

rep

A brief history about yourself:


Im a Sydney girl, moved to Newy for my physiotherapy degree. I worked for two years, and now
Im back to study medicine. Brief enough?
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?

Firstly, I will bring my love of rural health!! I am a bonded medical student and
have a desire to work rurally in the future, and would love to share my enthusiasm through
ROUNDS! Whilst studying physiotherapy, I enjoyed being a member of the University of
Newcastle rural health club (BREAATHHE), which organised some great events and
promoted rural health!
In terms of experience I have been a part of a number of executive teams for various
clubs. Most recently, I was the treasurer/secretary of the Physio Student Society
(University of Newcastle), helping to organise events such as professional development
courses, trivia nights, the annual physiotherapy ball and much more! I look forward to the
opportunity to bring my ideas and experience to ROUNDS in 2016.

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Nicola Jacobs

Faculty: Medicine

Year: 1

Position applying for: Social Representative

A brief history about yourself: Hi everyone, for those who dont know me Im Nicola. Im from
New Zealand and moved to Australia this year. I studied at Otago University in New Zealand (the
famous university in the cadaver video we watched), where I studied a Bachelor of Science and
Post Graduate Diploma of Public Health. I was born rurally but moved to the big smoke (lets be
real- nowhere in NZ is particularly the big smoke, considering the population of our whole country
is the same as the population just in Sydney) when I was in primary school, but definitely feel most
at home somewhere in the country.

What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?


I love the idea of ROUNDS and all it does. Ive attended a lot of the ROUNDS events this year and
believe that they have been really interesting and enlightening. The social events have been
particularly great, such as the Amazing Race earlier in the year.
In terms of what experience Id bring to the executive, Ive organised events for a number of
different groups before, including large community events such as a Carols in the Square
community event for my city, inter-school and university sporting events in Rock Climbing and
Squash, various fundraisers, and fun social events for young adults from low socioeconomic
backgrounds.
Although Ive never been involved in organising social events in a university group like this before, I
am a quick learner and would love the opportunity to be part of the exec for such an awesome
group like ROUNDS!

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Rural Health Organisation of !


The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Sophie Dawson
Faculty: Medicine
Year: MED1000
Position applying for:
Social Representative
A brief history about yourself:
I was born and raised in Sydney, and I have now found myself at UNDS where I am
determined to get amongst it and use every opportunity to work with likeminded
students to improve Australian healthcare.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I believe that, as future medical practitioners, we have a responsibility to transform
the health of all Australians, especially those in greatest need. Subsequently, I hope
to put my enthusiasm, dedication and resources into contributing to the amazing
work ROUNDS does in enhancing awareness and inspiring members to improve
rural healthcare.
In ROUNDS, I will focus my energy and enthusiasm on making a difference in an
area I am extremely dedicated to: health equality. To the ROUNDS committee, I will
bring creativity, hard work and support. I hope to not only contribute through my
own positions portfolio, but to become a valuable team member who will help
sustain and advance the work of the whole committee.
To my role, I will bring a wealth of experience in leading community-run programs.
My experiences in running primary school holiday camps in Bowraville, a rural
Aboriginal community in Northern New South Wales, and volunteering at Gorman
House, a non-medical detoxification unit, have enhanced my awareness of health
inequalities. I will use the leadership and organisational skills I gained from these
experiences to develop effective community and school events for ROUNDS.
My employment as a High School Tutor and Sports Coach will ensure that I am able
to develop and plan effective rural high school programs that are both interactive
and inspirational, to motivate students to consider working in rural healthcare.
I hope by working in ROUNDS that we can pave the way to improved rural
healthcare.

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The University of Notre Dame Sydney

Position Application Form


Name: Sophie Dawson
Faculty: Medicine
Year: MED1000
Position applying for:
IT and Publications Representative
A brief history about yourself:
I was born and raised in Sydney, and I have now found myself at UNDS where I am
determined to get amongst it and use every opportunity to work with likeminded
students to improve Australian healthcare.
What experience will you bring to the ROUNDS executive?
I believe that, as future medical practitioners, we have a responsibility to transform
the health of all Australians, especially those in greatest need. Subsequently, I hope
to put my enthusiasm, dedication and resources into contributing to the amazing
work ROUNDS does in enhancing awareness and inspiring members to improve
rural healthcare.
In ROUNDS, I will focus my energy and enthusiasm on making a difference in an
area I am extremely dedicated to: health equality. To the ROUNDS committee, I will
bring creativity, hard work and support. I hope to not only contribute through my
own positions portfolio, but to become a valuable team member who will help
sustain and advance the work of the whole committee.
To my role, I will bring a wealth of experience in leading community-run programs.
My experiences in running primary school holiday camps in Bowraville, a rural
Aboriginal community in Northern New South Wales, and volunteering at Gorman
House, a non-medical detoxification unit, have enhanced my awareness of health
inequalities. I will use the leadership and organisational skills I gained from these
experiences to develop effective community and school events for ROUNDS.
My employment as a High School Tutor and Sports Coach will ensure that I am able
to develop and plan effective rural high school programs that are both interactive
and inspirational, to motivate students to consider working in rural healthcare.
I hope by working in ROUNDS that we can pave the way to improved rural
healthcare.