I grew up in Brisbane and applied for a Qld Government scholarship for my university years. I was fortunate to be accepted, knowing full well the purpose was to have bonded doctors to work rurally. I was only 16 at the time so had no real idea of what that would mean, but also had no fear of it.
At the end of university I elected to go to a regional hospital in Rockhampton and my scholarship bond led m to Mount Morgan.
I have had a fortunate life, falling into medicine at the last minute and then being guided into regional then rural practice, very much ‘falling on my feet’