Senior Medical Officer, Atherton

Transcript for Daniel's healthy move

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>> Daniel:

I really love that I get to raise my girls in Atherton. It’s this amazing place with beautiful landscapes, pristine rainforest right there on your doorstep.

I thought ‘wouldn’t it be amazing if I could live here and not just have to travel up for a holiday’ and then I got into medicine and thought, ‘hang on a sec, this is a career that can take me anywhere.’

I still have to pinch myself occasionally that I’ve got work that I love, living in this place that I love and I get to do all the things that I love to do.

Halfway through med school I made the decision to go and train rural. The things that you’re exposed to and the responsibility that you have is just enormous. If something comes through the door, you’re front and centre, it’s on you. There’s just this huge variety of moments and you’re right there for them. That’s what I love about rural medicine. Every single one of my days is something completely different.

I feel like I’ve grown immensely not just because I’m now a father of two beautiful girls but coming here and starting as a junior doctor and working through the ranks to become a senior doctor, the responsibility that entails to the hospital, to the community, you can’t help but respond to that with personal growth.

Coming here has been the best decision I’ve ever made for my career, my family and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Last updated: February 2024