Deakin Medical Students

Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and therefore regularly hosts nursing, medical and allied health students.

In 2018 Active Health is host to 2 Medical Students from Deakin University, Brittany Butten and Ly Doan.

Britt and Ly will co-consult with senior doctors including Dr Marg Garde and Dr Vishnu Sangangari.

Britt is 24-year-old 3rd year medical student from Deakin University. Before her studies in Medicine she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) and Biomedical Science (Genetics and Reproduction) at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Since starting medical school, Britt has taken a special interest in Global and Indigenous Health.  She has just returned from India where she was part of a team providing primary health checks and vaccinations to disadvantaged tribal groups in Odisha, India. Britt and her partner, Jacob, are excited to be a part of the Portland community in 2018!

Ly is a 26-year-old 3rd year medical student from Deakin University. Before her studies in Medicine, she completed her Bachelor of Radiography (Honours) with Monash University and practiced at the Alfred Hospital for two years, specialising in Trauma & Emergency Radiology. Since starting medical school, Ly has taken a special interest in Primary and Refugee Healthcare. She has just returned from Odisha where she was part of the Global Village Project team who provided primary healthcare checks and vaccinations to disadvantaged individuals living in rural India. Ly is excited to be a part of the Portland community in 2018!

On days that the students are in clinic you may be offered an appointment with them if they are working with the senior doctor you wish to see.

When you have an appointment with one of the students they will begin the consult taking some initial assessments before the senior doctor joins them . This allows the students to continue to practice and develop their medical skills in a clinical setting and also gives them valuable face to face time with patients.

As mentioned Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and we aim to offer our students the opportunity to experience a broad range of aspects in the clinical setting. We therefore encourage patients to allow students to co-consult with GP's but understand if at any time you decline to have them present during your consult.

 

Brittany Butten

Ly Doan