Meet Jasmyn Lloyd, the 2020 recipient of the ACRRM President’s Prize Indigenous student award.
ACRRM’s President’s Prize awards two deserving medical students with an all-inclusive trip to Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) including registration and conference social event tickets. ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee says he had his work cut out for him when selecting this year’s winners out of the large number of high calibre applications.
Growing up in rural and remote towns such as Old Calperum and Roxby Downs, Jasmyn is well versed with how much a rural community trusts and relies on their local Rural Generalist (RG). Jasmyn admires the resilience and ability of RGs who “learn to use what they have and get around the lack of resources”.
Jasmyn looks forward to pursuing a career in medicine and plans to specialise in women’s health as she believes “seeing a female doctor with skills in OB/GYN would make a real difference in the community”.
“Going to see a female doctor in rural or remote communities is hard and I’d like to be able to ensure that women in the community do not have to travel so far to see a female doctor”.
Jasmyn is keen to follow her profession wherever she is needed, either within her local Riverlands community, or travelling to assist families living on remote stations.
The President’s Prize is providing her the chance to network and learn from leaders in the field of Rural Generalism who attend RMA from all over the world.