Dr Michelle Barrett, Senior Lecturer, at the Australian National University Medical School and General Practitioner is interviewed by Emily Buckley, first year medical student about her career in medicine.
Michelle Barrett graduated from Flinders University in 1991. As a 4th year Michelle joined the Army Undergraduate Scheme which meant they supported her for the remaining two and a half years and that she would have to return service (work for them) after completing her internship and residency.
Michelle went to Canberra for Internship. She and her husband thought they would be there for a year – they are still there.
In the Army Michelle had the privilege and challenge of deployment to Rwanda in 1994/95 that was a life changing seven months.
Over the next few years Michelle worked at ADFA/Duntroon and Russell Offices and had two children. After completing her General Practice training she bought her own practice in 2000.
Since then Michelle has continued in her General Practice as well as becoming more involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, junior medical officers and GP registrars. Michelle is keen to support the next generation of doctors – “it is our duty to look after them so they can look after our future”.
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