Emma Lumsden (2011)

As a 17 year old, Emma Lumsden narrowed down her future plans to two options. It was Music or Medicine.

‘I was really unsure, but I talked to a lot of people and got a feel for the two different paths and where they might take me. I spent my holidays after school working in a Doctor’s surgery (thanks to another Fairholme parent), and that was where I decided - Yes, this is what I want to do with my life.’

Emma continued to show her exceptional qualities at University, and was one of a few graduating students recognised for going beyond her studies to make a positive impact on campus at UQ, within the community and internationally.

The video shows › Emma’s involvement in the Ashintosh Foundation.

‘Since graduating in December, I have moved to Townsville to commence my internship at the Townsville Hospital. In fact, I’ve just come off shift at 2am this morning and I just kind of came home, sat on my bed and couldn’t believe what had just happened. Shocked probably doesn’t even quite cover it!’ 

Emma says her exciting future began at Fairholme.

‘I would not be where I am without Fairholme. It was due to the supportive environment, quality education and plethora of opportunities provided that we, as students, were allowed to fully reach our potential and make informed decisions about our future.’

And she has this advice for any aspiring medicine students.

‘Take advantage of the opportunities afforded to you by Fairholme, chat to lots of people at different stages of the medical pathway to equip you with as much knowledge as possible and don’t be discouraged if you don’t get there immediately. You can get there!’

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