I recently undertook an Aurora internship placement with the First Peoples Health Unit (FPHU) on the Gold Coast. FPHU’s work is varied and dynamic.
I spent my winter university break in Darwin, interning at Danila Dilba Health Service for four weeks as part of the Aurora Internship Program. DDHS provides primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but also has a policy and strategy team.
The journey to my Aurora internship started 4 years ago when I visited Perth for the Global Health Conference, run by the Australian Medical Students Association. A speaker talked about the ‘Outback Vision Van’ a new initiative to bring ophthalmology services to the people of Western Australia.
This was the first time I commenced an internship so naturally I was nervous about the experience, however the Aurora team were helpful throughout my application process, kept regular communication and with excellent host matching skills and follow up support I was on placement with Danila Dilba
**Please note the term Aboriginal will be used to be inclusive of the terms ‘Torres Strait Islander’ and ‘Indigenous’, unless stated otherwise.
Please note that the term ‘Aboriginal’ will be used to be inclusive of the terms ‘Torres Strait Islander’ and ‘Indigenous,’ unless otherwise stated.