Jessemine is a final year medical student at James Cook University. She is currently based in Townsville where she is involved in the local refugee assistance program. In 2012 she took on the role of Academic Convenor for the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) Global Health Conference. Prior to this role, she was the James Cook representative for the AMSA Global Health Network and the vice-chair of the James Cook University Global Health Association, Santé. In addition to physician training and acute medicine, her interests lie in sustainable development, the politics of global investment, and international relations shaping trade, investment and finance in the developing world.
This week, we hand the reigns of TGH over to two young inspiring student doctors from Northern Australia. Jess and Brendon encapsulate the next generation of passionate, globally aware and connected medicos.. Here they explore their already