Jane Gamgee has her sights set on a career in medicine after being accepted to study at UQ.
Jane Gamgee has her sights set on a career in medicine after being accepted to study at UQ. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Jane living her dream

AFTER an anxious wait to see if she was on the way towards her dream career, Swanfels teenager Jane Gamgee was blown away to see the words she had been hoping for.

The former Warwick State High School student yesterday received news she has been accepted to study medicine at the University of Queensland.

Last month, Jane's long study hours and hard work had paid off and she was rewarded with an elusive OP 1.

The studious teenager knew she needed an OP 1 to study her first preference of medicine, with midwifery, nursing and other medical degrees.

Although she had worked tirelessly throughout high school, Jane said she was not expecting to be accepted into her chosen course.

"I definitely didn't think I would get in - it was kind of my dream course but I didn't think I would have made it," she said.

The aspiring doctor said her acceptance to the course was the beginning of a life-long dream and she couldn't wait to get into it.

"I have always wanted to be a doctor and UQ is a pretty prestigious school and has a good medicine program," she said.

"I am so relived - it's probably one of the best feelings of my life, actually."

Jane is set to undertake six tough years of study and will come out on the other end with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

Jane is considering specialising in pediatrics and would love to work in a rural community, such as Warwick.

"You get to know people a lot better in the smaller towns - I don't know why people don't want to come to the county," she said.


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