Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Samantha Gibson-Smith

Samantha Gibson-Smith

Tasmanian born and bred Samantha Gibson-Smith fancied the idea of studying medicine ever since she was young, but it wasn’t until a close family member fell ill that she knew she “wanted to do something challenging”.

Completing her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Tasmania last year, Samantha is looking forward to heading down the path of a ruralist general practice career.

Samantha is a “big lifestyle person” and is excited to complete her five-week internship placement in the picturesque Huon Valley: “I’m excited about the different lifestyle that Huon Valley has to offer, compared to my home city of Hobart. I’m looking forward to developing my skill set in a rural setting.”

Samantha lists bushwalking, horse riding, and taking her dog to the beach as a few of her favourite pastimes, and says she is grateful to pursue a career that is known to support a good lifestyle balance.

“One of the biggest appeals of being a GP is the hours, so it’s great that I’m able to enjoy my personal interests alongside my professional life.”

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