Medical student wins Cancer Council Australia essay competition
Jillian Mellor, a second year medical school, recently won the Cancer Council Australia’s Essay Competition (Personalised Cancer Treatment – Fad or Future). Her contribution was considered the clear winner of the competition.
Her prize was to travel to Vienna to take part in the 14th International Summer School 'Oncology for Medical Students'. This year the school was hosted by the Medizinische Universität Wien (Medical University of Vienna) and attended by 35 medical students from countries such as Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Sudan and the UK. All participants presented a poster on cancer research in their country: Jillian presented on the challenges of access to radiotherapy services in rural and remote Australia. "I had a great experience and appreciated the opportunity to study at the Vienna summer schools," she says.
Brooke Wilson, a fourth year medical student, was named as one of the two national runner-ups. Both of their essays can be read on the Cancer Council Australia's website