Rani sets her sights on rural medicine
AFTER living in the Clarence Valley, 17-year-old Rani Singh picked a path in medicine with the intention of working in rural health when she graduates from university.
"I've been in a rural area and I've seen how there is not enough healthcare and not enough doctors and I just wanted to contribute,” she said.
"I've always wanted to be a pediatrician, I've always loved working with children, I think children have a lot of potential that we can help them unlock.”
Yesterday, Rani got one step closer to her dream when she received three band sixes in her HSC and is expected to get an ATAR in the mid 90s.
After being named dux of Clarence Valley Anglican School, Rani is now eagerly awaiting her acceptances into university.
"I'm hoping that these marks are good enough, when you look at them alone they're good, but when you look at someone who is going to do medicine, it's different,” she said.
Rani has already had four interviews for medical school, including the University of New South Wales, which is Rani's top choice.
"They have a rural medical program which helps rural students get into medicine, which is really good,” she said.
She's also interviewed at a university in Adelaide.
"I went there last week, it was really lovely... Adelaide isn't as overwhelming as Sydney,” she said.
She's also applied at the University of Newcastle and James Cook University.
Rani and every other student from CVAS who applied has received early acceptance to university, but Rani is holding out for a spot at one of her picks.