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15 December 2015
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This has been a busy week for new UNSW graduate Amanda Cohn -- not only did the Rural Clinical School (RCS) alumna complete her medical degree, but she also picked up the Foundation Year Graduates Medal.

The award is presented to the graduating medical student who excels the most in the areas of leadership and fellowship across the academic and non-academic realm. 

"I'm really proud to have been recognised for my work in the wider community," Dr Cohn says. "Especially as an activist and advocate on local health issues, as an SES volunteer, as a peer teacher and mentor for younger students, and in the not-for-profit sector."

Dr Cohn completed her medical degree at RCS's Albury campus, and intends to stay on in the area to continue her medical training, and maybe do some teaching at the campus.

"I'll be working in Albury and I'm really excited to give back to the Albury campus as a tutor for junior medical students next year." 

But before she gets stuck into her career as a graduate doctor she is going to take a much deserved break.

"I'll be spending the holidays in Japan with my partner Geoff for some well-earned rest!"

See how UNSW's Rural Clinical School brings world-class medical education to rural Australia, and trains the next generation of Indigenous and rural doctors here.