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An indication of the contribution of the AMA (WA) Junior Doctor of the Year (Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award) winner, Dr Brittney Wicksteed, to her profession was her previous nomination as a finalist for the Junior Doctor of the Year Award in 2020.

An Emergency Medicine trainee currently developing broad skills in metropolitan settings to allow her to work in a rural emergency department, it is in the rural setting she has made arguably her biggest impact.

Brittney is the Vice President of the Rural Doctors Association of Western Australia. Her independent and assertive style means when she sees a need, she goes right ahead and finds a way to have it met.

Roles such as Founding President of the Junior Medical Officers of the Great Southern Society, Founding President of Junior Medical Officers of the Kimberley Society, and Founder and Chair of WA Rural Doctors in Training demonstrate her commitment across vast areas of the State.

This article first appeared in the July-August 2023 edition of Medicus:

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