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Dad, daughter become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors

Date posted: 14 May 2014

A father and daughter from Brisbane, Noel and Gemma Hayman, have become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors.

Mr Hayman made history in 1990 when he was one of two Aboriginal people to graduate in medicine from the University of Queensland.

His daughter is now following in her father's footsteps.

Ms Hayman recently finished postgraduate studies in medicine and is now interning at Logan Hospital, south of Brisbane.

However, she was not always sure a career in medicine was the right path. The 31 year old has also worked as a prison guard and a police officer.

'I had to try the other things first so I knew what I was doing,' she said.

The medical careers of both father and daughter have stemmed from a desire to help close the gap in Indigenous health.

Source: ABC Indigenous news


Last updated: 14 May 2014
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