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Work Experience Could Lead to ADF Career : Dylan Boggild

Dylan Boggild with other medical volunteers in Nepal as part of a program with Projects Abroad

Dylan Boggild with other medical volunteers in Nepal as part of a program with Projects Abroad

A medical career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is looming large for a Queensland teenager, who has just completed work experience at Lavarack Barracks in Townville.

That Dylan Boggild will pursue a medical career is something of a given. His father is a Neurologist, mum is a dietician and there are various other medical professions scattered through his family tree.

Dylan spent a week with 2 Close Health Company at the Lavarack Health Centre and says he’d like to join the ADF as a medical officer.

“Seeing the specific medical training that Defence offers was really good,” Dylan said.

“Working in the Health Centre and shadowing the doctors – even though it was for just a short time, was really interesting”.

“I also really like the physical training element of Defence. It’s a lifestyle that I’m used to and I think I’d enjoy it as well.”

The Year 12 student at Townsville Grammar School has also just completed a placement in Nepal where he volunteered for a medical-specific posting with Projects Abroad.

“It was a real eye opener to see the differences in medical facilities and approaches to treatment between Australia and a developing country,” he said.

Dylan has already indicated he’d like to participate in the Graduate Entry Scheme, where he could be sponsored by Defence in his medical studies. Upon completion, he would then commit to a period of ADF service to return the benefit of that training